- Bad habits - second nature?
- How to get rid of bad habits and learn good
Why do we never pay attention to social advertising and health warnings, alcohol abuse, overeating, stress, and generally indulges in all serious, even realizing the harm of our habits? What causes us to be faithful to bad habits and cherish the vices? That's because we do not understand the true reasons that force us to destroy their health and psyche.
In two recent sociological research surveys were conducted, the participants who were asked to assess the risk of various types of risks, including bad habits. The study showed that the participants were well aware of what habits are the most harmful, but it was not enough to motivate them to change their lifestyle. The results showed that, in fact, people are quite realistic about the dangers that are daily subjected to their health and life. For scientists is an important educational mission. Their task - to break through the wall of indifference and not be limited to the standard phrase "They all understood and now will change."
The requirements that contribute to bad habits
The need for public recognition and good old-fashioned sense of contradiction that makes challenging public morality - all this makes us cherish addictions. Ironically, bad habits create a sense of belonging to a community, which is very important for humans. We consider ourselves part of the social structure; why is it so difficult to change their behavior if it is not counteracted in society. For example, stress - a terrible thing, but we are almost boast stressful experiences
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and wear it as a badge. Career, hard work, long working hours - all this promoted in society, and stress - just a logical extension of the value chain. It seems that the people working "only" 40 hours a week, do not inspire us with respect.
Also, many people do not like to listen to instructions on what to do and what not to do, so we tend to justify their actions and bad habits. In each of us lives a naughty child
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. We continue to smoke, justifying this by saying that "If smoking has not yet brought me to the grave, then you can continue," or "Smoking helps me deal with stress or lose weight."
Not yet become apparent psychological causes of dangerous behavior, people do not give up their vices and shortcomings, no matter what they know about the dangers of habits. Researchers must talk to the people, which want to influence, and only then to give advice, they should listen to what really excites people, learn social norms and their influence on our actions. Each person individually and society as a whole - should rethink these rules and change them.
The most common bad habits of students
Each student habits in regard to school. It is important to find your own best way to learn. Something from this list can not only hinder you, but also to inspire more thoroughly chew on granite science, but experience has shown that for most people it is - bad habits that should be avoided for the sake of the success of the learning process.
Explanation: although it is a lot of fun, the quality of teaching by the constant presence of a number of friends may decrease.
What to do if you really love to learn with someone, get this one for a friend. All others who wish to sit at the books with you have to say "no."
Explanation: The noise and music can disrupt the brain's ability to perceive new information. In addition, they just prevent concentrate on their studies.
What to do if you need background music, find the one that is right for you (virtually all classic suits).
- Unsuccessful place to study
Explanation: An uncomfortable chair, table, uncomfortable room, too high or too low temperature in the room may lead to the fact that the study will not be successful, despite all efforts.
What to do: Try to learn in different locations and determine where it is you do best. Maybe it will be a library, a kitchen, a room of your friend ... Who knows? Find a place that suits you perfectly and worked there.
- Cramming at the last minute
Explanation: although many generations of students swore the effectiveness of this method, in fact hasty cramming leads to the fact that information is quickly forgotten (lucky if only after the exam), but also causes a lot of stress.
What to do: start studying for exams in advance. Or, if you still prefer to cram in a hurry, start it at least two days before the exam. Then the night before did not turn into a continuous stress, and is rather a night training.
Explanation: this is certainly a bad habit too frequent and copious snacks while studying can distract your attention from the material you are working on. You can have a snack for books, but all too often distracted by the food should not be.
What to do when learning, keep a small bag with a snack, such as a traditional breakfast student - nuts and dried fruits. When you get hungry, you will not have to go anywhere for a meal; In addition, such food stimulates brain activity.
Explanation: alcohol and studies are inconsistent, that's for sure. At the same time, it is important to avoid dehydration to retain the ability to concentrate.
What to do: keep on his desk with a glass of water. Avoid drinks with sweeteners.
The explanation may be that this is convenient, but the bed so openly evokes the dream
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That study there is still not worth it.
What to do: learn the table. If you are late at night, especially learning at the table - in bed, you are likely to quickly fall asleep.
Explanation: There are many people who are capable of doing many different things every day. However, when it comes to learning, it is better to focus on one thing.
What to do: put them all before the exam at least 24 hours and dedicate this time only studies. When you pass the exam, you can again take up the list of a variety of cases.
Explanation: One of the most common bad habits of students - to learn on the train, on the bus, on the plane. In fact, these places are ideal for easy reading, but not for intensive study.
What to do: if you want to take the road to the university study and back, repeat the passed material already there, rather than learn a new one. However, for you to learn a new theory on the bus - a bad idea.
Explanation: A problem from the outside will inevitably affect your learning process. They exist, and they can not just take on and off.
What to do: there is no perfect way to reduce the impact of external stress factors. However, try to find a place to study where you can concentrate on your studies, and you nothing will distract.