Do something different about it!
We are naturally creatures of habit, and in many ways this is a good thing. Without habitual responses we wouldn’t know what to do each time we were confronted with a situation, and this is why we have learnt certain behavioural patterns in our lives as a way of responding. Many of these are ‘good’ habits: they serve us well by making our lives easier. ‘Bad’ habits, on the other hand, have unwanted consequences. Some common examples of bad habits are:
- teeth-grinding (bruxism)
- nervous tics
- drug abuse