Humans have so much potential, but we so frequently squander it through laziness and self-destructive behavior. We make short-sighted decisions, selling out our futures for immediate pleasures. For example, take the person who eats a delicious cake today only to sulk over their obesity tomorrow.
These unhealthy behaviors lead to so much unhappiness and depression. We choose to engage in the unhealthy behaviors, which means that the unhappiness and depression is avoidable! Following is a list of 3 very common unhealthy activities that cause a lot of self-inflicted damage to humanity:
Television - Television is possibly the worst addiction in society. It engulfs so many people so much. So many people waste hours per day sitting slothfully in front of a TV melting their brain and growing fat and weak. For the most part, the TV is full of mindless garbage. Television is perhaps the main reason why people are reading less and less, and becoming dumber and dumber. Imagine how much better off you would be if you gave up TV.
Overeating -Â Overeating is indicated by the huge levels of obesity. It is physically unhealthy, because it increases physical risks such as the risk of a heart attack or heart disease. It is emotionally damaging, because obesity decreases self-confidence. The main cause is that people look to food for comfort and pleasure. People frequently overeat and indulge in unhealthy food to make themselves feel better. For some people, eating is their main hobby. Try to give overeating up completely. Teach yourself to eat to live, rather than live to eat. Find other healthy ways to get pleasure. For example, you could join a club, or go play games or sports, such as bowling or pool. Stop yourself from turning to food when feeling bad, and find a different way to cheer yourself up.
Needless Shopping - Materialism and needless shopping are major problems for many people, and are one of the main reasons most Americans live in debt. Unfortunately, corporate America uses commercialism to increase consumerism. With credit cards in their pockets, people buy a bunch of useless material goods and novelty items. They buy overpriced clothes. They buy extra-fancy cars that they can’t afford. In line with so many other short-sighted and impulsive decisions, people put themselves into debt buy overspending on things that will make them a little happy now, resulting in bills that will cause much trouble later. Consider giving up your credit cards, and adopting a more simplistic lifestyle. Consider only buying things that you need. Beyond food, clothes, shelter, healthcare, and education, consider spending as little as possible. At the very least, before buying anything, ask yourself if you can really afford it.
You can change your life today. Imagine how different a person you would be, and how different your life would be, if you gave up television, overeating, and needless shopping. You can do it, so why not? Give up unhealthy, short-sighted, addictive, and self-destructive habits, and instead engage in wiser and healthier desires. Whatever you do, good luck!
by: Scott Hughes
Scott Hughes is the owner and operator of Warriorism.info, which is a great website about self-improvement, self-development and living like a Warrior. You can discuss these ideas in the Warrior Forums. It’s completely free, and all viewpoints are welcome.
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