While some habits help you in achieving your goals, others are nothing more than a distraction. While some habits keep you in good health, other are harmful and negatively affect your mind. Habits good or bad are a part of life but only the good ones benefit us. Do not let your bad habits take over the good ones and affect your personality and efficiency.
Even though good and bad are the two sides of coin and with every good, there is bound to be some bad, there are certain habits that come with no good and should immediately be discarded without any second thought. Don’t let any bad habit reflect negatively on your personality that would in turn harm your reputation and respect at work and in your personal life. Here is a list of ten habits, that if you have, you must get rid of:
10. Nail biting
If you are nervous and you want to show it, bite off your nails! One need not even mention what a bad habit nail biting is. Not only does it represent under confidence, it also is harmful to the mouth as the dirt in the nails find its way in the mouth, increasing germs and causing diseases. So apart from being unhealthy biting nails always takes away the aesthetic appeal of the fingers resulting in obnoxious looking fingernails.
9. Cleaning your ear with a key
How dangerous is this habit you ask? The answer is very. The reason you should immediately get rid of this habit if you have it is that it can lead to hearing impediment and this is not just when you are not being careful. The metal of the key can damage the hearing ability of the ear and can even tear off the ear drum. So loose its before you lose your ability to hear. So get rid of this habit in order to have a safe and sound hearing ability.
8. Eating junk food for every meal
The habits you must get rid of are the unhealthy ones and eating junk is the one that tops the list. It is not so that you should completely avoid all the junk food there is but limiting it is a healthy choice. The tastier junk food is not better than the healthy salad or rice that gives you the complete nutrition that your body needs. So cut out the junk food and eat healthy food to enjoy a disease free living.
7. Not staying in touch with close ones
Quite often in the race of life, we are all trying to get somewhere and in the process we forget the ones we love and care about. Let this not happen to you. Don’t lose touch with your close friends and family members as become your strength during testing times and be there for them in their hard times as they have been there for you. The joy of connecting with them is priceless.
6. Not appreciating the small efforts made by people
Every big task that is accomplished has small contribution from everyone who has been a part of it. Everything puts in their best to make any task a success. Note that you never ignore these small efforts made by people. Being appreciated for the work they have done, motivates people to work harder and achieve greater heights. In the habit of being unappreciative, don’t ignore the small yet significant things that people have done. Take a step forward to acknowledge the valuable things that people have done.
5. Criticising everything
There is bound to be silver lining to everything and not everything can go wrong. While it is important for you to notice the things that have gone wrong and correct them, don’t go on to criticise each and every thing that is a part of the process. Appreciate the things done right and change the ones done wrong. Don’t stop to criticise, stop to change. Criticism can do nothing but bring about an aura of negativity.
4. Procrastinating work
Distractions are always going to be many and there are always going to be reasons for you to not do your work but stop looking at those reasons now and start completing the task at hand. The earlier you commit yourself to work, faster you will reap its results. So don’t dive into reasons of not doing something, dive into reasons of finishing the task at hand.
3. Finishing a task for the heck of it
One of the worst habits you can ever have is to hurriedly finish whatever is in front of you and move on to the next task. Whether you love doing something or not, don’t bend the rules to get done with something for the heck of completing it. Instead invest time in it and finish it with all the efforts required to ensure top quality work. Not only will this bring appreciation but also introduce you to self-containment.
2. Trying to control the uncontrollable
The law of nature is made of the virtue that the nature does what it do desires and is beyond the control of the humans. So stop focusing your energy on something that is beyond your control, something that you can do nothing about. There are always going to be external variables that won’t be under your control. Focus your energy on the controllable and the changeable to get the desired results.
1. Making excuses
The blame game and the world of excuses is lucrative to avoid taking responsibility for what you have done as well as for something you haven’t. This negative quality in your personality does not only affect your work and efficiency as you are always looking for excuses for failing and never accepting your fault to change it and achieve success, but also creates a negative environment around you.