Greetings to one and all present over here. I request you all to bear with me as I present in front of you my speech on the topic ‘Good Habits’.
I urge you to pardon me for any mistake that I commit knowingly or unknowingly while presenting my thoughts.
Good habits. What are good habits? And why it is needed? Have you ever reflected on these questions?
Well, Google defines good habits as a behaviour that is beneficial to one’s physical or mental health, often linked to a high level of discipline and self-control.
In simpler words we can state it as the regular works to be done by an individual which will not harm or affect his mental and physical health, but in turn will benefit him and make a better person out of him.
A person is known by the character that he projects in the society. In a society you have to literally ‘earn’ respect.
And that can be done only when you are a disciplined person which good habits. Only when you establish yourself as a self-righteous disciplined person, only then will the society take you seriously.
Otherwise, you will remain as an incongruous, unimportant piece of the big mass of such people about whom nobody ever bothers.
In India this number is high, since in maximum parts the literacy rate is low, hence the people do not give much importance to good habits.
They indulge in rather bad habits such as – drinking too much alcohol, talking loudly in public, talking on the phone while driving, spitting on walls, doing toilet out in the open and many more.
Hence, we should all start cultivating good habits at a young age. Otherwise, those children will face humiliation in their later life for their inappropriate habits and methods.
Here is a list of some good habits to start with. There are some basic habits which one should develop to lead a healthy life:-
- Going to bed on time. Minimum eight hours of sleep is necessary for proper digestion.
Remember the age-old phrase “early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.“?
Doing regular exercises– Exercises are very important to keep our body in good working condition. Exercise in the early morning is the best therapy one can possibly get.
Eating healthy food– Food regulates our digestion. Our eating habits speak a lot about us. It tells how much importance we give to our body and mind. Hence, good food habits are a must.
Brushing twice a day– A healthy smile not only will make you happy but will make others happy too. Hence, to have a good smile you need healthy teeth.
To have healthy teeth you need to brush twice a day. Brushing twice a day removes all the germ attack that occurs in our teeth all throughout the night.
Do not keep any pending work– Not keeping any pending work or not being lazy is the most important habit that parents should teach children in recent days.
Often laziness leads to work build-up, which in later days forms a burden, sometimes this burden is so much that it becomes hard to finish. Hence, we should all give up on our lazy selves and start completing what is required of us on time.
Table manners– Table manners speaks about a person’s upbringing. People without proper upbringing do not know how to behave sophisticatedly when they are eating at a table with others.
Often such people are laughed at in high-class societies. Hence, to save oneself from embarrassment it is important that we should learn good table manners.
Cleaning up mess– Cleaning up what we have made dirty is our responsibility. This is an important teaching especially for children.
Children usually create a mess but forget to clear it up. They should be taught to clean up their own litter so that when they grow up they don’t get embarrassed in any public place.
Being responsible with money– Money matters are such which trouble even the elders. Money is a very conditional item.
Today it’s there, tomorrow it’s not there. Hence, it should be used very judiciously when it’s there with us. Saving money is also an art. Children should be made to learn its importance.
Sharing is caring– When we share we feel good. When we share with others it shows that we care for them.
Not littering public spaces– Public spaces are meant for everyone and not for an individual alone. Littering public spaces means you are breaching the rights of other people as well.
Respecting women and elders– Respecting women and elders not just for gender or age but for humanity.
These habits and some other habits can together build up a good citizen. Remember a good foundation only leads to a good building which stands erect for lifetime.
Hence, from childhood only we should start cultivating good habits to have a better tomorrow.
Not only this we should help others who lack such knowledge and encourage them to give up on their bad habits and adopts a better means to lead a healthy life.