In this article by Jennifer Smith from the dailymail in the UK, 50 bad habits are listed. The good news: You're not alone. The bad news: We have a lot of bad habits to give up. Some of the things that people consider to be bad habits is also really surprising.
Bad habits you want to avoid
The research was conducted in the UK, but the findings probably apply across most countries.
We are a nation of addicts, struggling to stop ourselves from eating fast food, using Facebook and swearing, a new survey has revealed.
Among other vices is a love of coffee and tea, smoking and chocolate - though these are all things we are trying to give up according to research.
A list of the 50 habits we most want to curb has been compiled after electronic cigarette company, ECigaretteDirect.co.uk, asked 600 adults the things they'd most like to live without.
Giving up smoking was the thing people struggled most with, with alcohol and junk food following closely behind.
Reality television, biting fingernails and picking your nose are among the more bizarre bad habits with each appearing in the list's top ten vices.
Cracking knuckles, picking teeth in public and road rage featured further down the list as did obsessive spending and racking up credit card bills.
Unsurprisingly, technology based hang-ups such as Twitter and Google appeared in the top 20, as did addictions to iPads and smartphones.
While it's easy to see why most things on the list would be considered bad habits, others such as going to the gym, shaving, and supporting a football team are perhaps not as threatening.
A spokesman for the survey said: 'Giving something up takes a lot of willpower and not everyone has the determination to see it through.
'People who can’t give up can consider switching to an alternative, such as switching to artificial sweeteners when giving up sugar, or electronic cigarettes instead of tobacco.'
While many would think it's women who worry most about their figures, one man admitted to constantly trying to ditch junk food in a bid to lose weight.
'I’ve tried giving up fast food many times but it is just so delicious and there are those nights when you get home from work so late that all you want to do is crash in front of the TV with a bottle of larger and a curry.'
Another woman said that keeping her maiden name was a habit she wanted to get rid of, after becoming too accustomed to it to change once she got married.
The 50 things Brits just can't seem to give up: Our most addictive habits
- Picking nose
- Biting fingernails
- Reality Television
- Fast Food
- Comfort Shopping
- Credit Cards
- The gym
- Fizzy drinks
- Video games
- Cracking knuckles
- Speaking with our mouths full
- Talking to yourself
- Use of American English
- Childhood toy
- Boiled sweets
- Picking teeth in public
- Supporting a football team
- Women's maiden names
- Humming to yourself
- Dyeing your hair
- Tomato Ketchup
- Chewing gum
- Biting the ends of pens
- Licking the spoon when baking
- Road rage
- Extravagant spending
We'll be conducting a survey to see which ones apply to you!