As we are about to enter a new decade, it’s time for you to re-evaluate your life. Sometimes it’s not the environment that is stopping us from achieving our dreams or the people around us. Sometimes, it’s our habits.
In today’s post, I will be sharing the top 7 toxic habits you need to get rid of if you want to turn your life around and achieve more in 2020.
Let’s be honest here, We all procrastinate. Procrastination is very bad because it stops you from achieving anything thinking you still have time to do it. If you want to be more productive, then you need to get rid of procrastination. Here are a few ways you can achieve that.
Set simple achievable goals
Make sure you give yourself realistic goals that you will do each day. Don’t overwork yourself. Break big tasks into smaller ones. That way, it won’t look intimidating.
Set a deadline
This trick always works! Challenge yourself that you will achieve certain things before the day ends or the weekends. Trust me, nobody likes to be a loser and that way, you will find yourself more determined to get those tasks done.
Get rid of distractions.
Keep your phone away while doing your work. Anything that will make you not focus should leave your workspace. When you have nothing to do other than those tasks, you will find yourself doing it in no time.
You have to stop doubting yourself. If you think you can do something then you will surely be able to do it. I think self-doubt has killed a lot of dreams and that’s enough. You should start believing in yourself and watch how you will achieve your dreams in no time. It’s better to know that you’ve tried it than to regret not giving it a shot at all. Think about it.
trying to please everyone
Honestly, nobody cares about your life. You’re the one in charge of everything that happens in your life. Do as you please. Stop thinking about what people might say before doing something.
It’s ok for you to be selfish at times if it’s in pursuit of your goals and becoming a better person. Do what makes you happy.
Comparing yourself to others
This is a very horrible thing to do. I know sometimes you can’t help it but compare but you should learn to be contented with what you have.
Every single person you see out there has his/her struggles. Nobody has it easy. Even the successful people you see out there have to go through so much before they got to where they are today.
You should believe in your journey and be happy with what you have. You can always use other people’s success as motivation. Just work harder. If they can do it, then you can surely do it as well.
Remember to not copy them. You both are two different people. Always be unique.
Always thinking Negative
Let me tell you a short story. When I was in my first year of college, everything was too much for me to handle. I didn’t have a study time table, I was missing some of my classes, my notes were incomplete. All these things made me feel so bad about myself. Something in my mind kept telling me I was going to fail this year. That almost made me depressed.
One blessed day, I decided that I won’t let that happen. I started telling myself that I will pass this year with amazing results and I won’t have any issues. I kept being positive about the whole situation and slowly I found myself getting everything done and in place. And that was how I was able to pass with no failure because I was very positive and had faith in myself.
What I am trying to say here is if you remain positive about any situation you find yourself in, you will surely be able to do anything. Being positive brings motivation into your life. Always think the best of every problem you find yourself in.
Following the crowd
These days we tend to join the crowd without even realizing it. If you want to see changes in your life, then you need to stand for yourself, even if it means you have to stand alone. If you think something is not right or you don’t like something, then you don’t have to do it just because everyone around you is doing it. Learn to trust your instincts.
Trying to be perfect all the time
Let me burst your bubble. Nothing can ever be perfect. I have always been that person that wants to make sure everything I do is perfect. It stopped me from doing so many things and made me feel like I wasn’t good enough. Later on, I learned that nothing is perfect but it can always be improved. It took me a whole year before I finally decided to publish this blog but guess what, I still work on it every single day.
One thing I learned from this is to just do it when you feel it’s the right time, you can always come back and make some improvements and changes.
I hope you have gained something from this post and I hope you become a better person in 2020. Before you go, tell me what’s one habit you’re currently struggling to give up? Let’s talk about it on Twitter. you’re missing a lot by the way if you’re not following me already.