Kick the bad habit

Philippines
May 21, 2012 2:17pm CST
As most people say, if you really love the person, you have to help that person kick the bad habit. To me, smoking has been a big concern because unlike drinkers, the smoke and nicotine puffed by a smoker stays in the lungs while the alcohol taken by drinkers can be flushed by means of urinating, sweating and detoxification. I really care for people around me that's why I ask them not to smoke. I used to smoke back then (it just just 2 years) but I quit because I care for the people I love. If I get sick, they'll be the ones who'll do the sacrifice of looking after me. I've also learned in school that a single puff on a cigar reduces a day of your life. Imagine how much smokers consume. I don't want to miss my nieces and nephews' important milestones in life, I want to spend more time with them. I took this into consideration too that's why I stopped smoking. If I love a person, I would want to spend more time with him/her, 1 day is already a lot to share, another reason for me to ask my loved ones who are smoking to stop the bad health habit. Time is a very precious gift we could give. I wish I could spend my lifetime with all the people I love. How about you? What bad habit would you like to quit? Would you kick the bad habits for your loved ones?
5 responses
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
22 May 12
I have a bad habit is go to sleep so early and i need sleep 8-9 hours a day. It is too long for an adult like me...but i have no idea to kick this habit out now. I am happy with it and my skin looks so good because of enough sleeping also.
• Philippines
24 May 12
I think 8-9 hours of sleep is just good enough. I enjoy the luxury of having 9-10 hours of sleep. It's not something that I would remove because I feel well rested if I get to sleep enough. =D
@ryanong (9694)
• Vietnam
25 May 12
8-9 hours of sleep is just good enough??? oh then i have no bad habit at all now...
• Philippines
25 May 12
You're living a good life then. =D
@jureathome (5363)
• Philippines
22 May 12
You deserve to be happy in life with the people you love, for quitting the bad habit, all because you cared for them. I don't have any vices, but my husband is a chain smoker. He has tried quitting before, but not successful. He tried to stop and I supported him, but still failed. I do hope he'll think the way you do, very soon.
• Philippines
25 May 12
I hope he'll be able to have a very strong self-motivation and will to do it, at least for himself. Maybe he needs to realize that he needs to survive and love himself because there are people around him to loves him dearly and cares for him a lot. =) Just keep supporting him in this desire of quitting. =) Happy myLotting. =)
• Philippines
22 May 12
Hello chan2zexy, one of the bad habit I want to kick is procrastination. I tend to put things that can be done today on the next day or so. That is a bad habit for me because it makes getting work done a day later.
• Philippines
25 May 12
hi ladyhemingway. I do have that habit too. Hehe! =D So what I do is pressure myself. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. XD But I suffer the consequences big time when I fail to meet the deadline. =|
• Philippines
22 May 12
In my own point view, "bad habit" is something that we should not tolerate at all. It is sad to see our love ones doing bad routine in life. But in reality we know that only the person involved of that specfic bad habbit is in control of everything. If he has the willingness to change or to loss that, then its good to know, but telling him what to is something that is very difficult. In Psychology, you are not allowed to give advise, instead,you are there to listen or let him realize that what he did is something that is not good for him. In addition, if you love the person, then you can accept the totality of him, not telling him what to do nor to stop his bad habbit but you could help him out just to realize for the good.
• Philippines
24 May 12
Yes, if you really love the person, you should help him/her stop the bad habit. We don't want our loved ones to go in the bad light, just as they also want the best for us. =)
• United States
21 May 12
You made a good choice to quit smoking, I wish I could say the same for me. Quitting smoking is very hard for me, I have been smoking for over 30 years. I just hope one day I will be like you and kick the habit. As far as drinking goes, it can be just as bad on your health as smoking because it can damage your liver.