Major Advantages and Disadvantages of Habit Formation!
a. Habits help us for smooth functioning
b. Habitual actions cost us little effort and less strain
c. Habits do not require our conscious attention
d. Habitual actions save our time
e. Habits make our movements simpler, quicker and more accurate
f. Our activities do not become tiresome (no fatigue)
g. Since the activities become automatic, we do not need our higher mental processes like thinking, reasoning, creativity, etc. for these activities and such abilities can be used for other better activities.
h. Good habits provide feelings of stableness and security.
a. There is danger of becoming slaves of our habits
b. There will not be any scope for thinking or creativity
c. We cannot learn new things
d. Our actions become mechanical
e. Habits interfere in our other activities
f. We feel highly disturbed when we have to make any adjustment or change in our routine like eating, sleeping, etc.
g. There may be negative effects both physical and psychological. For example, if there is any change in timing of sleep, food, etc. we feel highly disturbed both physically and mentally such as sleeplessness, indigestion, nausea, mood upset, etc.