No, no one has ever warned me that biting my fingernails is harmful for my health or disgusting. It could also be the case that rubbing your face can lead to breakouts or oiliness. Of course, this has already been done. Every day, whether we realize it or not, we are engaging in bad behaviors that are negatively impacting our lives in some way. Even if we don’t see the harm yet, it’s there and ready to cause havoc when the time comes. This post is different from the rest of my writings since I recently realized that the world is not the one that is responsible for premature wrinkles or the need for bi-weekly therapy. Our habits are the ones that have injured us the most and will continue to do so in the future. This post focuses on five bad behaviors that have harmed us in some way. Who or what are these people? Come on, let’s do this.
Thinking Our Youth Is Impossible to Extinguish
It may sound absurd, but it’s true. There are many aphorisms among millennials and Gen Zers that they are indestructible due of their youthful good health and lack of experience, and this is especially true psychologically speaking: “What doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.” In many ways, this style of thinking is devastating to our lives. In the first place, it creates a divide between doing what is right for ourselves and doing what is right for others we care for. The “I won’t receive the vaccination because I don’t know what’s in it” argument has risen to the surface in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. There are two reasons for this kind of thinking, according to my experience: 1) I’m healthy, so why should I worry; and 2) How do I know that it will work?? Each of these ideas supports the erroneous notion that youth is a body’s indestructible fortress. However, it’s important to keep in mind that our young people’s immune systems won’t live forever if we don’t take care of them.
This poor habit isn’t limited to affecting the immune system. Because of this, I’ve recently came to the conclusion that “Why the heck should I care about my skin?” (The young man who was born and raised in a remote area) That strong immune system you had as a kid? The condition of our skin deteriorates as we get older. I didn’t give much credence to the claim that daily moisturizing preserves skin health until I started looking into the research and anecdotes about premature aging. Every day moisturizing is a no-brainer for anyone who cares about their appearance. However, when it comes to personal cleanliness and skin maintenance, some guys have a negative connotation. My age and the fact that males don’t utilize any skin care products have contributed to this stereotype at least in my mind. That was a mistake on my part. This unhealthy concept of skin care has to be broken, however, because youthful looking skin only lasts so long on its own.
It’s time for a fix
It’s absurd to hold such an unhealthy belief that being young can prolong your life. You don’t have to let it rule your life, though. There are a few things we may do to break this bad behavior, no matter how old we are, whether we are 15 or 75. We must first realize that there is always something more we can do to maintain our health. It’s not necessary to take a multivitamin, but if you do, make sure it contains plenty of vitamins B and C, zinc, and vitamin D. You can also moisten your skin before going to bed every night. It can take 10 to fifteen years to see the full benefits of your decision, but it’s well worth the wait. We deal with the future every time we make a decision. Today’s frivolity or superficiality may be tomorrow’s salvation.
One of the ways we can overcome the tendency is to imagine ourselves in our parents’ or grandparents’ shoes. To have a youthful vigor that even our greenest buddy will labor in jealousy, we need to answer this question: Do we desire it? Do we really want to see a stranger when we gaze in the mirror? Almost everyone wishes they could relive their youthful exuberance, and by making the required preparations now, we may do just that. With a bucket of ice-cold reality, we can force ourselves to make the changes we want to see in ourselves.
Spending Time with People Who Drain Your Mood, Stress You Out, or Are Abusive
Harvey Specter and even his own grandmother advised Michael J. Ross to cut relations with his lifelong friend, Trevor, who had been a drug dealer and an anchor for Ross since high school. Trevor emotionally drained Mike Ross, not simply held him back, according to those scenes. In the words of several other real-life successful people, you are the average of the people closest to you. Those successful people, including Harvey, are correct.
Earlier that day, after a nice day, I had a conversation with a parent who said something that disappointed me. I’m the one who let myself get duped once more by my parents’ nonsense. One time’s enough, huh? I continued to suffer as I waited for this parent to finally come around and act like a true parent. “Well, no shit sherlock, you’re just an idiot,” the observant reader would respond. Although this sentiment may be correct, there are occasions when we end up giving those close to us too much rope and they end up threatening to slingshot us off the top of a cliff.
This is not a pity party, but an opportunity to shed light on a problem that affects all of us on a daily basis. Is there someone in our life who, no matter how much we love them, consistently leaves us depleted of our reserves of emotional energy? In all cases, the response is always a resounding yes! Trevor was Mike Ross’s hero. That parent was it in my case. Regardless of how hard we try, there will always be someone who will make our lives a misery. Whether we like it or not, spending time with people who are exhausting, stressful, or destructive to our emotional well-being is bad for our health. There will be a price to pay if we allow these people to have too much control over our lives, and that price is $200 an hour for weekly consultations with a psychiatrist. By kicking the habit, we may avoid these inconvenient and typically unpleasant visits.
It’s time for a fix
Regardless of how harsh it may sound, removing these people out of our lives is the only way to quit this harmful habit before it pulls us down. Maintaining a toxic relationship when it serves no purpose other than draining us of our self-worth is counterproductive to our well-being and sense of self. As a result, he achieved unprecedented heights as a professional in this field. When I cut ties with my emotionally abusive parent, I was able to discover more about myself. In law school, I overcame my stutter and felt more confidence in my talents.
A lot of us find it easier to say than to do when it comes to cutting out close friends and relatives. With the correct guidance, you can break this habit. In the beginning, we need to ask ourselves if the presence of an emotionally draining or abusive person in our life is beneficial to us. Even if they don’t, knowing that they have nothing more to offer will make cutting those corrosive relationships much easier. That person may only take and take and take, with no intention of giving anything in return. Second, we need to know if this particular individual can help us reach our goals in any way. Breaking off contact becomes a lot less difficult if the answer is still no. Finally, we need to think about whether or not this person is still financially dependent on you. After determining that the person’s answer is no, we must make a life-altering decision to cut relations with them.
We may have a hard time breaking this behavior if we have a school-age child, a sick parent, or some other external obligation that society has placed on us to keep the connection going. However, removing these toxic individuals from our lives will prove to be a life-changing decision for us. We may finally begin to enjoy our lives once this harmful habit is ended, otherwise we’ll be living lives of endless sacrifice and avoidable guilt for the rest of our lives.