Five Self-Destructive Habits to Drop Today

Written by Do I Editorial

Habits make a man, they say. At least our mannerisms and daily habits define our personalities. From the best bits about us, to our tantrums and also our worst habits—there is a lot that go into making who we are and what we are. With time, we have evolved not physically but also in terms of our mind’s balance. What we were a decade back might not really cling onto our personalities till this day. However, in order to actually make a mark and be happy, there are few self-destructive habits that we need to drop today. Once these are done away with, you automatically develop an inner clam that naturally leads you forward onto the path of success.


‘Procrastination is the thief of time.’

The more you procrastinate, the worse it gets. You need to know that delaying things for the later—unless it is for some emergency—is never good. This is the top destructive habit of most people and what they fail to realize throughout their lives is that such a habit actually cause losses. For instance, if you need to get a presentation done today and yet you skip setting a framework for it by morning, your entire day is set to go waste! Procrastination is a silent killer. You might actually think that delaying a matter can actually help you perform rapidly or in a jiffy. The truth is otherwise. You barely get breathing space when you are caught in the last tick of the clock. This ruins your mental peace, your overall impression to others as well as your own performance. It is not for nothing that such a habit is said to be self-destructive.


Not being punctual is a self-destructive habit. And yes, this is as simple as it reads. The fact that you miss your morning commute bus to work daily and the fact that you never have time for a proper breakfast definitely points to the fact that you are not in charge of your own self. You are letting your routine and stress dominate you to the point that you have lost track of handling time. That, folks, is what you call unpunctuality. Once you get into such a mode, the problem only persists. It gets worse with time and each moment you plan something, you end up getting nothing in return. Delays, poor results, being late—these are the outcomes of such a destructive habit. And when you are not punctual to office or, worse, for meetings, you are signing your career’s death warrant.

Taking Things For Granted

Another top self-destructive habit is what one would call taking everything for granted. From the most important priorities in life to the ones you love—taking all that you hold dear for granted is something you should shun. The moment you start taking people and things for granted, you begin to de-value everything that you have. Make sure you make efforts to preserve what you have. You need to know that nothing lasts forever and, therefore, what you have in this lifetime needs cherishing and keeping. The fact here is that your lifetime is known by how well you live it. This does not mean that you will have to sing or write odes to things you hold near to heart. What it means is that unless you give up your habit of taking things for granted, you will eventually lose what you actually hold dear.

Having an Air

Some people tend to appear more down to earth than others. This is not because they have lesser to worry about; it is because they are more rooted. Having an air around yourself is the worst you could do when it comes to making a mark on those around you. This is one of the most common self-destructive habits that you need to drop like a bomb. This quality makes you appear boorish, less confident and a prude of sorts. Having an air is never appreciated by the people who could matter in your life.

Lack of Clarity

You always need to have a clear stance of what your limits are in life. The habit of getting swayed by every other opinion, by any other person and with every little bit of an issue is something that could cripple your personality forever. You have to stop the habit that makes you appear like a weaker person, a person not in control. Always try and be clear about what you want to do, what you want to achieve. Having clear goals and a clear plan of action will hold you in good stead. Lack of clarity about principles and goals in life can only mar your prospects. Life is much more than just surviving. It is about developing a clear and effective way of doing things or for charting out a more long term plan.

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