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    Nov 14, 2016

    27 Bad Habits You Picked Up At 15 That You Should Drop Before 35

    The time has come to live the life you deserve.

    1. Snacking all the time.

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    Drop this habit if you're looking to make a change to your overall weight and health. And if you can't or don't want to stop snacking, at least consider switching over to something a little healthier, like fruits and veggies.

    2. Throwing yourself on the couch to watch TV for hours.

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    There's nothing you want to do more after a long day than crash on the couch and watch Netflix all night, but that inactivity can lead to some major health issues as you get a little older.

    3. Spending money you might not have.

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    Why do you insist on being stressed every month when you can't pay off your credit cards? Learn to live within your budget and you will be happier (at least in the long run).

    4. Eating too much junk food.

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    Tacos on Monday, Hamburgers on Tuesday, Donuts on Wednesday, Pizza on Thursday, and an evening full of beer or wine on Friday night. Your liver and kidneys are not thrilled with your choices this week.

    5. Eating because you are stressed.

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    You can't fill in those emotional shortcomings with food, and you know it. Break this negative tie and seek out professional help if necessary.

    6. Biting your nails.

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    It may not seem all that bad, but it's not very hygienic, and may lead to other health and dental issues if you don't curb it. Figure out what makes you want to bite your nails and substitute the habit for something more beneficial, like drinking water.

    7. Surrounding yourself with people who don't appreciate you.

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    If you spend time with people who put you down, kick them out of your life. It might seem kinda tough, but it'll pretty quickly make you feel better.

    8. Not putting on sun block.

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    You should be using sunscreen all the time, even when you think you don't really need it. You can't imagine the damage you're doing if you don't use it in places with tons of sun exposure, like the beach.

    9. Living angry, worried, or stressed.

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    In order to live a more mentally healthy life, you need to learn to control your emotions. That's tough to do on your own, so don't be afraid to get professional help if you need it.

    10. Skipping breakfast.

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    Skipping breakfast can affect your weight, but it also affects your blood sugar levels and energy levels, which can have larger ramifications. One missed meal may ruin your whole day.

    11. Drinking too much alcohol.

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    Drinking too much can cause all sorts of problems with your liver, but did you know it may lead to blood pressure problems, depression, and other health issues as well? That's not even getting into the problems it can cause with your personal relationships.

    12. Smoking.

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    You REALLY need to quit. You already know how bad it is for you. You don't need to hear it from us.

    13. Taking too much medication without consulting a physician first.

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    Taking too much medication can definitely cause health issues. You should be consulting with a physician before taking pretty much anything. They'll know the right balance and dosage to make sure you're helping and not hurting.

    14. Being in toxic relationships.

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    At some point, you reach an age where you need to start thinking about your own needs and taking them seriously. If you're with someone who doesn't empower you and make you happy, rethink that relationship.

    15. Being late to everything.

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    It's annoying to the people around you, and all that rushing around can cause stress, which takes its toll on your body. Get organized and try to arrive to everything ten minutes before you have to. You'll see the impact it has on your life immediately.

    16. Complaining about what you don't have.

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    If you focus on what you don't have, your whole life becomes about negativity. Try to change your perception and be thankful for what you do have.

    17. Looking for other people's approval.

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    Try to worry a little less about what other people think of you. No matter what you do, it'll never be enough for everyone in the world. Accept yourself as you are, but don't use it as an excuse to not learn and work on improving.

    18. Procrastinating.

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    Always leaving everything for the last minute is an endless source of stress. Stop this bad habit right now.

    19. Not sleeping well... and not doing anything about it.

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    And no, sleeping pills are not a solution. Seek help from a professional, or try out some of these tips. A good night of sleep is crucial to feeling good.

    20. Telling lies.

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    Even if all your telling is little white lies, the stress of worrying about getting caught can cause both mental and physical ailments. Honesty, without a doubt, if the best policy.

    21. Being an asshole to those who love you.

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    If you love someone and want to keep them in your life, treat them with respect and kindness. Even if you're saying something hurtful as a joke, it can take its toll on your relationship.

    22. Comparing yourself to others.

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    If you do this too much, you'll learn to never be satisfied with who you are. Focus on your strengths, and maximize them.

    23. Living in the past.

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    Learn from where you've been and what you've done, forgive when it's appropriate, and look forward to the future.

    24. Trying to control others.

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    You do you. Let them do themselves.

    25. Thinking you are the smartest person in the room.

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    Put that arrogance away. The world is full of smart, capable people. Learn to accept that some people are bound to be smarter than you, and listen to what they have to say.

    26. Living in fear.

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    Fear of new things, fear of old things, fear of change, fear of taking risks...

    If you let fear control your life, you'll never accomplish anything.

    27. Searching for happiness out there.

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    The best place to find happiness is inside yourself.

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