Everyone has a bad habit or two. Some bad habits are relatively harmless, and maybe a bit annoying to some. Some people have a bad habit of chewing loudly, which can be irritating to the people they are dining with. Others bite their nails, which can be annoying and potentially dangerous. If a person bites their nails too low, they can bleed, and infection is possible. However, many bad habits can be harmful to your health. Some bad habits are more dangerous to your health than others, such as drinking, smoking, and drug use. There are some habits that are bad because they make you feel drained. Here are a few Bad Habits That Are Totally Draining Your Energy – And How To Quit Them.
At least once, we have all told someone that we would do something, but then never follow through. Things come up, and there are times when doing what we promised just isn’t possible. Breaking a promise once is forgivable; however, if you make a habit of breaking promises, it really isn’t a good thing. When you start breaking promises left and right, it will give you the reputation of being an untrustworthy person.
Soon, everyone in your life will know you as the person who can’t keep a promise. When you break a promise, you need to come up with a reason as to why you broke the promise, whether it was true or not. Soon, you are working hard to remember the lies that you have told to be excused for breaking the promise. All of these lies, and trying to keep track of them can be exhausting. Soon, keeping up with your lies becomes a full-time job.
If you don’t want to break promises, you need to think before making a commitment. You need to ask yourself if you will be able to follow through with the promise. If you aren’t sure that you can, don’t make the promise. It is better to not make a promise at all than to break one. When you aren’t making promises that you can’t keep, you don’t need to worry about creating lies and excuses.
When a person has wronged you somehow, it can be challenging to forgive. Even if they apologize, forgiving isn’t always easy. If it is something minor, forgiveness can be easy. If it is something significant that has upended your life significantly, forgiving the person can feel like an impossible task.
While not forgiving the individual may feel as if you are getting justice for what they had done, it is only going to bring you down. Carrying hatred and carrying a grudge can be exhausting. Trying to hold onto something like this can feel like carrying a 100-pound weight on your back. While forgiveness may feel like you are excusing the person for what they did, you are actually helping yourself. Even if the relationship never goes back to the way it once was, at least you won’t have anger and hatred bringing you down.
Not Indulging Yourself
Life can be overwhelming, sometimes. If you are like most people, your days are filled with work, family, social engagements, and things that need to be done around the house. Many people spend all of their time running around doing things for others that they don’t take the time to do something for themselves. This is a bad habit that can quickly become draining. Not only will you feel exhausted, but you can start to hate your life and resent those who you are devoting a great deal of your time to. It is easy to start resenting your boss for piling too much work on you. It is easy to resent your significant other if you are spending time doing things for them and making them happy. Resentment can weigh you down as easily as not taking time for yourself.
If you have a bad habit of not indulging yourself, you need to break it. This doesn’t mean taking weeks away from your responsibilities to have some me-time. All you need is a few hours a week to do something just for you. When you have a chance to focus on yourself and your passions, it can make your life much less stressful. Also, you will have something to look forward to when you have a time set aside to indulge yourself.
Not Ditching the Clutter
If you are the type of person who throws nothing away, your belongings can really build up. If your home becomes cluttered, it is not good for your mind or your body. When your home is cluttered, objects can easily be misplaced. When this happens, you will experience a great deal of stress running around, trying to find what you are looking for. Doing this day after day can be exhausting. Also, the more clutter there is in the home, the more dust and grime will build up. Not only is this bad for your physical health, but it also isn’t good for your overall well being. If your home is filthy, it can put you in a bad mood.
The best way to break this habit is to set a few days a year aside so that you can get rid of the things that you don’t need. Ditching the clutter regularly is good for your health and your mood.
Staying Up Late
If you have one or two late nights a month, it isn’t going to kill you. However, if you make every night a late night, it can start to cause problems. If you don’t get between 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night, getting up in the morning can be hard, and you won’t be the most pleasant person to be around. It can also make getting through the day difficult because all you will want to do is sleep. Also, without proper sleep, your memory, your concentration, and your mood will all suffer. When these things start to become affected, various facets of your life will also be affected.
The only way to break this bad habit is to make sure that you go to sleep at a reasonable hour, and that you get enough sleep.
Dwelling On the Past
Have you ever heard the phrase, could’ve, should’ve would’ve? This phrase can be exhausting. We all have regrets in our lives, and he all have things that we wish we had done differently. These thoughts will do you no good. There is nothing that you can do to change the past, so you shouldn’t dwell on the past. Dwelling on the past will only keep the past alive, which will do nothing but bring you down.
The only way to break this bad habit is to understand that you can’t change the past, so you shouldn’t dwell on it.
Communicating With Toxic People
Most people have that one person in their life who is people say is toxic. This could be the person that you are with the only times that you drink heavily. They could be the one who tries and tries to get you to use drugs on a night out when it usually wouldn’t even consider something like that. Toxic people can rub their negative energy on you, and soon, you become a toxic person yourself.
To break this bad habit, you need to stop spending time with toxic people. If this person has been in your life for years, it can be difficult to cut them off. For your own good, it is essential that you get the toxic people out of your life. This is your best chance of staying happy and staying out of trouble.
Worrying Too Much About What People Think
We are social beings, and its instinct to want to be liked. There is nothing wrong with wanting people to like you or to look up to you, but some people take this too far. If you are worrying so much about what people will think of you that it controls the decisions that you make and the way that you live your life, it can be exhausting. The truth is, not everyone will like you. Not everyone will like your hairstyle or your clothing choices. As long as those that you love the most like you, that’s all that matters. When you stop caring about what others think about you, life will be much more pleasant, and you will be happier.
Living a Sedentary Lifestyle
Everyone looks forward to the one day that they can dress in comfy clothes, pick up some tasty snacks, and binge-watch their favorite shows. There is nothing wrong with doing this occasionally. It actually fits into the category of indulging yourself. This behavior becomes a habit when you are doing it all the time. Living a sedentary lifestyle can cause you to be overweight, obese, it can cause heart problems, increases your chances of having a stroke, and a number of other medical conditions. It can also lead to depression. To break this habit, get off the couch. Find fun activities that will keep you active and burning calories.