Society always finds out ways to poke its nose and let you know that you are doing something against the league. And mind you, they think that they know it all, but that hardly seems to be the truth when you dig deeper.
Don’t do this. That’s bad. What the hell are you doing? Are you crazy? These are a few of the ways in which you are probed. (Right?)
It could be for a thing as silly as eating chocolate or lying down and binge-watching movies.
But, you’ve had enough of it and you deserve to know that these ‘So-called’ bad habits are actually good for you and it is backed by research. See for yourself-
1. Pouring yourself a glass of red wine every day
You love wine. You love dinner. Everyday. Big deal? For society, yeah it is. You may get labeled as an alcoholic by our dear society, for having wine with your dinner every day.
My advice- forget it. According to studies, a glass (or two) of that Shiraz is not gonna do any harm to you. At all! So go pour that wine. Now.
2. Keeping your surroundings messy
Now that’s what em talking about. See, being messy is not so bad after all. Even though society may frown upon you, so just stop giving a phuk and do your things your way. According to researches, messy people tend to be more creative and risk-taking types. Boo-yah society!
3. Being a jack-ass and saying NO
People may hate you for being rude and saying ‘NO’ to almost everything. But trust me, you are doing yourself a big favor. By being selfish you are helping yourself to put the time in things that matter to you. And if you ask me, that’s not bad at all.
4. Giving a break to the ‘GYM’
Oh, you very well know the feeling when you are taunted for skipping the gym. Society takes a toll on you and everywhere you go, you are mocked at for leaving the gym mid-way.
Show them the ‘Thug-life’ face next time and tell them that, when you work out, your body breaks down muscle tissue. You then need to allow your body time to recover so it can re-build the muscle tissue and make it even stronger.
And that’s exactly what you are up to. (Burn!)
5. Netflix and chill
Hold your horses. I know what you are thinking.
You are wondering if it’s even possible that society (which hates you for watching Netflix all the time) can be good for you. Lemme tell you. It is.
According to researches, couples tend to feel more satisfied and committed to their relationship when they both have a similar social circle and share similar media experiences. What else do you need? Go grab that remote and binge-watch Netflix while you cuddle with your partner. Ah heaven!
6. You stress yourself a lot
Sounds straight up strange, but it’s true. No matter how hard society may be on you, for stressing out on small things and calling you a ‘chicken-heart’, don’t listen to them. In the recent studies, psychologists came up with the conclusion that moderate stress leads to maximum performance. So go stress yourself, but not too much.
7. You get distracted very easily
If you relate yourself to the kid in ‘Taare Zameen Par’, you know where I am heading. If you get distracted by a simple-‘Hey look, a butterfly’, you are it.
But don’t feel bad, you are way more creative and hold the power to think out-of-the-box. It’s as simple that when you aren’t focused, you consider a broader range of information and hence, come up with a way cooler idea. (Works for me, totally!)
8. Diving in the bowl of your comfort food
I know it can be a sick feeling when you’re trying to lose a few pounds, follow a diet and 654you can’t help but indulge in your fav food. Society straight up judges you for that and calls you a ’loser’. But hey, it’s ok.
As long as you are not picking up a drastic comfort food, it’s fine to soak into a bit of enjoyment through eating. After all, home-made food is anytime better than those packed calories you would have bought off the store.
9. Dying over that dark-chocolate bar
Chocolate is yummy. Chocolate is heaven. And if society hates you for eating too much chocolate, just ignore them. They may come up with things like- you will have bad gums, bad teeth, bad cavities etc., etc. Just keep ignoring and make your way to 70% dark chocolate.
Eat it with fruits (strawberries, banana) and tell the society that chocolate has polyphenols — a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. And that too three times that of green tea, and four times more than black tea. So, society, you were saying…?
10. You are a pessimist
if you always think of the worst things that could happen and keep a negative approach towards things, it’s perfectly fine. Sure, the society will squint their eyes when they look at you, but just move forward.
Being a negative thinker actually helps you plan for worse situations, and ultimately avoid them. It’s a win-win situation, eh?
11. Sunshine is the love of your life
You love beaches, you love sand and you just love the sun. Got Problem? Well, yes society has a problem. You can get skin cancer, tan yourself and on top of that society thrashes you for being an illiterate jerk who doesn’t know that already.
But, the truth– Sunrays (Vitamin D) helps to develop and maintain strong, healthy bones. Vitamin D also helps prevent colorectal, breast and prostate cancers, multiple sclerosis and Type 1 diabetes.
Psssst….just don’t forget to keep your love for the sun inside your heart between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
12. You love your coffee too much
It’s perfectly fine to love your coffee. Even though society’s latest trend is trying to divert you to the path of ‘green tea’, just hold your ground.
Coffee helps in regulating your blood pressure, prevents gallstones, and reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and even help in combatting the development of Parkinson’s disease. Just keep it within a few cups and keep loving your coffee.
13. You choose to text over talking
You might be thrashed by society and parents for not picking up the call and texting later. But, you don’t need to feel bad. You’re actually following a good habit.
Society might see texting as a huge nail in the coffin of face-to-face human interaction but it helps improve communication between parents-teens. The point is you tend to speak your heart out over texts rather than a physical meeting.
14. You are Lazy AF
Firstly, wipe off that grin from your face. Em not talking about being lazy as a sloth and lying in your bed 24/7.
It’s just that if you’re lazy, you tend to find a way to automate the process of any task and as a result invent or end up finding the ultimate hack for life. Laziness can be the mother of ingenuity but only, if you are lazy to an extent.
15. Your never-ending love for them Sugary soft drinks
If you belong to the category of folks who still choose Fanta over a diet coke, you rock. And don’t let the society bullshit of choose zero-calorie drinks over sugary drinks get you.
According to a study, those who regularly drank diet soft drinks were far more likely to become overweight than those drinking the same amount of non-diet drink.