If you're going to make a resolution for the new year, it may as well be improving your mental health.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.''
'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.
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.