Do You Have These Bad Daily Habits
We all have bad daily habits – it’s no secret. The question is to which point we jeopardize our health without even knowing it.
Smoking and overeating are not the most bad daily habits. There are many other subtle bad habits that can also sabotage your life and health.
Some of these habits can be hard to recognize, especially if they’re part of your normal daily routine. Probably you won’t notice any harmful effects right away.
But over time, bad daily habits can take a serious toll not only on your relationships, but also on your physical health, and psychological well-being.
See if you do any of these on a consistent basis.
1.Re-living Past Stressful Moments
If you are constantly thinking about a stressful event from your past, whether it was 10 years ago or 10 minutes ago, isn’t good for your psychological well-being at all.
In a study published in Behaviour Research and Therapy, was found that ruminating leads to increased depressive symptoms.
The more people thought about past stressful events, the more likely they were to get depressed.
Researchers also found that decreasing rumination helped alleviate depressed mood.
It’s really not worth to spend so much time thinking about the stressful events in your life.
Those are things from the past you can’t change, so it’s better to commit to put all your energy into more worthwhile causes.
Plan your future instead and enjoy the process.
2.Using Your Friends To Vent
If you think that calling a friend to complain about your bad day helps release negative emotions – you’re totally wrong.
Talking about bad feelings is more likely to amplify your negative emotions.
Co-ruminating increases stress hormone levels in women.
Children who tend to rehash their problems with peers were more likely to be diagnosed with depression – especially girls.
Letting out negative emotions by venting to a friend may keep you stuck in a bad mood for a prolonged time.
Do you by any chance call yourself stupid when making a mistake?
It’s not healthy to point out every flaw you see when you pass a mirror, because harsh self-criticism can become a life-long habit.
Beating up and putting yourself down can have a bad outcome for your mental health, you know?
In a study published in Personality and Individual Differences was found that harsh self-criticism increases depressive symptoms.
On the other hand, self-compassion has been linked to greater psychological health and resilience.
It is always better to change the way you think so you can feel better.
Yes, this bad habit can be tough one to break, but with lot of effort you can learn to develop a kinder inner dialogue and image about yourself.
Love yourself more instead of inner-criticizing all the time!
4. You Are Glued To Social Media
Spending A LOT of time on social media can turn out bad for your mental health.
In a study published in American Journal of Preventive Medicine was discovered that social media can lead to have feelings of isolation.
The more time people spend on social media sites, the more isolated they appear to be.
In other words – social isolation is bad for your mental and physical well-being.
Because you may find yourself measuring up your life to your friend’s lives. And doing such comparison can automatically switch your bad mood almost instantly.
Instead of spending hours and hours of scrolling through social media, you better invest your time and energy into one-on-one people interactions.
Schedule a lunch with a friend, or call someone on the phone, because real-life social interactions can significantly improve your psychological health and mental clarity.
5. You’ve Become A Night Bird
If you think that pushing off bedtime for another 30 min to an hour will help you accomplish a few more tasks before bed – you’re fooling yourself.
No, you won’t get plenty of rest because you have decided to sleep a little later tomorrow morning.
Sleeping later in the morning may increase the chances that you’ll make poor health decisions throughout the day.
In a study published in the American Academy of Sleep Medicine was elaborated that late sleep timing was associated with higher fast-food consumption and lower vegetable intake, especially among men.
In addition, people who went to bed later and slept later, were less likely to get physical activity in the morning.
Going to bed at a reasonable hour may be difficult for you at the beginning, but over time, you’ll adjust to your new sleeping schedule.
6. You’re Spending Too Much Money
Doing impulse purchases at the grocery or on-line store can make you feel better for a moment. But, blowing away your budget may have harmful effects in the long-term run.
Not to mention how it will affect your bank account.
A study published in Clinical Psychology Review, found a correlation between mental illness and financial problems.
Researchers concluded the possibility of having a mental health problem is three times higher among people who have debt.
It was also elaborated that there was even a higher link between suicide and debt. People who complete suicide are 8 times more likely to be in debt.
So, you better take good control of your finances by creating a monthly budget.
Getting your finances in order and spending within your limits could have a positive impact on your life satisfaction and happiness.
7.You’re Watching Too Much TV
Oh yes, this is by far the worst among many other bad daily habits people have.
Watching too much TV.
In a study published in JAMA Psychiatry was elaborated that high television viewing and low physical activity in early adulthood was associated with worse midlife executive function and processing speed in midlife.
Researchers found that people who averaged more than 3 hours of TV per day for almost 25 years, performed poorly on cognitive tests compared to people who watched less TV.
Exchanging TV time for physical activity could be the key to brain health.
So, rather than sitting on the couch after a hard day at the office, go for a walk, or go to the gym.
It’ll be good not only for your body, but your brain too.
8.You’re Skiping Meals
Do you know that skipping meals could be more harmful than you might think?
A study published in Metabolism Clinical and Experimental, elaborated that skipping a meal didn’t mean fewer calories.
Most people eat more when next meal comes, to make up for the meal they skipped.
Missing a meal can create potentially risky metabolic changes.
After skipping a meal, people experienced elevated fasting glucose levels and a delayed insulin response, which are conditions that could eventually lead to diabetes.
You better start new and healthier feeding daily routine.
Eating at regular intervals can help you not only to stay energized, but focused throughout the day, whilst maintaining a healthy body weight.
Don’t skip meals folks!
9.You Eat When You’re Not Hungry
This also most common one among other bad daily habits people have – eating when not hungry.
There are many reasons for this. It may be emotional eating, night-time eating, or eating without control at social events.
As you are probably aware, consuming extra calories can lead to overweight, increasing the risk of plethora of health problems such as:
- High blood pressure
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Sleep apnea
- Kidney disease
- Fatty liver
- Osteoarthritis etc.
If you want to maintain a healthy weight, use foods to feed your body with healthy nutrients, rather than to use food as a form of entertainment or stress reduction.
Try going for a walk, or engaging yourself in a leisure activity. Meditating is a good way to cope with uncomfortable feelings and to calm your body.
Reduce your caloric intake so you can live a longer, healthier life and happier life.
10.You Have A Sedentary Lifestyle
This is the problem no.1 in this modern era.
Working in an office and sitting all day long can be bad for your health, especially if you do the same when you come home.
Sedentary lifestyle is health hazardous.
It have been associated with an increased risk of physical health issues such as obesity, Diabetes type 2, colon cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
Spending too much time in the office chair may also be bad for your mental health and there are studies to prove it.
Do you know that prolonged sitting at office desk can lead to possible depression as well?
The best thing you can do for yourself is to get at least 1 h of vigorous activity each day, to fight the negative effects of too much sitting.
Try to move around as much as possible, so you can keep your body and your mind in better shape than they already are.
At the end we can only say : Keep your health and sanity at check by avoiding these bad daily habits.
Try to make healthier choices in every possible way, and believe us – disconnecting from the social nets for a while can make a big change in your lives.
Re-directing your thoughts toward yourself can open whole another inner world when avoiding your old basic daily routine.
And the best part?
You’ll just love it!
Having a good routine is all you need RIGHT NOW!
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