If any of these vices are part of your daily routine. Then you should stop now. Outside of breathing, eating, sleeping, and movement. You should pay close attention to your daily routines. You may have a vice and not even realize it.
I don’t actually think that your breathing, eating, sleeping, and movement habits should be inspected, but you need these to survive. Everything else is sort of vanity.
Top 7 Vices to Give Up NOW!
I don’t think this should even make the list. If you smoke at this point you deserve what you have coming to you. No one even argues against the millions of reasons you should quit. It isn’t like all of the pot heads that gather around and tell you about all the reasons that pot is good for you. Cigarette smokers have just given up. So why even bother with it?
If you truly want to become something bigger, and better, you will never do it while you are smoking. End of story.
Ouch! That one hurts a lot of people. I don’t know why it is offensive at this point, or even socially acceptable (I SAID IT). If you sit around without alcohol it is considered wasting time. If you sit around with alcohol it is considered a party. Here is the problem, it is still a waste of time AND a waste of brain cells.
If alcohol was so great, they would let you consume it and operate heavy equipment. The only difference between cigarette smokers, and people that use alcohol is that the people that use alcohol haven’t given up on their arguments yet.
I am probably going to go a lot further on this one than anyone else. You need to be mindful of everything you put into your body, and how often it is put in there.
If you need a pain reliever to go through your day, everyday… you should consult a different doctor. I get that there are people that really need prescription medication to survive. However the majority of people that are on those would benefit a lot more from losing weight, and exercising.
I am not even going to go down the road that everyone else goes down. Everyone talks about it destroying lives, and marriages…
Honestly, I don’t know. But it does suck all of the energy out of you. In a little locker room banter some guy was talking about porn. I said I didn’t do that. His response, “you must have a ton of energy!”
He got it. You get it. Even Stephen Covey got it, before porn was really a thing. In his book he talked about sexual transmutation. Basically it was about taking your energy and applying it to something else. That is what he meant!
Sticks and stone may break my bones is the biggest lie ever told. Words can hurt YOU, but it is mostly what you say that does the damage to you. The bible says not to curse a deaf man. It isn’t because of what happens to the deaf man, it is because of the effects on you. You shouldn’t curse a deaf man because you shouldn’t bring yourself down to the level to curse someone.
The bible also says to say the good things people need… to help them grow. It is because with this help, it will help you grow. Have you noticed that positive people live better lives. It is because they are positive.
Gossip is one overlooked vice that leads to a path of destruction. I am not even talking about hell. I am talking about on Earth. Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, stupid people talk about people. That may not be exactly how the saying goes, but I will stand by it.
If you talk about people you are a less than average mind, and also a gossip. Then you want to talk more about people. Becoming even more less than average.
7. Social Media
This one is a bit subjective. Do you have a problem or not? First way to tell if you have a problem. Delete all social media off your phone. When you use your new clean phone do you catch yourself pressing the icons that are now in the place of your social media icons? Or do you find yourself staring at your phone with nothing to do on it.
Would you consider your phone worthless without it on there? If the answer is yes… Guess what? You had a problem. If you can do without it, then that is fine.
If you are close to me on social media, I give the appearance that I am on there a ton. Bad news… it is automated, and basically click-bait. It is there for the consumers, to consume.
I can hear the groans now about all of these posts, but I do this and I am ok…. and that is fine, you can be mediocre with your vices. You don’t HAVE to give everything, or anything up. But you are the one that came to a self-help site and read over 800 words!
Thanks for reading