There are so many things we may get wrong once in a while. But, some things are more usual for us rather than the others. Let’s see the mistakes that most people tend to make in their day to day lives and how these bad habits affect them.
- Lose focus
There are times that we are lost and we do not know what we are doing and those are the times we miss everything that we come across. It can be some moments, some minutes or some hours but the impact those some moments may have can be tremendous. They leave behind a trail and a habit that can prove destructive for your self-awareness and consciousness in the long run. The reasons for this can be multiple. Some of them are listed below:
It is when we do not know what we are doing and where we are going. We just keep going and go where the life takes us. It is like drifting on the waves of life and going wherever it may take us. There was just no planning and no effort to change or plan the course of our lives. Here, the question is not only of the focus but the purpose also. It is this feeling the ‘drift’ that may trigger the feeling of being lost.
Being in the rut
Doing the same thing again and again, even in the job that you like, can become monotonous sometime. It is where your sub-conscious takes on and you keep doing things without even knowing what you are doing. Most of us have passions that demand us to get out the rut of routine lives. Following these passions not only refreshes the capacities of our brain but also save us from the feeling of being lost and lose focus in our lives. It is better that you design your schedule keeping in mind your passions. These passions can be anything movie, music, arts, writing, social work etc.) If you are all the time too busy for these passions, the axiomatic "rut" is waiting for you.
No social networking out of social media
Social media is great but the physical presence of friends and family cannot be compensated by it. Living largely in the virtual world and disconnected from the friends and family can give rise to the feeling of being lost.
There are things that take away your focus and they are meant to do so. But sometimes we get addicted to such devices and tend to check them again and again out of habit and without any purpose. They cause a lot of attention deficit to a lot of people. These devices such as smart phones, TVs, pcs, emails, news alerts, notifications keep popping up. They may or may not be any useful for you. But most of the times, they are not urgent. When you keep checking them, it is natural for you get disconnected from what you are doing and sometimes you are even carried out in the world of imagination.
Diets that fog the mind
People tend to eat anything without thinking twice if it is really needed to keep their bodies fit. Though, there are some things that we eat just for the taste, the consequences of such things on health should also be kept in mind. We are aware about our cultural fixation with fast food that is the primary reason of the epidemics such as obesity and a lot of health problems related to obesity like diabetes, high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. But there's also plenty of evidences that link the amount of saturated fat, sodium and simple carbohydrates we are taking with reduced ability to think clearly. So, it is good excuse or a sound reason to avoid the fast food and start making some food at your home.
- False expectations created by media depictions
You do not have to look like a model to be a perfect human being. Either none of the human being is perfect or all of us are perfect. But, some of us are projected as ideal by the media projections. There is no link of carved out muscles with health. You can look round and bulky and yet be totally healthy. The false indicators invented by the pop media to exploit masses in buying products and following trends should not distract you so much that you keep thinking about these things and often get distracted by these things. Note that the effect is so sinister that we keep processing those questions in our minds without even consciously thinking about them. Over time those thoughts can lead to feeling lost. But they cannot do so if we can tell ourselves that "marketing" is the main driving force of every profit-orientated fairy tale. The craftiest tricks of the seller are meaningless if the buyer do not give a damn.
- Not exercising
We all know that eating healthy and exercising is what is needed. However, there are magazines that try to sell you sleek bony models as the ideals. They are not. People who think reducing diet and exercise can work only end up catching some nasty disease. That is not what you want.
It’s important to keep in mind that we are the descendants of the people who spent all their time moving here and there in search of food and shelter, exploring new places on a daily basis. So, our bodies are designed in a way that we need to exercise to keep them active.
Just as we take care of our automobiles, our bodies also need to be taken care of and maintained on a regular basis. The engine needs to run and even rev sometimes. If you just keep it running without changing the gears, the chances are it will develop engine problems fairly quickly. Over time our bodies also develop problems if we keep sitting all the day in front of a TV or a PC and do not spend any time in working out.
- Using pain killers
There have been various reports and studies that establish a line between paracetamol and some nasty health issues such as heart attacks, kidney failure, gastric problems etc. So, only the lowest effective dose of painkillers should be used and for the shortest possible time.
NSAIDs, such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen, are known to cause gastric bleeding and experts at Oxford University estimate they are responsible for 12,000 hospital admissions and 2,500 deaths every year.
It is best to see a doctor or a pharmacist for a regularly occurring pain.
- Not Switching off lights and appliances
Electricity has revolutionized the life of man and has become a vital service, but we must use it responsibly. We must save as much as possible, so that future generations can also enjoy the resources and reduce the polluting emissions related to their use.
Saving energy in our homes we contribute to reducing greenhouse gases and the consequences of climate change.
- Ending the day with social media
Looking at cat photos and selfies of the people for hours can well be called a social media addiction. But, some just are in the habit of checking their social media accounts during their time to go to bed. It is the time to relax your mind and drift into the sleep and social media sites generally do a bad job in doing that, so it is the one thing that negatively affect our lives.
- Surfing social media without purpose and direction
It is mostly when we do not find anything else to do or we feel bored. To reduce the social media, set a higher standard for yourself to log in. Ask yourself, Do I have a precise, positive motive for this? If you can’t come up with one (such as reading the status update of your friend who posted after a month of inactivity), curb the desire and do something that can lift your mood or can enrich you in any way.
8. Not working on the things until the deadline closes in
It happens mostly with the students. They tend to spend their time having fun and enjoyment during their vacation and often put the assignment tasks at the back burner. When there are only a few days left and they have not even begun, the possibility of missing the deadline looms large in their minds. Writing a college essay requires one to devout proper time in researching the content and forming arguments. So, the best way is to schedule some time for the task at hand. Finishing it before time provides great relief and you can enjoy your vacation without worries.