Letting Go Of Bad Habits

May 18, 2020

We may be in a lockdown situation, but it’s now that’s the perfect time to break bad habits. When you don’t have the distraction of going clubbing with friends, you’re less tempted to take drugs. When you can’t buy alcohol as it’s not essential, you learn to let go of it as a habit. There are plenty of habits that you may indulge in and not even know, but now you can start to get used to letting those bad habits go.

Constructing new habits isn’t always easy, either. It takes a minimum of 28 days to get into a new habit, and that requires consistency on your part to get it right. Getting rid of your bad habits won’t make you into a genius or a health guru, but it will make you into a person who has spent time on themselves to be healthier and more focused. Can you get rid of a bad habit overnight? Absolutely not. But you can learn to swap cigarettes for eliquid on your quest to reduce how much you smoke. You can slowly swap your coffees to decaf so that you aren’t taking in as much caffeine. The world is your oyster, and you can make sure that you feel fantastic. So, which habits could you stand to let go of? Let’s take a look.

red wine pouring into a glass

Bad Habit: You Never Give Yourself Credit

You spend a lot of time being lenient on other people but for you? You beat yourself up for every little infraction. It’s not okay to treat yourself that way. Instead, it would help if you started learning how to be kinder to yourself. Life is hard enough as it is without continually telling yourself you’re doing it wrong – whatever it may be. Stop being so hard on yourself; there’s no one else like you, and that’s a GOOD thing. 

Bad Habit: You’re Always Chasing Something More

When is it enough to look around your life and know that you’ve become happy? Whenever you’re looking for the best thing, you’re bound to forget all the things that you already have. Stop chasing the next big thing, and feel grateful for what you have.

Bad Habit: You Always See Yourself As Amazing

Okay, so this isn’t an inherently bad habit, so I’ll preface this by saying that it’s perfectly fine to see yourself as amazing. The problems arise when it’s all you see. It’s time to learn how to have a little humble pie and remember that you need to have some modesty. It’s not for anyone else’s benefit but for yours: if you can be modest about yourself, you’re going to find it far easier to accept any mistakes you make without a beating.

Bad Habit: Smoking, Drinking, Drugs

These aren’t just bad habits: they’re addictions, and they’re destructive in their behaviours. Start taking them down one by one. Even reducing your consumption can and will make a massive difference to your health.

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