Bad habits, we’ve all got them, and some of us have them in abundance.
Now, some bad habits aren’t that bad – but others, like smoking and binge eating, can have terrible consequences on our long-term health. We all want to live for ages right?
The problem can stem from a lack of motivation. If you’re going to keep putting off correcting your bad habits, you’re not going to break them away! Don’t do tomorrow what is easy to do today and even if that is having less sugar in your coffee or smoking one less cigarette a day; it’s more important to start small than not start at all!
So if food is your bad habit, then there’s a place to start – we all love food and the unhealthier it is, the better it tastes. We could all do with extracting the bad stuff from our diets, or at least cutting down on the cakes. It can be sad, though – when we don’t have a release in the form of comfort foods, so make sure you’re doing well before you decide to destroy your current eating habits.
Rapid change isn’t good for anyone unless the circumstances. Start by slowly removing bad foods from your diet. It might help if you cook for yourself more often so you can be mindful about the ingredients in the food that you are going to eat. Kick fried and processed foods out the window and wean yourself off of unhealthy snacks. Rich, fatty foods can and should still be a part of your diet, but they can’t be the foundation of it anymore. Start small with the changes that are easy to make.
If your running shoes or weights are getting dusty, it might be time to get them into use. Fitness is a great thing and we could all find the time to get a little bit more fitness in our lives. Start off simple and small, as always. The easiest way to get fitter is to simply get out a little bit more often with walks and small jogs.
Advance on this by joining a gym and pushing yourself with weights, cycles and rowing machines. You have to break through, but you will really enjoy it once the benefits of working out become clear to you. Of course, don’t push yourself too hard!
Smoking is another nasty habit. The benefits of quitting far outweigh the benefits of smoking. Quit or cut down smoking as soon as possible and if you are finding it hard to quite – wean yourself off the nicotine with something a bit less harmful like E-Cigarettes. Smoking is a proven cause of many cancers and the smoke from cigars and cigarettes doesn’t just affect you, it affects everyone around you.
Shopping and spending is a bit of a strange habit to list, but if we cut down the money we spend on pointless items, we can afford to save a lot more money for the things we really want.
For every bad habit, there’s a strategy to defeat it. Don’t get worn out, break your bad habits!