Everyone has their bad habits and often these things can be very tricky to break. How do you stop doing something that you have been doing every day since you can remember? There are many ways to break a bad habit with some being easier than others.
Here, we are going to look at some of the bad habits that could be getting in the way of your life. Keep reading to find out which bad habits that we think you should break in 2019.
Living for Screen Time
These days, everyone has a smartphone and many people can’t go anywhere without having it on them. These phones can do everything from letting you keep in contact with your loved ones to internet shopping, gaming and much more. For this reason, it can be easy to become glued to your phone and live for screen time. This is a bad habit and it can be toxic when you start ignoring others to spend time looking at your mobile phone.
There are many ways to reduce your screen time and some phones even come with tools that allow you to keep track of your usage. Make sure to live in the moment and spend less time looking at your screen this year.
One of the most popular bad habits that you can have is smoking and often this goes as far as addiction. Many people are addicted to smoking which can not only affect their health but also their wallet. For this reason, we suggest that you break your bad habit and quit smoking as soon as you can.
Of course, quitting smoking is very difficult, especially if this is a habit that you have had for years. The good news is that there are alternatives to smoking like vapes that can help you to break the habit. There are articles on this which you can find here so make sure to have a look and break this bad habit today.
Drinking Too Much
Another bad habit that can affect your health is drinking too much which many people do every single weekend. While you might not find that you need to have a drink every day, you could be someone who indulges in binge drinking at the weekends. This is a bad habit to have as you are overloading yourself with alcohol and this can affect your health.
To break this habit, we suggest saying no to the next few nights out. If you can’t say no then consider avoiding alcohol or cutting down how much you are drinking that night. It is entirely possible to have fun without drinking a lot of alcohol despite what others might tell you.
Comparing Yourself to Others
Do you find that you spend a lot of your time comparing yourself to others? This is a bad habit that can have a serious effect on your mental health, and you will soon feel as though you are not good enough. Comparing yourself to others is extremely dangerous as everyone is different, and everyone has their own flaws. It is much easier to see the flaws in yourself rather than in others.
To break this habit, we suggest that you try your hardest to understand that social media is not always reality. Try to take a break from your social feed to help you focus on your life and not the lives that others are living. Don’t compare yourself to others as this is only going to have negative consequences.
The final bad habit that we think that you should break in 2019 is overworking yourself. It can be easy to get bogged down in work and all of the things that you have going on in your life, but this can lead to health problems both physically and mentally. You need to make sure that you are giving yourself time to rest and aren’t falling into the habit of never giving yourself time to breathe.
To break this habit, try to avoid working overtime, give yourself a break from time to time and say no to events when you think you just need a day to yourself. Soon, you’ll benefit from the rest and you’ll break this bad habit.
There are so many bad habits that people have around the world that you need to remember that you are not alone. If you find that you have any of the bad habits that we have discussed in this article, then it might be time to make a change and try to break them. Find alternatives, give yourself time to breathe and soon you’ll find that you can get back on track with your life with much less to worry about.
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