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Bad Habits: Definition, Examples, and How to Break Them

Bad Habits: Definition, Examples, and How to Break Them

By Tristan Williams, Ph.D.
Reviewed by Tchiki Davis, M.A., Ph.D.

We all have habits, but what makes one good or bad? How do we change them? In this article, we’ll discuss what bad habits are and how to break them.

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Everyone has bad habits – from picking at your nails to smoking – that can interrupt your life and stop you from accomplishing your goals. We often think of habits falling into black and white categories – some are objectively bad or objectively good. However, the truth is that habits sit on a continuum from good to bad and are influenced by our ability to control them. 

Habits can be hard to break once they become deeply wired in our brain after many repetitions, but there are ways to change them.

In this article, we’ll go through the definition of bad habits, how to spot and identify them, and ultimately, how to replace them.
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What Are Bad Habits? (A Definition)

A habit is any action we perform so often that it becomes almost an involuntary response. If this habit becomes undesirable, we may consider it to be a “bad habit”.

If you open the dictionary and look up bad habits, one of the definitions you’ll see is “a patterned behavior regarded as detrimental to one’s physical or mental health, which is often linked to a lack of self-control” (Segen’s Medical Dictionary). Essentially, a bad habit is a recurring action you do that typically provides instant satisfaction but often leads to long-term problems.

For example, when I was in graduate school, one of the ways I would deal with stress would be to splurge every so often on online shopping. At first, it wasn’t that big of a problem, but after a while, it became so habitual that I found myself in trouble with my credit card payments. Luckily, I managed to get a hold of it before I accrued too much debt, but I can safely say that retail therapy is one of my bad habits.

Good Habits Versus Bad Habits

When we form habits, our brain doesn’t have to work as hard. We connect the trigger, behavior, and reward but don’t necessarily connect this to long-term consequences. For example, when you smoke a cigarette, you know it relieves your feelings of stress, so you continue to do it until it becomes second nature (or a habit).

Bad habits like this may feel good at the moment, but in the long term, they have negative physical, emotional, and psychological consequences.

Characteristics of bad habits include:

  • Can invoke guilt or make you upset
  • Can cause you to lose sleep or have other detrimental effects on your health

On the contrary, good habits have positive long-term effects. For instance, if you wake up every morning and go on a walk, we know that this can increase your cardiovascular health as well as your mood and mental well-being (Mandolesi et al., 2018).

Characteristics of good habits include:

  • Building a routine that promotes good health
  • Includes taking care of yourself and increases self-esteem

Synonyms for Bad Habits

We all know what bad habits are, but not everyone refers to them as that. Here are other ways you may hear people refer to bad habits:

  • old ways
  • nasty habits
  • old habits
  • old customs
  • vices
  • faux pas
  • bad behavior

Examples of Bad Habits

Here are some of the most common bad habits we humans engage in.

1.      Smoking. Research shows that even in small quantities, smoking is bad for you (Jha, 2020). However, the benefits of quitting begin just 20 minutes after your last cigarette (Jha, 2020).

2.      Not exercising. This is a bad habit that is not as obviously bad for you as smoking. But sometimes bad habits can be inaction. Exercising is important for your health and mental state (Mandolesi et al., 2018). It might be helpful to start by doing exercise in small chunks such as 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes after work to get a good half hour of exercise a day.

3.      Not getting enough sleep. Sleep is a necessity in life. Research shows that lack of sleep can increase the risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, depression, heart attack, and stroke (Colten et al., 2006). Most adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night, so you may want to keep this in mind when making your schedule. If you struggle to fall asleep you may want to discuss it with your doctor.  

4.      Too much screen time before bed. One way to get more sleep is to break the common bad habit of looking at a screen right before you go to bed. Some research has shown that light from electronics such as TVs, tablets, and smartphones can mess with the hormones that help us to go to sleep (Gringras et al., 2015). Instead, it may help to do mindfulness mediation or engage in an activity such as reading before bed.

5.      Slouching. A lot of us now have jobs that have us behind a computer screen or sitting at a desk for one reason or another. Slouching or hunching can happen too often and lead to lower back pain (Alamin et al., 2018). It may help to try and improve your posture or take a moment to stand up and walk around your office every so often.

6.      Overspending. One of the common ways to deal with stress is to engage in buying things we don’t necessarily need. It can easily lead to people developing debt if unchecked, so it may help to make a budget or plan to check your accounts often to avoid this.

7.      Procrastination. I know I’m guilty of this, but we often do not give ourselves enough time to do what we have planned. Usually, people procrastinate because they either are a perfectionist or a bit lazy. Either way, it may help to try and make a schedule (and stick to it) to get things done in time.

8.      Negative Self Talk. Too often people are incapable of saying anything nice about themselves. We, as a people, are often taught to be our worst critics and sometimes this can become overwhelming and lead to low self-esteem. That’s why it is good to engage in positive self-talk – encouraging yourself may help you look at the brighter side of situations and ultimately feel better.

Causes of Bad Habits

Now that we know what bad habits are and have some examples, what causes them? Well, scientists have shown that a ‘habit loop’ involves a cue, response, and reward which is present in everyone (Smith & Graybiel, 2016). However, research suggests that you’re more likely to fall into this habit loop when you experience negative emotions.

These emotions often then become the cues to this habit response. For example, many people report that they’ll eat more when they are bored or when they are tired. Other people drink or smoke more when they are stressed out. These negative emotions thus act as the cue that connects to the response and reward of our bad habit.

List of Bad Habits

We went in-depth on some examples, but there is a wide range of bad habits we can sometimes find ourselves engaging in.

Here is a list of common bad habits you might want to break:
1.      Gossiping
2.      Overindulging
3.      Lying
4.      Too much television
5.      Nail-biting
6.      Living to impress others
7.      Failing to say ‘no’ to things you dislike
8.      Staying in bad or toxic situations
9.      Cutting corners to finish tasks early
10.   Making decisions while you are angry
11.  Eating poorly
12.  Poor money and savings management
13.  Overthinking

How to Break Bad Habits

Now that we know what bad habits are and what causes them, how do we break them? Sure, people may tell you to just stop, but that’s easier said than done.

Here are some steps that may help you break bad habits:

1.      Identify the bad habit. You may desire to define the actual concrete behavior that you want to change. Sure, you know that smoking is bad for you but what are doable solutions? You may want to switch to nicotine patches or other alternatives to help, or perhaps you may want to stop taking as many smoke breaks at work.

 2.      Identify your triggers. You may want to consider why you find your bad habit so compelling. Why did you develop the habit in the first place, and what drives you to continue to go back to it? It could be as simple as seeing snacks on the kitchen counter prompting you to eat when bored – perhaps moving them into the cupboards could prevent you from overeating. Sometimes the trigger for our bad habits can be emotional. Is it boredom, tiredness, or stress? These are things to consider when evaluating what causes your bad habit.

3.      Cut out as many triggers as you can. It may help you change your behavioral pattern by going for the triggers themselves. Triggers are the event that kicks off the automatic urge in your brain to complete the habit. This can be anything around us that our brain associates with a particular habit. These triggers, such as who you were with and what is around you, can have an invisible but impactful effect on your behavior. You can proactively put those snacks in the cupboard, or if your bad habit is emotional, you may seek out ways to improve your mental health. This could range from working on deep breathing and meditation to relax more, or you may decide to get professional support.

4.      Replace the bad habit. Now, research shows that simply stopping or ending a bad habit doesn’t work (van der Weiden et al. , 2020). You developed the habit for a reason, and it fulfilled a need or provided relief. Instead, it may be more fruitful to substitute your bad habit with a good, or at least better, habit. However, what exactly the new habit is does not matter as much as how it makes you feel. The goal would be to feel good about your choices and your new habit. You want to be sure that the new habit doesn’t leave you feeling poorly about yourself.  

5.      Find support. It may help to find people who are trying to break the same bad habit. Groups that meet to quit drinking, smoking, or other bad habits may provide emotional and moral support. This may help you stay accountable and provide someone to celebrate your victories with. Knowing that someone is expecting you to be better can be a powerful motivator as well.

6.      Visualize success. Close your eyes and see yourself throwing away those cigarettes or junk food from the house. Visualize yourself waking up early or going for that after-work jog. Whatever your bad habit is, it can be motivational to visualize yourself crushing it and enjoying your success.

7.      Be patient but persistent. Change takes time, and you may mess up from time to time. No one is perfect, but remember that consistency is the key to success. Over time, new brain connections can form, and new habits can be made. Don’t be so harsh on yourself for slip-ups, just take it one day at a time.

Below is a video on the methods to break a bad habit.

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Quotes on Bad Habits

Bad habits are a universal experience. Here are some quotes from other people’s perspectives on the nature of bad habits:

  • “The difference between an amateur and a professional is in their habits. An amateur has amateur habits. A professional has professional habits. We can never free ourselves from habit. But we can replace bad habits with good ones.” – Steven Pressfield
  • “Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “The best cure for one's bad tendencies is to see them in action in another person.”― Alain de Botton
  • “The only proper way to eliminate bad habits is to replace them with good ones.” – Jerome Hines
  • “Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure.” – Og Mandino
  • “Once you replace your bad habits with good habits, you can also eliminate the stress and anxiety that those bad habits cause in your life.” – Sarah Devil
  • “You cannot change your future; but you can change your habits, and surely your habits…will change your future.” – Dr. Abdul Kalam

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Books Related to Bad Habits​

If you’d like to keep learning more, here are a few books that you might be interested in.

  • Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones​
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything

Final Thoughts on Bad Habits

Hopefully, now you can identify your bad habits and what may be your cues, responses, and reward loops for them. Change is never easy, but a good start to breaking bad habits may be to increase your awareness. It’s all too easy to get stuck on how our bad habits make us feel, but it may be more helpful to instead try to make a change. You may want to start tracking how many times per day your bad habit happens. This can help you realize where you are and provide a starting point.

Remember not to feel guilty or to judge yourself too harshly. Everyone starts from somewhere, and the first step is to identify the bad habit and accept that you are willing to change. Breaking bad habits takes time and effort, and as we discussed, it requires replacing them with better habits. You may not be successful all the time, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t making meaningful steps in the right direction. It is more important that you be persistent and kind to yourself on your journey.

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List of Humanity’s Most Common Bad Habits

There is no shortage of bad habits in human behavior. Whether you’re looking for a list of bad habits to help develop a character in a story or you’re just wondering what some of the most common bad habits are, you might be surprised by some of the items on this list.

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10 of the Most Common Bad Habits

While there are many bad habits out there, a few seem to be really common. This is particularly true with habits that impact health negatively. Study habits are another key area.

  • allowing yourself to get distracted from what you should be doing
  • cramming for exams the night before
  • excessive alcohol consumption
  • failing to go to the dentist for regular cleanings and checkups
  • failing to protect your skin against harm from the sun
  • following an irregular sleep schedule
  • ignoring physical symptoms of potential health problems
  • regularly carrying a heavy bag on the same shoulder
  • sitting for long periods of time
  • skipping meals in an effort to lose weight
  • smoking cigarettes

Bad Habits Related to Food and Drink

Of course, those are just a few common bad habits. There are many others. The more bad habits a person has, the greater the impact on their health. Many bad habits are related to diet.

  • binge eating
  • consuming caffeine during the evening hours
  • consuming too much salt
  • consuming too much sugar
  • dipping a chip or cracker back into communal salsa or dip after taking a bite
  • drinking too many high sugar beverages
  • eating fast food
  • eating food that has been open for too long
  • eating to many carbohydrates
  • eating too much food
  • eating too much red meat
  • eating too quickly
  • eating very large meals in a single sitting
  • eating with your mouth open
  • failing to eat enough fruits and vegetables
  • not eating enough carbohydrates
  • not eating enough food
  • skipping breakfast
  • slurping soup
  • snacking before bed
  • stress eating
  • yo-yo dieting

Bad Hygiene Habits

Hygiene is another key area where bad habits can creep into everyday life.

  • coughing without covering your mouth
  • failing to dry your hands after washing them
  • failing to floss your teeth
  • failing to use soap when washing your hands
  • failing to wash your hands frequently enough
  • not bathing frequently enough
  • not brushing your teeth
  • not properly disinfecting or cleaning contact lenses
  • picking your nose
  • picking your teeth when other people are around
  • preparing food without tying back long hair
  • reusing towels too many times
  • sleeping in contact lenses
  • sleeping in makeup
  • sneezing without turning away from others and covering your nose
  • spending less than 20 seconds washing your hands
  • using a worn out toothbrush
  • wearing the same clothing several days in a row


Personal Habits That Are Problematic

A lot of bad personal habits are examples of vices that are bad for you or problematic for others.

  • being disorganized
  • being too sedentary
  • biting your fingernails
  • cracking your joints
  • drinking and driving
  • driving too fast
  • driving too slow
  • engaging in negative self-talk
  • failing to follow through with things
  • failing to get an appropriate amount of exercise (too little or too much)
  • failing to get a proper amount of sleep (too much or too little)
  • forgetting to take prescribed medication
  • having poor posture
  • having workaholic tendencies
  • having unprotected or otherwise unsafe sex
  • not appreciating all the good things in your life
  • picking the ends of your hair
  • putting things off until the last minute
  • self-medicating when you need medical assistance
  • slacking off at work
  • smacking gum
  • taking on more than you can handle
  • taking too many over-the-counter painkillers (ibuprofen, acetaminophen)
  • throwing temper tantrums

Distracting Entertainment and Technology Habits

Fun activities to enjoy can be great, but too much of a good thing can become a problem.

  • allowing yourself to be catfished
  • assuming memes are true
  • behaving passive aggressively
  • being too competitive
  • believing everything you see on the internet
  • cancelling plans with friends at the last minute
  • considering biased sensationalized stories to be the same as news
  • falling asleep with the television on
  • getting addicted to porn
  • getting obsessed with hobbies
  • getting pulled into destructive activities online
  • giving out too much information to contacts you make online
  • obsessively checking your cell phone
  • paying for entertainment subscriptions that you don’t use
  • paying for too many tv/streaming services
  • picking on people who are different
  • playing video games excessively
  • scheduling all of your outings around food
  • spending too much time on social media
  • spending too much time surfing the internet
  • staying indoors too much
  • substituting online connections for in-person relationships
  • using your cell phone at the dinner table
  • watching sports excessively
  • watching too much television


Poor Communication and Relationship Habits

There are many potential problem areas when it comes to communication and relationships.

  • allowing yourself to be manipulated
  • assuming that people know what you’re thinking rather than telling them
  • being rude or disrespectful of others
  • being unwilling to accept constructive feedback from others
  • believing things a compulsive liar says
  • eavesdropping on other people’s conversations
  • enunciating words poorly
  • failing to honor commitments
  • failing to make eye contact when talking to people
  • interrupting other people when they’re speaking
  • letting people take advantage of you
  • mumbling or muttering under your breath
  • promising things you aren’t sure you can deliver
  • putting up with abusive behaviors from partners, friends or family members
  • putting up with people who bully you or others
  • putting your faith in people who are known to be unreliable
  • speaking at an inappropriate volume (too quiet or too loud)
  • spreading rumors or gossip
  • staying in toxic personal relationships
  • taking what people say out of context intentionally
  • talking over people
  • telling people things other have shared with you in confidence
  • texting or otherwise using your phone while talking to someone in person
  • using slang inappropriately
  • using vocal interferences (um, uh, like, err)

Bad Household and Financial Habits

A lot of people have bad habits relating to basic household and financial responsibilities.

  • being too much of a perfectionist with cleanliness
  • buying things you don’t need
  • carrying credit card debt
  • failing to pay enough attention to cleanliness
  • forgetting to pay bills on time
  • gambling too much
  • gambling with money you can’t afford to lose
  • leaving clean laundry in the washing machine so long that it smells bad
  • leaving sheets on the bed too long without changing them
  • letting clean laundry pile up without putting it away
  • letting clutter pile up
  • letting dirty laundry pile up without washing it
  • letting your insurance lapse
  • living above your means
  • loaning money to people you know will never pay you back
  • missing tax filing deadlines
  • paying full price for everyday items instead of shopping for sales
  • racking up overdraft charges
  • spending too much money eating in restaurants
  • writing checks when you don’t have enough money in the bank to cover the expense


School-Related Bad Habits

Students from kindergarten through college (and beyond) often develop destructive habits.

  • being disruptive in class
  • being rude to teachers
  • breaking classroom rules
  • cheating on tests
  • copying other people’s homework
  • daydreaming in class
  • failing to take notes
  • leaving homework at home
  • letting other people copy your homework
  • not doing your homework
  • not paying attention
  • not studying
  • not turning in your homework
  • passing notes in class
  • picking on classmates
  • skipping classes/school
  • sleeping through classes
  • talking in class

Many Behaviors Can Become Bad Habits

Behaviors that are fine in moderation can quickly become bad habits if they become too much of a focal area. Most things are fine in moderation, though of course anything illegal or potentially harmful to others should be avoided altogether. While you are reviewing examples of bad habits, dig a little deeper into a related topic and explore some examples of unethical behavior.

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10 most bad habits

Don't make yourself sick.

People create their own diseases, which means that they are able to cure them, having realized the mechanism of their development. The causes of the disease are in ourselves, and not outside. We hear it all the time: “Habit is second nature.” Indeed, very often we are captured by our habits. And if you need to instill good habits in yourself from childhood and try to follow them all your life, then bad habits appear in us somehow by themselves. After all, the impact of bad habits on the human body is huge. Being the owner of at least a few bad habits, a person daily and systematically destroys his body. Today we will compile the top ten negative addictions of a person and offer the prevention of these bad habits.

We present to your attention the TOP 10 most bad habits that are harmful to human health.

This bad ten is opened by Diets

Constant "dieting" is also a bad habit. The thing is that during the diet, our body completely rebuilds its work, and when the diet ends, and the person begins to fully eat again, the weight is rapidly gaining again and fat is deposited not only in the same places, but also in new ones. Due to constant overload, the joints, heart and immune system begin to suffer. In addition, psychological problems appear, due to the constant desire to eat, the ridicule of others, the feeling of weakness. All this can lead to depression, which can be much worse than being overweight. And when planning a diet, be sure to consult your doctor.

Ninth place - Wrong diet or gluttony

In today's world, we do everything on the run, this includes eating. The habit of snacking on the go, intercepting something dry, not having breakfast - as a rule, leads to stomach diseases and other consequences of such nutrition.

One type of malnutrition is overeating or overeating. This problem has become very relevant in our society. It has two sides: the problem of excess weight, the load on the body, metabolic disorders - this is the physical side, but there is also a psychological one - the inability to follow a diet, an emotional disorder. An overeaten person is absolutely useless not only for others, but also for himself. After all, after an excessively plentiful meal, the desire to work, move, and even talk is not always a desire. It remains one to lie on the couch and sleep. And still there is a feeling of guilt, dissatisfaction with oneself, some kind of anger at oneself for lack of will. In addition, there are physical sensations - nausea, difficulty breathing, heaviness in the stomach.

All this is reflected in our appearance, skin, figure, mood and the functioning of the organism as a whole. Also, the consequences of malnutrition are irritability, loss of strength, illness, a constant desire to “chew” and other unpleasant little things.

Computer addiction in eighth place

This problem has existed for a long time and today is familiar to almost everyone who has a computer, tablet or laptop at home. We all constantly use the Internet - read the news, watch a movie, enjoy music, chat with friends, play online games. But have you ever wondered how much time per day you spend on it. More and more often, real communication with friends is being replaced by virtual ones. Many young people can no longer imagine how you can meet a girl in the subway or on the street, but they easily get to know each other on the Internet. If your work is not related to the computer, try to find an activity that will distract you from the computer and smartphone, find yourself real friends and hobbies. And if you are forced to spend all your working time, buried in a monitor, try to follow the basic rules of working at a computer. Watch your posture, let your eyes rest, position the monitor correctly.

Seventh place - Use of profanity

More and more profanity penetrates into our speech. And after all, swearing is heard not only from drunken men, but also from teenagers, guys, and, even worse, from very young girls and children. Even from TV screens, we very often hear the "beeping" of the mat. The use of profanity is becoming the norm, and many openly use it, without fear or embarrassment of anyone! Although this is, first of all, disrespect for others, a manifestation of lack of culture.

The habit of biting nails in sixth place

On the same line, you can put such bad habits as the habit of picking your nose, ears, teeth. Such habits can be found anywhere in the store, office, library. Scientists name many possible reasons that prompt a person to such an action. But whatever the reason, the sight is rather unpleasant, and when you realize how much dirt gets into the body of your interlocutor or acquaintance because of such a habit, you feel uneasy. Yes, and the bearer of such habits is not easy to communicate with others.

Fifth place - Lack of sleep

This is one of the bad habits that takes away a person's vitality, shortens life, although it looks like a completely "harmless" habit. The constantly accelerating pace of life, the increasing number of things that need to be done in a day, force us to sleep less. Although a full sleep is not a luxury, but a vital necessity. And its decrease or absence can lead to very serious consequences. Fatigue begins to accumulate, irritability, depression appear, efficiency decreases. And as a consequence of all this, health problems appear in the form of hypertension, gastritis, stomach ulcers, and sometimes even obesity.

Lack of movement or just laziness in fourth place

Laziness is a bad habit. After all, it lays the foundation for all other bad habits. Reluctance to get up, reluctance to do the cleaning, exercise, too lazy to strain to quit smoking or drinking. And a sedentary lifestyle is also a consequence of laziness. After all, you have to make an effort. Lying on the couch and coming up with a million excuses if suddenly someone wants to stir you up. Very often we justify our laziness by the need to rest, recuperate, but, as a rule, such a rest is delayed. You have to be able to balance rest and work. And most importantly - so that laziness does not become your way of life.

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Since childhood, everyone has been saying that smoking is one of the most harmful and most common habits. Smoking is the main cause of many diseases, but the novice smoker does not think about it. High mortality from cancer, bronchitis and coronary heart disease is associated with smoking. Smoking addiction is very difficult to overcome. The attention of a smoker who is trying to get rid of this habit is focused only on the search for a cigarette, and this thought becomes so strong that everything else fades into the background. A person cannot concentrate, the mood changes very sharply from complete apathy to irritability, unwillingness to do work. From all this, the environment and loved ones suffer.

In second place - Alcohol

Another terrible habit that turns into addiction. Very often, the habit of sitting with friends over a glass of beer on the weekend becomes a heavy addiction that kills health, leads to personality degradation, and crosses out the future. Alcoholism is also insidious because it often develops imperceptibly. Sometimes a person realizes that he is completely dependent already quite late. After all, alcohol addiction manifests itself both on a physical and psychological level. Yes, and it has already been scientifically proven that alcohol addiction is a disease. Therefore, when you are going to drink beer with friends in the evening, think about whether it has become a habit for you, without which you can no longer.

Drugs took first place

Drug addiction may start as a bad habit, but over time (and very quickly) it becomes a serious illness. Physical and psychological dependence on drugs occurs almost from one time of drug use. The euphoria that drugs give intoxicates and attracts drug addicts. But after the received "unearthly" pleasure comes weakness, withdrawal (strong pain sensation), depression and other unpleasant consequences. And in order to remove all this, there is only one possibility - this is to receive a new dose. And this is where the circle closes. Life loses all meaning. The point is to get a new dose. Drug addiction causes suicide, crimes against property and human life.

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