Recognizing The Bad
Bad habits are normally
recognized simply as 'habits' until the performer or the observer
realizes that it is detrimental.
This is not to say that bad habits are relative to a person's
perception of them. As long as they bring harm or discomfort to you
or others, in whatever magnitude and size, they are considered
For instance, parking a gum inside your mouth might not be
initially seen as bad because no one else really gets affected by
Thus, you continue doing so and eventually find yourself
enjoying the feeling of having something ready to chew on. Before
you know it, you're doing it everyday. It becomes a routine.
However, through careful introspection, you might see that not
disposing it after sucking out all the flavour is bad for your
teeth and eventually causes bad breath. You will also notice that
your speech is a little obstructed.
Someone else who hates seeing gum inside other people's mouths
while talking to them might get offended. You might get asked to
leave the room because of it. It has become a bad habit.
|A bad habit is an unfavourable or
destructive act or attitude that a person subconsciously or
consciously performs at regular periods, often in a highly
You might not notice it, but you might already be nursing a number
of bad habits.
Their repetitive nature has made them commonplace, like smoking
three sticks of cigarettes after every meal, cursing every time you
are startled, or gossiping about a workmate's personal life. In
fact, chances are, you have gotten so used to doing them that they
don't really "feel" bad.
It's high time you realize that they are. And your best course of
action is to acknowledge their nature and seek ways to get them out
of your life.