Many people live their daily lives by
establishing a routine of specific activities or follow ritualistic
patterns of behavior. Habits come in all flavors from self destructive
to self enlightening. If you learning how to recognize these behavior
patterns, then it is possible to apply even a small
effort to initiate big changes in your life.
Sometimes it is difficulty to recognize your habits through a process
of self-awareness. Sometimes close personal relationships make it
difficult for persons, who are close family or friends, to have the
objectiveness that is necessary to identify the problems. Even when
they offer advice, the person receiving the information may
emphatically reject the advice even when they have asked for a person's
Obviously the services of a professional counselor, who has the
objectiveness to provide an unbiased assessment of the problem(s), is
not always physically possible or affordable. However, it is possible
for an individual. who is mature and self aware, to assess their own
situation and consider possible solutions to institute life changes.
There are habits that are addictive and those that satisfy us that
become overindulgent over time. Sometimes we convince ourselves that
we can stop the behavior anytime we choose.
- Nicotine —
Cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco
- Caffeine — Coffee,
tea, sodas hot chocolate
- Alcohol — Beer,
wine, coolers, champagne, cocktails, and hard liquor
- Drugs —
Prescription drugs, illegal drugs. and substances marketed as "health
- Eating Disorders —
Binge Eating and Weight Loss - Bulimia and Anorexia
- Physical and Mental Abuse
— can occur in all age groups with males/females inflicting their abuse
on male/female victims.
- Chocolate and
other deserts — candy, pies, cakes, donuts, pastries, etc.
- Salty Snacks —
french fries, potato chips, popcorn, nuts, etc.
- Flirting — while
claiming to be in a committed relationship, marriage, civil
- Obsessive Activities
— watching TV, being on-line, participation in sports, etc.
Most researchers acknowledge
that there is a strong connection between attractions for food,
caffeine and alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, and drugs with our
emotions and moods. In many situations, food has become a
relatively benign way to
distract ourselves or mask uncomfortable feelings. Food
is frequently associated with being sad, as a "reward" to ourselves, or
if when we feel "obliged" to participate social, family, or business
- High Activity Levels
- Attention Deficit Disorders
disorder (OCD) is an Anxiety disorder.
— The person suffers from unwanted
repetitive thoughts and behaviors that are very difficult to overcome.
If severe and
untreated, OCD can destroy the ability to function at work, school, or
- Compensating Activities
— attempts to mitigate disappointments
Importance of Yoga for Sports Persons Feb. 5, 2011 Yoga is a
holistic system - teaching skills which many sports persons seek, such
as control over the mind, control over the body, good breathing, etc.
- Autonomic Nervous
System - NDRF The
autonomic nervous system conveys sensory impulses from the blood
vessels , the heart and all of the organs in the chest, abdomen and
Disorder All kids have
worries and doubts. But some have obsessive- compulsive disorder (OCD)
in which their worries compel them to behave in certain ways.
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