The year 2020 is well underway.
It’s high time we started assessing our achievements and what we have accomplished if we haven’t already done so yet. Perhaps you didn’t get to meet the resolutions you set for yourself the previous year. We are approaching the third month of the year. This is the time you start to wonder what are some of the things that kept you from achieving those resolutions and goals you set for yourself.
There are countless things that we do, that may or may not lead to the failures in our lives. What are some of the things that we don’t actually need to be doing in our lives?
Here are the 5 things you need to quit right now:
1. Living in the past
Often times it is so easy for us to be so frustrated that where we are currently in life. It’s never wrong to reflect in your past, but don’t constantly dwell in it. Start moving on from any past mistakes or accomplishments, and look towards the future. Forgive those past mistakes. Consider venting out your feelings to a friend or even writing it down so your mind doesn’t constantly wander and dwell in the past.
2. Fearing change
It has been embedded into us homosapiens to fear change. Whether it’s moving to a new house, changing jobs or ending a relationship. We all tend to fear the unknown, but some of the best times of your life could come from not knowing what this decision might lead to. That is why it is so important that we practice how to deal with change and see that it will bring you great rewards.
Don’t we all agree that we overthink every now and then for the most trivial reasons or sometimes even for no good reason at all. Overthinking can be a big hindrance to you. You can overcome it by building confidence in who you are to ensure that every choice you make is a firm and strong one without question.
4. Trying to please everyone
Trying to please everyone poses as a big problem in a lot of our lives. Don’t we have those times where we want to say no but we say yes instead, because we’re afraid that we might hurt their feelings. Often times, this can start leaving you exhausted and upset. All those “yes” you say wouldn’t be sincere but rather just said to avoid hurting other people’s feelings. Start to improve yourself by learning to say no and put yourself before anyone else.
5. Putting yourself down
Most times it’s extremely easy to see the bad in yourself but not the good. But all this negative talk about yourself would do nothing but damage your self-confidence. Start by spending more time with friends and loving yourself as much as you can. Go do anything that would boost your self-esteem and stick to friends that would constantly raise you up when you’re at your lowest
What bad habit do you have ingrained in you? Let us know in the comment section below!
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