The very essence of being a human is that none of us are perfect. We all have our virtues and vices. There are good people in this world whose vices are their downfall. Such characters can be seen both in mythology and in reality. The lesson to be learned from this, is that there are certain habits that we are just better off without. So here are eight unproductive habits to cut down in life:
Envy is the root cause of several tragedies. It is docile until the individual decides to act on it. From there on, it snowballs into a series of misunderstandings and unfortunate events. A way out of it is to live and let live. Do not compare your life to others. It is both futile and foolish.
Gossiping to a certain amount can be fun and can spice up the conversation between two friends. Contrary to popular belief, men do it more than women. In conclusion, one would be lying if they said that they never gossip, but it must be kept under control. Talking about people behind their backs can break friendships and trust between two individuals.
Temptations are root cause of addictions. When you give in to temptation, you lose control over yourself and soon you will find yourself in a mess. Don’t eat that second donut, don’t play that game for just one more hour, don’t sleep for just five more minutes. It is bad and it is proven.
Holding a grudge yields nothing good. Most people have so much ego, they almost take pride in how long they can hold a grudge. But this is, like all the others in this article, an unproductive habit. You don’t want to spend your life thinking ill of some person and plotting schemes against them. Let go of that burden and you will find that life is easier. Forgive and forget.
Life in reclusion is no life at all. Humans are social creatures and when they are devoid of social interaction, just like dogs they become cranky and depressed. Slowly the depression takes over and before the person realises it, they are lost. Spending your days locked up between four walls can also give rise to social anxiety. Instead, if you go out and interact with people, you will feel elated and happy.
Showing complete apathy in all situations will destroy your character in other people’s eyes. It will make you seem less human. Even in times of grief if a person fails to show their tender side, they are not worthy of friendship at all. One must learn to be spontaneous and humane in their actions.
Addiction is the result of giving into temptations too often. Addiction is not always related to highly addictive drugs or alcohol, it can also be found in productive things like work, studying, exercising, etc. the bottom line is, too much of anything is bad and once you find yourself addicted to something, it is never easy to get out of it.
This is another bad habit of good individuals that can prove to be their downfall. Procrastination can get to the best of us. Instead, we should try to remain active, do our chores regularly. Whatever reason we might have for procrastinating anything, let it be laziness or anxiety, we must identify it and uproot it from our lives.
Every person either possesses these unproductive habits already or is susceptible to them to a certain degree. The key is to identify them before it is too late. And develop the self-discipline to remove them out of your live for your own good.