5 “Good” Habits That Are Actually Bad For You




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You may have seen videos of bad habits that are actually good for you, but have you considered maybe ”supposed good habits” can also be bad for you as well? For example, always being positive, aiming for perfectionism, avoiding conflict, are actually toxic habits to some degree.

1. Always being positive 0:36
2. Working too hard 1:22
3. Aiming for perfection 2:11
4. Avoiding conflict 2:44
5. Being a “yes-person” 3:30

Want to change your life for the better? We also made a video on the small habits to change your life forever:

Writer: Joshua Munoz
Script Editor: Isadora Ho
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Naphia
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

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Dealing With The Stress

You want to know some ways that you can better manage stress in your life. You have tried many techniques so far but you would like to advance your knowledge. Use the tips provided here in this article for some very helpful and proven ways to eliminate stress.

Meditation can be a great way for you to relieve stress. Try meditating each night before you go to bed. Turn off anything around you, close your eyes, and clear out your mind. Don’t think about things you need to get done or problems that you need to solve. Just let your mind relax for a little while and focus on each breath. If your mind starts wondering, just bring it back to your breath. Shutting off your brain takes practice, but each practice session is working off your stress.

Make sure you’re not taking too much on. If you’re feeling stressed, particularly at work, it could be because you’re trying to take on too much work at once. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you’re not able to handle your work load, let your boss know. Often, your boss will be more than happy to help you out or help you to find someone who can.

Right down all of the things that are stressing you and then give them a number from 1-10. One would represent the minor problems, and ten represents the catastrophic problems. While it can be hard, learning how to not allow minor things in your life bother you can be a huge step towards a less stressful life.

In order to keep your stress level under control, it would be wise to find something that you love doing. This will to keep your mind off of whatever may bring stress in your life. A little time out, if you will? This is important because many people need an activity that will help to give them an outlet, for their frustrations.

A great tip that can help you keep your stress levels down is to create a scrapbook. Making a scrapbook is a great way to be creative, and it also allows you to reminisce on good times that you’ve had. You’ll be able to keep your stress down and have something to show for it.



Avoid, overusing the word “stress”. If you envision yourself being hungry, you can convince your body that you are famished, this same theory holds out for being stressed. Vocalization of your feelings will only reinforce them further.

Your mind can easily become cluttered, which is a fast track to stress, if you attempt to think about more than one thing at a time. Instead of focusing on many things that you need to do, focus on only one at a time so you will be able to accomplish it easier.

In order to deal with stress, you may wish to consider completely cutting yourself off of whatever is causing your stress temporarily. This is important because sometimes we have problems with completely turning things off and often times this can be the best way. An example would be to turn off your work cell phone and computer for an entire weekend.

Exercise away the stress. Exercise uses your pent up energy in a positive way to de-stress your body. Find an exercise routine that suits you, try cardio, jogging, cycling or weight training and sweat out the stress! You will be giving your body a great workout and using the negative energy caused by stress to do something positive for yourself.

Try to figure out what is causing your stress, and then figure out how you can remove whatever it is from your life. For example, if one of your friends is always creating unneeded stress in your life, you should probably end the friendship. Eliminating as many sources of stress as possible can dramatically improve both your attitude and your health.

Often times those who find themselves under a lot of stress are simply there because they put too much on their plates. A simple way to solve this is simply cut down on the concurrent activities and responsibilities. In this way you will slowly get back to a clear level headed state.

Stress is a basic and necessary human emotion and it can be used properly at some times. That being said, if you are experiencing stress on a daily level than you are not using stress correctly. It should be something that only comes out during the hardest and most dramatic situations.

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Running is one of the absolute best activities you can do to help you reduce stress. Not only does it help you to clear your mind, it also releases endorphins into your body that help you to feel more relaxed. It’s not called a runner’s high for no reason at all.

Find out and target what it is that is stressing you out. If it is just your job, then think about switching careers. If it is your family, then work on the issues you have with them. Really zone in on what it is that is causing your stress and then deal with the root of the problem.

To deal with very stressful situations, it can really help to give yourself some distance. See if you can get away for a day or two and go somewhere calm so that you can think about the problem objectively. Being stuck in the thick of a situation makes it difficult to see what a disconnected observer might find obvious.

Create a peaceful saying. Many people use a positive saying or affirmation that they say repeatedly when they begin to feel stressed. By repeating the affirmation, you can silence the more critical thoughts you are having about the situation. Next time you are feeling stressed, try saying the affirmation ten times in a row.

In conclusion, you want to know the best ways to rid yourself of stress in this life. It is important to you because you know the impact that it has on your health. Use the advice provided in this article in order to find ways to best reduce your stress levels.



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