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What Are 3 Self-Defeating Habits?

The habits you engage in each day are the choices you make regarding how you spend your time. For example, you may choose to begin your day by eating a nutritious breakfast that helps you feel energized to take on the day.

However, sometimes negative habits can sneak into your daily routines. This is a concern because these negative can subtly hold you back and even put you at risk of not achieving your goals. In order to begin changing these habits, consider which ones could be causing problems in your life, no matter how minor. Below are three common self-defeating habits to serve as examples.

Staying Up Late

By staying up late into the night and sleeping into the day, you are subtly doing harm to yourself. Not only are you depriving your body of the necessary sleep that it needs to function properly but also cutting valuable time out of your day. In doing this, you may find that you are less productive during the day and are cramming to get your daily obligations completed. 

Not Drinking Enough Water

Water is vital for daily functioning. In depriving your body of this basic need, you are doing significant harm to your body. While dehydrated, you may find that you are tired more often, eat more sugary foods to make up for energy loss, and even experience constipation or other digestive issues. 

Suppressing Your Emotions

Sometimes it isn’t fun to process and fully experience our emotions. Because of this, it can be easy to resort to suppressing your emotions. In whatever way you choose to distract yourself from your emotions, you are doing yourself harm. In order for you to achieve a healthy mental state, you must process your emotions and feel them. Remember that your emotions are not you; they are merely something your experience. Letting them out can help you to live life without your emotions preventing you from doing so.

Self-defeating behaviors can keep you stuck in harmful cycles. Some common self-defeating behaviors include staying up too late, not drinking enough water, and suppressing your emotions. While these may seem simple, they can cause problems for you in subtle ways. To get help identifying and changing your self-defeating behaviors, call The Guest House today. We can help you mitigate the harm from these behaviors and transform them into healthier habits. Doing so can help you on your recovery journey. Contact us today at (855) 483-7800.