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Bad habits you should drop


Habits are usually things we pick up by imitating people or by starting it on our own. Most habits are dangerous, some are annoying, some are good and some do not have pros and cons.

In this post, I will be talking about those habits we need to drop as soon as possible.

PROCRASTINATION: This is a time killer. We procrastinate when we are lazy or just don’t feel like doing anything. Imagine if you have 10 tasks to perform that day and you keep on saying “I will do them later” until it becomes too late.

The next thing is to have regrets. I hate having regrets, I mean, nobody likes having regrets because they make me wish for a machine that can make me go back to the past.

Procrastination makes easy things harder.

If you have something to do, make sure you discipline yourself to do it at the appropriate time.

SOCIAL MEDIA ADDICTION: Are you that kind of person that tells your friends to repeat their stories because your attention was divided? You were busy scrolling and clicking on facebook, twitter, Instagram or any other social media.

The more time we spend on social media, the lesser time we have to develop the true kind of friendship.

HOLDING GRUDGES: Sometimes, people do terrible things that make you think to hold a grudge against them is the best solution. Holding a grudge makes you bitter and it makes your heart heavy. Consider forgiving those people but never allow yourself to be let down again.

People who hold grudges are hurting themselves. Stop keeping records of  the wrong things people do to you, it’s poisonous to your life and it will never change anything.

DOUBTING YOURSELF: Every time you encounter something, the first comment that comes to your mind is “I can’t do it” even when you haven’t given it a try. You give yourself billions of reasons why you can’t do it and finally, you become fully convinced that you really can’t do it.

Success will never come knocking on your door if you keep doubting yourself. It will come to you when you try something.

Who said you can’t do it?

Go out there and experiment on something!!

DWELLING ON THE PAST: Yesterday is history. Each minute you dwell on your past, you lose one minute from today. The past is surely a place to remember but not a place to stay.

The past is gone, let go of it and move on.

TALKING TO YOURSELF IN PUBLIC: Talking to yourself helps you organise your thoughts and we sometimes  make the right choices and decisions when we talk to ourselves. It’s beneficial but I have three questions, where do you talk to yourself? In public places where there are so many people?  Or when you are alone?

If you want to organise your thoughts by talking to yourself, don’t let people hear you if you don’t want to look insane.

BITING PENS AND PENCILS: This is an awful habit, it’s unsanitary and it can cause jaw strain. What if the pen or pencil you are chewing has been rolling on a dusty table or floor? Who knows if someone else has chewed it before you?

Try choosing your pens and pencils wisely because some are more chewable than others.

Place tapes or bitter substances around those areas you chew, it can help you stop chewing pens or pencils

SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME WATCHING TV:  This reduces your mental capacity and you feel your head with so much fiction and useless information. Watching TV is not a crime but when you spend so much time watching TV, you develop a lazy lifestyle.

This also helps you to waste precious time.

If you feel like you don’t have anything to do, consider reading an inspiring article or hanging out with friends and family.

EXTRAVAGANT SPENDING: Spending more than you need is considered wasteful and inconsiderate. If you have an excess of anything, you can save some for the future or invest with it.

You should also consider giving some to people who have nothing or little.

It doesn’t hurt to be generous or good.


Self improvement

Izuzu Nworgu • April 5, 2016

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  1. Thirty30Courtney September 10, 2016 - 10:11 pm Reply

    Awesome post, love! I need to work on not doubting myself and holding grudges. If you hurt me badly enough, I will dead you and pretend you never existed. That doesn’t do anything at all. Great job.

    • Izuzu Nworgu September 11, 2016 - 10:55 pm Reply

      I love your decision. It will definitely help you get rid of negative and bitter thoughts. I’m glad you found this post helpful. Thank you.

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