Bad Habits and How to Break Them

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What is a habit? A habit is a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. Every person has a habit. From small, non dangerous, habits like biting nails or high pitched laughing, to dangerous ones such as smoking, drinking, and reckless behavior. Habits can go un-noticed by people because they vary in seriousness. Breaking habits varies greatly. It can be as simple as not doing something in the morning, to stopping drugs and alcohol. People often pick up bad habits in their younger years. Some habits people cannot control such as a twitch or an outburst. But most of the habits people are able to overcome and control. In this paper we will talk about three of the most common bad habits that people have and how to overcome them. These three habits are, drinking, drugs, and texting and driving. I chose these habits because they are the most common bad habits among people in this day and age, but they are also the most deadly. These habits are more than just a repetition; they are a repeating cycle that causes harm to not only the users but also people dealing with the family, and in some cases even random, innocent people. The first bad habit we will talk about is drinking. Drinking is not a bad habit when done responsibly. Anyone should be able to consume alcohol when they want, as long as they have a sane mental state and recollection of what they are doing. Drinking becomes a problem when people consume too much alcohol and they cannot make good, rational decisions. When this happens the alcohol content in your blood flow to your brain and affects your decision-making and reaction time. This makes perfectly normal human beings think that they can do superhuman things. Most people end up injur... ... middle of paper ... ... road or ignore it until you arrive at your destination. These bad habits are dangerous to the users and the people around them. They cause accidents and problems with families. Sometimes innocent families who have nothing to do with the abuser. People need to get these habits under control and stop the recklessness and endangerment of people everywhere. Works Cited "Facts About Alcohol Poisoning." Facts About Alcohol Poisoning. N.p., 7 Nov. 2007. Web. 12 Nov. 2013. How to Beat Drug Addiction." WikiHow. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2013. Smith, Malinda, Lawrence Robinson, and Jeane Segal. "Alcohol Addiction Treatment & Self-Help.” Alcohol Addiction Treatment and Self-Help: How to Stop Drinking and Start Recovery. N.p., June 2013. Web. 12 Nov. 2013. "Texting and Driving Statistics." Texting and Driving Statistics. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2013.

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