Mentorship February 2, 2018
First of all, definitely stop going to bed so late.
We all acquire bad habits through the years. Life gets more difficult so we find ways to cope and deal. Ultimately we form quirks like biting our nails or drinking too much coffee that we think will make our lives easier but actually, decrease our chances of succeeding in life.
But sometimes we don’t realize that our bad habits are bad. We also don’t realize that they’re holding us back. So, here are some bad habits we’re leaving behind to pursue a thriving life.
1. Going to bed late. It always seems like a great idea to stay up late to catch up on everything we didn’t have time for during the day. But when we’re half asleep at work or school, we’re only hurting ourselves. When you’re tired, you can’t be as productive as you need to be. And when you’re not productive, you’re not working as hard so your job performance or your GPA starts to slip.
2. Living off coffee. You may not be able to live without your daily morning cup of coffee, but as your tolerance increases, you’re only going to need 10 cups of coffee just to survive the day. An addiction to caffeine is still an addiction, and it’s not making your life any easier. So try dropping the cup of coffee for a cup of tea or a bottle of water, and you’ll find yourself with more energy every morning.
3. Complaining. Complaining isn’t getting you anywhere in life. The more you whine, the worse you make the situation seem. Sometimes you need to put up with the tough parts of life, take responsibility for your actions and, eventually, things will get easier.
4. Depending on validation from others. The only opinion that matters is your own. If someone can’t handle you, it’s their problem, not yours.
5. Putting yourself down. You’re only hurting yourself by talking badly about yourself. Feed your confidence with love and care, and you’ll see an immediate change in your self-esteem.
6. Putting yourself in awkward situations for the benefit of others. If you don’t want to go to a party with your friends you don’t have to. If you want to go work out instead of going to girls’ night, you can.
7. Taking things too personally. We all make mistakes, and that’s okay. You don’t need to beat yourself up for it. Learn and move on.
8. Trying to please everyone. You’re not an avocado, not everyone is going to like you. But that doesn’t have anything to do with you. Stop wasting your time and energy on people who don’t matter.
9. Procrastinating. Procrastinating is truly the worst habit we all have, and it’s impossible to break but our lives would be so much easier if we did. Try creating a schedule for yourself and sticking to it. You’ll see how much free time you have to yourself once you stop procrastinating.
These habits won’t be easy to break all at once so it’s fine if you take your time. But try setting a goal to break at least one every month. Once you let go of all the things that are holding you back, you’ll be happier and more successful.
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