21 ways people sabotage themselves
13 September 2013, 11:05
We may be at the top of the food chain, but when
you look at the counterproductive way in which some people conduct
their lives, it's difficult not to wonder.
are all human, and every now and then we do things that make sense to
us, but not to anyone else. But if you do several of these things, your
behaviour is self-defeating, and frankly not very practical.
Are you guilty of any of these?
Drinking/eating more because you're smoking
Putting money on fixed deposit while you're
running on overdraft.
Trying to motivate yourself to lose weight by
buying clothes that are too small.
Fixing an old car rather than saving for a
Putting artificial sweetener and cream in your
Trying to earn more and spending less time with
Doing drugs and taking anti-depressants.
Borrowing on your bond to go on holiday.
Doubling your food intake because you've started
Having a child to save a rocky relationship.
Trying to save money by not having a medical aid
Going for marriage counselling while you're
continuing an affair.
Spending thousands fixing up a house in a dodgy
Borrowing thousands to pay for new household
appliances when quality secondhand ones will do.
Taking a sleeping tablet and drinking coffee
before you go to bed.
Actually telling someone you're not going to
talk to them anymore.
Buying things on clothing accounts you would
never think of buying cash.
Trying to save money by not going to the doctor
when you are really ill.
Not handing in your tax returns, even though you
know you will have to pay a fine for being late with them.
Overspending on life insurance if you are
Lowering your fruit and vegetable intake because
you're drinking multivitamins