10 ‘Bad’ Habits That Can Sometimes Be Good for You

All of us have bad habits. Occasionally, we feel guilty about them. But some bad habits—at least when carried out in moderation—might actually benefit our psychological or physical well-being. Most bad habits alter our mood state and reduce stress (at least in the very short-term) but tend to become less helpful, the more we engage in them. Some of these bad habits turn into addictions, with the short-term benefits outweighing the long-term costs.

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Source: Psychologytoday.com