Why Are Bad Habits So Hard To Break?

Dr. Purushothaman
June 25, 2023

Nobody is perfect in this world. Everybody has their weaknesses and distractions that affect our daily life. These bad habits can have a detrimental effect on our professional progress and well-being. The bad habits act as a bug in our daily lives and need some effort to get away or break them. Let us learn about some of the reasons why breaking bad habits is difficult.

  • If the person is not aware of his bad habits then it is impossible to break them. When there is awareness, it brings acceptance. Until and unless a person realizes his bad habits there are no chances of improving and letting go of that bad habit.
  • Bad habits generally become part of life when you are facing some kind of trouble or pressure in your personal life. The lack of motivation forces the person to continue such habits. The only way to get over bad habits in such a situation is by working hard and feeling motivated.
  • Some psychological conditions like depression act as a big hindrance to breaking bad habits. A person going through psychological problems may find it difficult to overcome bad habits.
  • One of the common reasons why getting over bad habits is difficult is because they make us feel good. We fall for the pleasure and indulgence of doing such things and thus overcoming them becomes very difficult.
  • Stress plays a significant role in cementing bad habits in our lives. These bad habits act as stress busters and become a part of the mental resource. The only way to manage bad habits in such situations is by overcoming stress in life.
  • Giving up bad habits is like a challenge to some people. They are often not able to kick out these habits because they fear changes in their lifestyles or have a sense of failure of being not able to overcome such habits.

The above mentioned are some of the common reasons why people find it hard to break bad habits. If at any point in life, you feel low or depressed about not being able to overcome your bad habits, you may get in touch with Living In Wellbeing’s expert counsellors and involve yourself in motivational and inspirational talk with us.

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