5 Bad Habits you should quit now

5 Bad Habits you should quit now Albert Camus quotes
Albert Camus quotes

“Bad Habits are easy to quit today than tomorrow.”
Habits are behaviors or patterns that tend top occur unconsciously and regularly. When someone starts doing something continuously for a long period of time, then that becomes a habit. Bad habits gets established in our lives very easily while it’s hard to establish a good habit. To replace a bad habit with a good one, it requires persistence and self control.
Bad habits are negative behavior patters which occur continuously and without your realization. Hence, unintentionally you may end up hurting your own body and health everyday, due to your own actions.

Below are some bad habits listed, which are common in many people, these bad habits affect your brain, body, life style and productivity. By making continuous efforts and with the help of your will power and determination you can overcome these bad habits.

1)Procrastination
Procrastination is the habit of delaying something which requires immediate attention, and doing other things which are not that important.

Bad habits Abraham Lincoln quotes Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.
Abraham Lincoln quotes

You have an important work to do today but you think it can done after some time, and start doing something useless such as playing video games. This is the case of procrastination.

Procrastination is very common among people, but if someone starts avoiding or delaying important works, then it can create a huge problem.

Lack of interest in work, laziness, low will power and low ambition are some of the reasons for procrastination.
There are some simple steps, if followed, can help overcome procrastination.
– love your work and take interest in what you do.
-commitment: commit yourself to your work.
-Prepare a time table for everything you do and set a time limit to finish a particular work.

2)Overspending
When someone spends more money that he earns then it is called overspending.
There are many reasons which leads to overspending such as,
-easy credit is available.
-due to addictive behavior.
-overspending more to impress others.
-overspending and pretending to be rich.
-low income.
-having high expenses such as medical expense.
However overspending is a common habit among many, it can be prevented by developing the habit of savings.
Savings can be developed by little planing and self-control. Plan your budget and try to avoid unnecessary shopping and use of credit.
Always try to save more than 10% of what you earn.

3)Bad eating habits
Bad eating habits include
-having snacks even when not hungry.
-eating unhealthy food.
-skipping breakfast.
-eating too quickly.
-eating junk food.
There are many bad effects of bad eating habits on your brain and body such as,
-weight gain.
-poor brain functioning.
-poor muscle strength and exercise capabilities.
-poor digestion and heartburn.
-distraction in sleep.
These bad effects can be prevented, by improving your eating habits.

4)Smoking

10 bad habits you shoud quit now smoking
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Smoking is one of the most dangerous bad habit. Smoking affects almost every organ of your body and causes disease and reduces health of every smoker.
Smoking kills half of smokers.
smoking kills six million people every year.
Smoking increase the risk of premature death.
Smoking is the leading cause of many disease such as lung cancer, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD), erectile dis-function, birth defects, cancer of larynx and mouth, peripheral vascular disease, hypertension etc.
Feeling stressed and down are some of the reasons people start smoking.
health effects of smoking 5 bad habits you should quit now
Image source Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

5)Excess alcohol consumption

Effects of alcohol 5 bad habits you should quit now
Effects of alcohol on body

Excess alcohol consumption leads to
-damage to central nervous system and peripheral nervous system
-alcohol addiction.
-damage to central nervous system and peripheral nervous system
-malnutrition
-alcoholic liver disease
-cancer
-heart failure
-insomnia
-metabolic syndrome
-sexual dysfunction
-hormonal imbalance
-weakens immune system

48 Comments


  1. Good post and thanks for the follow on Livritome! One of my bad habits is not making time to blog — somehow that ties into procrastination and wasting time on useless activities. Your post is inspiring me to do better.

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  2. I have discovered a trick to combat procrastination. When you don’t feel like doing something, it’s usually because you get intimated by the perceived required effort. In that case, just tell yourself that instead of doing the task, you are only going to work on a tiny portion this time, and leave the remainder for the next time. It’s the strategy of divide and conquer. Works pretty well with dishwashing, for example. 🙂

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      1. Actually. That’s how we combat writing procrastination. Instead of focusing on writing one 2,000 words blogposts, we focus only on writing a great paragraph and nothing else. And then, it’s just a matter of rinse and repeat.

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  3. After reading this, I have found that I have a couple of bad eating habits that I need to work on!
    You might not remember Alchemist, but thanks for being the first follower for my blog 🙂

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  4. Dear Alchemist, thank you for this informative post and to follow my blog on Staunaprojects. What gave you the kick to write about bad habits?

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  5. Wonderful list. You might wish to fix a spelling just under the first image:

    “Bad habits are easy to quite today than tomorrow.”

    Feel free to delete this part of the comment. =)

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    1. Thank you for pointing out the mistake. 🙂
      No need to delete this comment. 🙂

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  6. The only thing I need to work on from this list is the bad eating habits: specifically I KNOW I eat too fast, and eat when I’m not hungry. AAAArggh! Knowing is half the battle, right??

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  7. I definitely have some bad eating habits!!!!! I’m hoping to curb some of them with Whole30! And overspending, we are in the middle of Dave Ramsey! Did you tell us YOUR bad habits??

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    1. 🙂 🙂 Well i too have some bad habits, but can’t you. 🙂

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  8. Loving the blog!
    Thanks so much for the follow.
    I will be keeping up with your stuff!! 🙂

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  9. Well said. But it is ttur tht people have “bad” habit to overlook good advices 😉

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  10. I love your blog content. But I can’t seem to locate the Follow button/link.

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      1. I think I missed it. I was looking for the regular one that pops out at the bottom. Following now.

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  11. Thanks for the follow! Had a look at your blog, I’m trying to get healthy and fit right now so this post was really interesting 🙂 keep it up!

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  12. I don’t have any trouble with drugs or alcohol, but procrastination will get me every time. Good luck writing. Thanks for following my blog.

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  13. good information! i like this blog i get so many inspiration.
    btw, thanks for following my blog 🙂

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  14. Sorry, but you did not mention that more people are being killed by alcohol addiction than by smoking. This fact is often ignored in public discussions while alcohol is still regarded as a social accepted drug.

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  15. I’m absolutely guilty of both overspending and not always eating the healthiest, but I am consciously working on both of these things. Thank you for the positive thoughts on breaking these bad habits!

    Thank you for following along with me and my blog!

    Best

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  16. Procrastination. The bug bear of my life…
    Phf.
    I’ll just finish this tomo-

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  17. What I’m going to say is counter intuitive, however, sometimes procrastination means that we instinctively know to wait for Divine Timing. Sometimes we don’t have all the tools or facts we require to move forward. Sometimes the body and mind need rest. Sometimes procrastination is a good thing, especially for people who are doers and are constantly on the move and always trying or forcing to get things done.

    I have found that as an author, procrastination has been my friend. When I waited for inspiration to strike, I ended up with better text than if I had pushed myself to write before the right time.

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  18. I think you’re right, these are the 5 most common and worst habits everybody should try to break. Great Post.

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