Personal Growth Self Care

Stop Doing These 5 Things If You Want a Better Life

Are you unsatisfied with your life? Do you want something better for yourself but aren’t sure where to start? Well if you want to live the life you feel you deserve, you will first need to stop doing the following 5 things. 

Being On Your Phone 24/7

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Do you have any idea what is going on in the world around you when you are on your phone? Probably not. Thus, it is time that you put your phone down and actually start being present in your life. This is especially true when you are spending time with friends. Why would you need to be on your phone when you best friend is sitting right in front of you? Exactly.

Keeping People Who Don’t Support You In Your Life

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This brings up the next point. Besides dedicating your attention to being present when you are with friends, you also need to cut people who don’t belong from your life. Look for the people who are negative, no fun to be around, or they just generally make you feel bad about yourself. Whoever they may be, it’s time to stop talking to them. Rather, you should work to make new and supportive friends who want to help you on your journey to having a better life. 

Thinking Negatively

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And negative people aren’t the only negative things in your life you need to purge. You also need to work on your own mental though process. Do you often have negative thoughts about your past, or the person you see in the mirror?

It’s critical that you put a stop to this negative internal monologue, because, whether you realize it or not, it is having a profound effect on your everyday life. You need to transform your thinking to be something more positive, and the rest of your life will follow. If you are having trouble controlling your thoughts, work to develop mantras, or consider writing in a journal to work through your negative emotions.

Eating Out

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Now, don’t get me wrong. It is fantastic to dine out occasionally. But frequent dining out increase’s ones intakes of unhealthy fats and sugars.

Eating out is not only expensive, but it is often very difficult to track how much you are eating, not to mention what you are eating. What you put in your body is directly tied to your health which is a major player in having a better life.

Instead, you need to start planning your meals, then shopping for them in the grocery store. Try to stick with fresh, whole foods, and make sure you skip the junk food aisle.

Saying ‘Yes’ To Everything

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Lots of people are busy, and some people are too busy. You might be one of those people. If you are constantly rushing from meeting to meeting and frequently dropping the ball when it comes to obligations and deadlines, then you are definitely overloaded. And this is dangerous because it could quickly lead to burnout.

You don’t have to say yes to everything, and you shouldn’t. Next time someone asks you to do something that you don’t want to do (or that you don’t have time to do) just say no. It’s that simple. And once your schedule begins to clear out, you will finally have time for the person who should matter most in your life, you!

Whatever path you may currently be on in life, a better one is most certainly waiting for you. And if you stop doing these five aforementioned things, it won’t be long before your own life will change and you will be living a life which previously only existed in your dreams:)