Bad Habits

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Habits are things people do repeatedly. But most of the time people are hardly aware that they even have them. They’re on autopilot. Some habits are good, such as; exercising regularly, planning ahead, and showing respect for others. Some are bad, like; thinking negatively, feeling inferior and blaming others. And some don’t really matter, including; Taking showers at night, eating yogurt with a fork, or reading magazines from back to front. Depending on what they are, our habits will either make us or break us. We become what we repeatedly do,“Watch your thoughts, they become your actions, Watch your actions, they become habits, Watch your habits, they become you character, Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.” Luckily, our minds and our bodies are stronger than our habits. Therefore, everyone can change them.Many people are trapped in some kind of a bad habit that they wish they never had. Bad habits are formed more easily than good habits, and are usually the hardest to get rid of. Smoking, drinking, gambling, overeating, and eating fast food are all examples of bad habits. Many people, who know of their bad habits, want to change, but no matter how hard they try, they usually find themselves not being able to. To change, we have to have an intention and high motivation. It is easy to develop bad habits, especially when a person is young. This is because when a person is young, it is hard for him/her to distinguish the difference between right and wrong because of their inexperience. Bad habit is a process that starts from our mind—our thoughts. Habit is formed by a step-by-step process which involves thought, action, and repetition. Thought is the backbone of creating bad habits. Our mind plays a very important role in creating habits. Being humans, we do not realize the consequence(s) of turning our thoughts into reality.
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