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Within a family unit, there are certain habits that can become group thinking. Unfortunately, those same bad habits can inhibit the family from leading the lives they want for themselves, and when that happens, it is time to break the curse.

We all have bad habits as individuals, but when you think about it, you likely share many of those habits as a family. If you would like to lead a better, happier life, it’s time to break those habits. Below, I will cover some of the habits that families can easily get pulled into, so you can begin to move forward.

1. Eating fast food.

We tend to share our eating habits with our families. So, when you eat fast food every day, your family likely does too. Try eating at home every meal for a week and rotating meals or try a meal delivery service. You might be surprised at how much better you feel when you focus on quick and healthy at-home meals. Not to mention, you likely will save some money.

2. Sitting around on screens.

Screens have taken over the planet. Everyone has a phone, most people have a laptop or tablet, and for the most part, there is a television in every home. While there is nothing wrong with screen time, when that is all your family does, it’s time for a change.

3. Petty bickering.

Do you constantly hear bickering amongst your family? Bickering is normal, but can take a toll. Try bringing your family’s attention to this problem and finding a new way to resolve problems.

4. Wasteful spending.

Family spending can get out of control fast, especially in modern times. However, if you work together as a team, you can tackle this problem. For example, my husband and I were spending tons of money eating out. We sat down and created a weekly meal plan and bought just what we needed and decided to eat out once a week instead.

5. Not eating together.

Family meals are so important. Not only is it a time to nourish your body, but it’s also a good time to catch up with one another. Make this a priority.

6. Overscheduling.

It’s nice to have a full schedule, but it comes at a cost. After weeks of over-scheduling, my family was so drained. We decided then to cut back and make time for downtime.

7. Comparison.

Stop comparing your family member to each other and other people. Stop comparing what you and your family have to others. It’s just a waste of time and money to constantly compare yourself to others. Live your own life.