Mix 94.1 Health Tip of the Day: Some Bad Habits Can Actually Be A Good Thing
Can having bad habits actually be a good thing? Is that even possible? Well some of them actually can be turned into a glass half full kind of thing.
For example are you a complainer? I mean this could be a good thing if you do it right. I mean if you can actually complain effectively. I mean you have to be complaining about stuff that can actually be fixed. You also have to be able to complain to someone who can actually do something about it.
Are you the type of person who runs late all the time? You are running out of the house but you think "hey I have a couple minutes to unload the dishwasher first." You want to have it done and you think you have time....but now you are late. If that is you well you're probably an optimist. People who are late a lot tend to be people who expect the best. Even if it's not realistic.
Do you catch yourself daydreaming? You may be more creative. There was a study done that if you zone out for about 12 minutes while doing a difficult task it could help you. The study shown that when you return to that task you may have actually found a solution.
Do you use the words "um" and "uh" a lot. Well before those words made you sound unprepared. Not anymore. Research has found that those filler words help us absorb what somebody is saying. It's also good that people who are hardworking and highly conscientious tend to use more filler words.
I am a gum chewer. I guess this could be considered a bad habit. Especially if you are a smacker. I am not thankfully, but chewing gum is actually good for you. It makes you feel more alert, it will help boost your mood, and reduces your levels of the stress hormone cortisol. So that is a good thing.
So you may see some of those as bad habits but you can turn those into good things for you too.