By habits, I mean the stuff that people use to do. There's drinking habits, eating habits, work habits, etc.. does one usually lock one's bike, take their keys with them, return assignments on time, what kind of hobbies one has, does one return calls, etc.
Then there's specialized habits, like if one were a programmer, he/she would have habits of leaving messy code, neat code, optimizing or not optimizing, commenting or not commenting code etc.
Obviously good habits take anyone a long way to some kind of success. Then there's the burden of making those habits an actuality. Some kind of punctuality might be needed to maintain some habits, courtesy for others.
I guess that this is much the same topic as being well-adjusted. I guess it means some kind of "normal" or "standardized" behavior in a way, but also "best practice". Also learned behavior. It might also be something that people - perhaps experts - usually recommend to do.
Perhaps the definition of "well-adjusted" might refer to good habits and practices in the social arena.
So, how do you feel about this kind of thing? Do you want that kind of stuff for yourself, or not? If not, why so?
Obviously people need a bit of these kind of things to do well. I think much of what I listed goes against being individual, even if they were good things in theory. I don't really like doing stuff the same way, the expected way over and over again, but I grudginly accept that I can't improve over some tried and tested practices in human life. Then I have to comform.
Then, a lot of these kind of things are boring; they aren't the essence of life. For the most part, I don't like to spend time thinking how I should comform to the norm.
Then again, everybody does a great deal of things that people usually do. Much of the human life is extremely similar for everyone. Going to sleep, taking care of health in basic ways etc. I don't think it's the most glamorous part of the experience of being human, though.
I've usually understood good practices, good habits quite late. I've asked myself, why do people act this way? Why do they do things this way? I've usually found many good practices after trial and error, and many I've learned from a book or another authoritative source.
Later in life, I have set it as my goal to learn good habits for myself. I now value them, although I'm not any good at them. I tend to change my good habits on a whim, and over-indulge on food/drink. My work habits are erratic.
I'm now trying to learn some specific skills related to my work, and my problem areas are mostly in following up the good instructions. I tend to deviate so much from the norm.
I feel I'm an underperformer because of this, and I'd like to learn good habits more easily. As for social adjustment, I feel I'm well-adjusted. Some things I learn well, I'd just like to have more of it.