In life, we humans sometimes overlook the many habits we have taken up over the past years of our lives. For some, these habits can be more intense than others. Biting nails, drinking coffee and calling your parents before bedtime each night are just a few examples.
The definition of a habit according to dictionary.com is “an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary.” In the simplest form, it is an action that we humans will continue to do whether it is good or bad…until someone stops our actions or we realize them ourselves.
Habits can be the cause of nerves, anxiety or even stress. In fact, these habits can also be the result of working towards a goal. For instance, if one wants to run a half marathon in three months they are going to train each day until the marathon. Once they complete the marathon there is a high chance that they are going to continue their endeavor in fitness since it has become a part of their everyday behavior.
If one catches onto a poor habit, there are ways to break it unless the habit is so severe that one can not break it on their own and greater assistance is needed.