Bad Habits

Seven Tips For Keeping New Year's Resolutions

Dr. Mark Griffiths | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Mark Griffiths

As a Professor of Behavioural Addiction I know how easy people can fall into bad habits, and why on trying to give up those habits is easy to relapse. NYRs usually come in the form of lifestyle changes and changing behaviour that has become routine and habitual (even if they are not problematic) can be very hard to break.

Could Your Bad Habits Actually Be Good For You?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

We all have our bad habits - whether it's sleeping in late at the weekends, or drinking a bit too much coffee (I'm definitely in this category!)... And those bad habits are called that for good reason, right? Well, maybe not.

"What's wrong with these people?" - Part 1

Dominic Irvine | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK
Dominic Irvine

Much of our day is made up of a series of habits. From when we get up, the route we take to work and a lot of the things we do at work become habitual.

Why Do We Find It Hard to Stop Smoking? - How to Stop Smoking in Three Simple Steps

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

How do you quit? Does it come down to a matter of trying everything in the hope that something works, or is there a way that we can train our mind?

How to Break Bad Habits

Maggie Currie | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Whether it's that perpetual pile of clothes in the corner you're waiting to someday turn into gold, a self-proclaimed disability which renders you unable to refrain from interrupting, or a knack for timing your exit just so, so that someone else is continually left to do the washing up, now's the time to extinguish these habits before they turn into next year's resolutions.

Smoking: Don't Believe the Addiction Myth

Robert Kelly | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Kelly

This belief in addiction makes it far harder for smokers to quit. Research has demonstrated that most smokers would like to quit smoking, and yet many believe that they cannot do so due to the strength of their addiction. They believe that quitting will just be too difficult.

Habitual Overeating - How to Change Bad Eating Habits

Sian Breslin | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

What's the first bad bad habit that springs to your mind? Smoking, biting your nails, what about not cleaning your teeth twice a day? "Successful change comes from a real understanding of people, their habits and their motivations.''

Breaking Bad Work Habits

Dave Coplin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dave Coplin

'Success' comes down to organisations nurturing creativity and ideas in order to grow and flourish. The good news is that that UK economy appears to be on the mend. A substantial 29.87million of us are in work and most jobs are full time and permanent. However, there are question marks as to how productive we are whilst at work.

Five Everyday Habits That Ruin Your Looks | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There are lots of things we do every single day that ruin our looks, from washing our hair to talking to our friends. To make sure you stay looking pretty, fresh-faced and perfect, check out this list and make sure you don't do any of these habits that ruin your appearance.

Fixing the Design Flaw in Our Brains

Steve W Roche | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK Tech
Steve W Roche

The human brain is an extraordinary piece of equipment. How is it then that, as a species, we struggle in one very important respect? Why do we find it so hard to change our habits and follow through with our good intentions?

Milton Keynes Is as Mad as Hell and It's Not Going to Take It Any More

Nick Abbot | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

The thing about Milton Keynes is that it is not quite enough like Singapore. Literally no-one has thought this before. It is an entirely original sentence. You read it here first. It is, however, not my thought.

Seven 'Good' Habits That Are Bad for Your Health | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Think you know what's good for you? You may be surprised. Take a look at these seven seemingly good habits that can actually be bad for your health.

Lent: Ten Ways to Break Bad Habits | Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

If you've been promising yourself that you're going to ditch a bad habit for a while but have never quite got around to doing so, it could be time to take the plunge. To help ensure your success and make the process a little less painless, check out these ten ways to break bad habits.

The Licencing Effect - When Good Intentions Bring Bad Health

Aidan Goggins | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Aidan Goggins

The licencing effect is assumed to permeate all aspects of our life; that in essence we are innately, though unwittingly, 'programmed' to balance our virtuous deeds, and it got me wondering about how it influences our healthy choice habits.

Ten 'Bad' Habits That Are Good for You | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Ever promised yourself that this year you were definitely going to give that bad habit the flick, only to give into your vice again after only a couple of hours? Well, the good news is that 'bad' habit may not actually be as harmful as you think.