We all have our bad habits, there is no denying that. There are some habits, however, that may seem to be harmless on the surface but are actually wreaking damage without us noticing it. Take a look at some of these habits and see if you are guilty of engaging in them.
Using the phone while driving. This is really a no brainer – bad habit no doubt. However, everyone who does this has his own way of rationalizing it. There is a plethora of hands-free devices that we can use to make talking on the phone while driving safe. STOP IT. Driving requires concentration and even if you’re using a hands-free device, talking on the phone takes away from that concentration that can make the difference between life and death!
Watching TV every single night. So what’s bad about that? People need to de-stress after work. If TV is their way of doing it, why not? The bad thing about spending every single night glued to the tube is that there are so many other negative implications. One, you may not be spending as much as time as you should interacting with other people – that will help you de-stress better. Two, you tend to eat more when watching TV. Three, studies have shown that too much TV can increase your risk for Alzheimer’s later in life.
Listening to music. Alright, I have to qualify this. Music is part of many people’s lives and that shouldn’t be counted as a bad habit. The bad part comes into the picture when you plug those earbuds in constantly and increase the volume. Our ears are sensitive machines and if exposed to loud noises constantly, they will simply stop functioning. The alternative then is to force yourself to get used to lower sound levels.
Which of these bad habits do you have? Don’t you think it’s time to do something about them? Do visit o5.com for great lifestyle tips of every kind- it’s a wonderful resource- I especially liked a recent article on toddler anxiety.
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