Bad Habits That Are Surprisingly Good For You

At certain times of the year, it’s easy to focus on the stuff you want to change. The decade has finished and you want to start the New Year one with a bang, and there’s nowhere better to start than with your bad habits. After all, they’re the ones that bring negativity into your life.

However, you shouldn’t assume they are wrong because other people say so, or because it’s “common” knowledge. Instead, you must weigh up the pros and cons and come to an informed decision.

With that in mind, here is the other side of the coin for habits that are deemed unhealthy.

Saying No

Most people think saying no is cynical and a sign of selfishness, and it can be depending on the situation. However, it’s also an excellent way to put your interests first so that others don’t exploit you. After all, some people in your life won’t put you first, so you have to make sure that you do. When it comes to working and doing overtime, for instance, you shouldn’t be guilted or manipulated into feeling bad. Remember that it’s a two-way street and you don’t have to reciprocate if your employee isn’t flexible.

Borrowing Money

Taking out a loan you can’t afford always seems like a bad idea. And, this post isn’t going to make excuses for the people who are bad with their money. But, it’s worth keeping in mind that a new revenue source is helpful. As long as you can cover the interest and keep up with the payments, it will build your credit and save you money in late fees and penalties. Creditors such as Buddy Loans accept guarantors to ensure there is extra security for all parties involved. So, if a family member or loved one is willing to trust you, borrowing money is a fantastic way to feel less suffocated.

Sleeping Late

It’s lazy, or that’s what people think. Of course, everyone’s routine is different and you might not have to wake up at the crack of dawn. If you don’t, you shouldn’t feel bad about catching up on some Z’s and ensuring you’re recharged and refreshed for the day ahead. It’s better than being tired yet proud of the fact that you got up at 6 am! Yes, wasting your day isn’t healthy, but there is a time that lets you lie-in and while simultaneously being productive. You merely need to find the balance for your lifestyle.


There’s no way to turn smoking cigarettes into a healthy habit. One glance at this Web MD post will show you why in no uncertain terms! Of course, this is a brave new world full of advanced technology. Therefore, you can smoke without a cigarette. An e-cig, or vaping, is a fantastic way to cut out the harmful chemicals and relieve stress. You shouldn’t rely on them more than you do a pack of smokes, but you also don’t have to worry about the side-effects as much with a vape pen.

Are there any habits you think are bad but are healthier than you realise?

*This is a collaborative post


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