Psychological problems or strictly bad habits?

What do you think do moods constitute bad habits? That’s an interesting one.  Many mood disorders have been identified, but are they psychological problems or strictly bad habits?

In fact, it’s been shown that continuing to dwell in your present mood perpetuates it!

When you decide to pretend you are happy, studies show that you may actually improve your mood in time.  This is not a hard and fast rule, but there are some signs that people do have some control over their moods.

Moodiness, for example, may be more than bad habits for many.  It may be bipolar disorder or some other psychiatric problem.  For many it may just be that they are giving in to every feeling that comes along.  They have the bad habits of not trying to have any control over their whims.

Being pessimistic is one of the bad habits that can also be seen as a symptom of depression.  Yet, for many, it is just a habit of thought.  They may tell themselves that pessimism is a win-win way of thinking.

If things go right, you win.  If things go wrong, you were correct, so you win.  These people can improve their moodiness by looking at the positive side of things in the beginning.

Being in a worrying mood is similar to being pessimistic.  The difference between the two bad habits is that when you worry, you become obsessed and dread what’s upcoming.  If you have the bad habit of worrying, you can slowly train yourself out of it, especially if you have the right kind of help.

If you have hypochondria, you have an emotionally painful bad habit.  Certainly, a person with hypochondria needs psychological help.  However, the treatment that person will receive will probably center on helping them change their bad habits of thought.  They will learn new ways to think about illness and their own bodies.  This will give them some control over their emotions.

Bad habits that relate to emotional states are often hard to break.  Sometimes you need help to overcome them if you cannot do it on your own.  The sooner you stop doing your emotional bad habits, the happier your life will be.

So now that you’ve read this article, what do you think do moods just constitute bad habits? Can the habits of worrying, hypochondria, attention seeking, making excuses for others and the really big one of being pessimistic, just to name a few really just be a “bad Habit”?

Your input would be greatly appreciated.  Sharing helps in every way… helps us deal with what ails us and at the same time helps those with same or similar problems.  It’s always good to know that we are not alone!

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