Bad habits start with good intentions.
I think habits becomes detrimental the moment we lose focus of the intention behind the habit and let it run away from us. Consider drinking, for example. Going out every now and then and having a drink with friends is fun. A couple of glass of wine won’t kill you. But what about a couple glasses every night for the next 3 Years? Slowly but surely, you’re body and mind will start to feel it. With every action that we can take, there’s always a slight chance of abusing The behavior.
Trying to impress the boss, a 9 to 5 can slide into a 9 am to 9 pm.
Leaving your job to start your own company can slide into working all the time.
Sleeping in on the weekends can slide into sleeping in all the time and abusing the stupid snooze alarm.
A new boyfriend/ girlfriend can slide into you only hanging out with them, and neglecting everyone else.
It’s far to easy to neglect what we have while pining for what we don’t have and then get whiplashed when we lose the things or people we value most.
Sometimes are more addicting than others, and to each his own. If I try to take a cheat day with food, I go crazy (and feel it in the morning). I’m better off avoiding bad foods altogether. But not all bad habits are addictive. Some bad habits are only bad if they are not given moderation.
I believe we are the sum of our daily actions and behaviors. Life is too grand and complex to be put into a box like that, but if you think about it, everything you do today, no matter how small, will affect your tomorrow in some capacity.
This doesn’t mean we should run and hide from our problems. The more awareness we bring to the equation, the better off our result will be.
Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
“It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.” — Benjamin Franklin
“The difference between an amateur and a professional is in their habits. An amateur has amateur habits. A professional has professional habits. We can never free ourselves from habit. But we can replace bad habits with good ones.” — Steven Pressfield
“Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” — Albert Einstein