Have you already started thinking about your New Year’s Resolution? The end of the year is approaching, whether you like it or not. So it’s a perfect time to know the bad habits to break in 2018, the things you need to put behind you if you want to make 2018 your year.
Ready to think like a go-getter, make your dreams come true, and become a better version of yourself? It all starts with self-improvement, which means, you need to figure out if you’re guilty of these bad habits and nip them in the bud – fast!
1. Being a people pleaser
It’s easy to go along with the crowd for an easy life, even if you know, deep down, you don’t really agree with it. Being a people pleaser is the easiest bad habit to pick up because wanting to be liked is something that comes intrinsically to us all. In the work environment, or amongst friends, you can easily find yourself agreeing to keep the peace.
Next year, be honest. It’ll shock you how the people around you still like and respect you, even if you disagree with them.
2. Staying inside your comfort zone
Let 2018 be the year you break free from fear. Create your ‘fear list’, listing all the things you are afraid of, and push yourself to do them. You’ll feel so much more confident, and you’ll suddenly start to believe in yourself. Anything you want is possible!
3. Judging people
It’s so easy to judge a book by its cover. Sometimes you find yourself judging someone by how they look, or how they act, before you really get to know them. As humans, we’re all hard-wired to judge. Try to break out of this mindset by letting people surprise you. Whenever you hear a judgment forming inside your head, block it out.
4. Not accepting that people can change
It’s so easy to take the old adage, “Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice shame on you” seriously. And then not give people the chance to prove you wrong. Everyone makes mistakes, if you don’t give them a chance to change, they never will. Be patient, but don’t be naive.
5. Dwelling on the past
Similarly, if you’re always looking back you’re never going to move forward. Let it go! Next year is the time to let go of everything that’s been holding you back and focus on the positives. Give yourself 30 minutes to work through it, write it down, and let it go. The past doesn’t dictate your future!
6. Not tracking your health
The most important thing is your health. You need to take care of your number one priority, you. Track your meals, log how much water you drink and make note of the exercises you’re planning to do in your planner and you’ll already feel so much more on top of it.
7. Living through your phone
Looking at your phone constantly is a bad habit you really need to break. While you’re having lunch with a friend or enjoying a view. Try to do something without your phone whenever it’s safe and possible, you’ll feel free!
8. Comparing yourself to others
In the Instagram age, it’s easy to make comparisons. Don’t worry, though. You are unique. There is only one of you and you should remember that going into the new year. You have unique experiences and outlooks on the world, and only you can share those experiences. Go you!
9. Feeling sorry for yourself
It’s so easy to feel sorry for yourself about little things. Friendships fizzling out, not getting your own way, not being where you thought you would. What’s important to remember is that you’re in the best position to change what you’re unhappy with. You can take control of your life and do whatever you set your mind to!
10. Forgetting to appreciate what you have
By this, we mean, make the call to your grandparents. Write your parents a letter. Tell your siblings that you love them. All the gooey stuff that sometimes feels a little bit cringey. They appreciate it. And you’ll feel a huge mood boost from appreciating those around you.
Which bad habits are you cutting out of your life? Let us know in the comments below…
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