BAD habits are AWESOME

We all have a bad habit...

We all have a bad habit...

It is utterly undeniable that you have a bad habit which gets you told off, or in some sort of trouble every now and then; be it chewing with your mouth open, or constantly feeling the urge to bite your nails. Well, DO NOT FEAR FOLKS for I have with me a list of bad habits that can actually be good for you if they are carried out in the right way!!

So essentially, a habit is a settled tendency or practice to do something which people find very hard to stop or give up and these types of practices are usually formed through a day to day repetition which links a certain stimulus to a response (our habit). Moreover, most of our habits are said to have been developed during our younger stages of growth from our parents or close relatives but we continue to form and break habits based on our ever changing personality, environment, and experience. Anyways…without getting too scientific, here are those bad habits that can actually do you well.

1. Eating too much chocolate

If you’re a “Choco-freak” like me then you must have been told about how bad chocolate is for your teeth as it causes cavities and diabetes etc. But there are actually so many good reasons for eating chocolate. It is SCIENTIFICALLY proven that it reduces risk against heart disease and stroke by making artery walls much more flexible as well as protecting skin from sun burn due to a certain chemical in dark chocolate known as flavlol. Don’t believe me? Check this out…

The oldest woman in the world on record, and only confirmed person ever to live more than 120 years, Jeanne Louise Calment, from Arles, France, went on to live for 122 years and 164 days (1875 - 1997). Another 3 years and she would have lived in the 19th, 20th, and 21st century. She used to eat 10 pounds of chocolate every month, all her life.

2. Drinking coffee everyday

It's just coffee!

It's just coffee!

This may be a surprise but drinking two to three cups of coffee daily is actually advised. It is said that caffeine helps reduce any kidney stones or gall stones in your body and as well as that, also helps to improve the metabolism rate of your body. In addition, drinking 2-3 cups of your favourite beverage everyday helps reduce depression or stress experienced during intense revision periods or exams. BUT, what it does not mean is that you can go on gulping down your coffee drinks one after the other because when you crash, your body will fall apart completely.

3. Swearing

Although swearing is considered to be sign of utmost disrespect towards someone, there are some people (like me) who would say that it isn’t too bad after all. Studies from the university of East Anglia show that swearing is a good stress reliever because it doesn’t allow  your brain to build a up a pile of unexpressed emotions which can then cause severe mood swings or even depression. Also, swearing is seen as a very good reliever of short term pain where it diverts your attention from the pain you experience at that given point therefore decreasing your awareness of the actual pain

Thinking ahead?

Thinking ahead?

4. Daydreaming

Ever been told off in your class for daydreaming? Well, next time just show your teacher this. Daydreaming, whilst causing delays in your current task, is said to be your brain thinking ahead and sorting out some of your other tasks so that you can be much more efficient in them but if you daydream about completely random things like a flying penguin, it is still beneficial as it allows the person to improve their problem solving abilities as well as their imaginative skills. Furthermore, daydreamers are also a lot better at multitasking and using their brains in different ways.

5. Getting easily angered

Even though people who are easily angered are not very respected, letting these harsh emotions out regularly is very advisable. A Swedish study shows that people who were often mistreated in school or work bottle their anger rather than telling someone and so are far more likely to suffer from heart attack than those who do not.