Hey guys! Welcome back. 2019 is in full swing and I wanted to talk to you guys about things I want to stop doing in 2019. I really want this to be a great year, full of growth and progress, so I know there are things I need to leave behind. I recently shared my new year’s resolutions so today I wanted to talk to you about the things I want to leave behind. These are all things I am working on. It is important that while I continue to grow and prosper, I recognize that there are things in my life that I need to let go of.
1. Caring what others think.
Yes it’s good to get the opinions and advice of other people. But at the end of the day, I have to make my own decisions. I can’t let what other people think, or might think, dictate every moment of my life. I have to learn to accept who I am and do what is best for me. Especially when it comes to my happiness. There is nothing worse than looking back and wishing I hadn’t listened to someone else.
2. Ignoring my body.
Physical, mental, and emotional health are all extremely important, so I need to stop ignoring my body when it tells me something. I often don’t give my body the attention or the rest it needs and I find myself feeling very worn down and tired. I need to start listening and paying more attention to what I need. This will bring a happier and healthier lifestyle.
3. All talk and no action.
I have a tendency to say I am going to do something and then not doing it. I might have an idea that I don’t follow through with or plans I cancel at the last minute. This is a bad habit that is getting me nowhere. I need to start putting in the work so I can actually reach my goals instead of just dreaming about them all the time.
4. Harmful self-talk.
I am my own worst critic. I talk very negatively about myself and it really needs to end. There are a million reasons for this and I am sure you all know what they are. It is good to reflect and criticize yourself, but it’s also important to point out your strengths and positive qualities. Only being negative does not bring forth growth and it only keeps you down. So I know I need to stop being so hard on myself all the time.
5. Letting fear control me.
For a long time I have not followed through with projects or relationships because I was scared. I am the kind of person who fears failure and not knowing what will come next. But this year I really want to just let go and see what comes of everything. Fear can control us as long as we let it, but letting go and not being afraid can bring so many wonderful things into your life.
6. Dwelling in the past.
Everyone has a past, and for some of us it isn’t a good one. But I don’t want to live there. I left for a reason. This year I am focusing on living in the present and planning for the future. The past taught me a lot of lessons and it’s time to start using them. I know I will be so much happier in the future if I stop thinking about what happened and start thinking about what will happen.
7. Blaming others.
Sometimes it is someone else’s fault when something goes wrong. But sometimes, it’s my fault. If I don’t start something or don’t do well on something, most of the time it’s because I didn’t give myself enough time. Most of the time, what happens to me is something that I have caused myself. So I need to start taking responsibility.
8. Making the same mistake.
I don’t do this a lot, but I do it enough that it needs to be on this list. Making a mistake more than once is no longer a mistake, it’s a choice. I need to stop allowing all of these negative things in my life and start making choices that are going to benefit me and make me happy.
9. Not speaking up.
I know myself pretty well at this point, and I’m a very passive person. If something happens that I don’t like, I just let it go. I don’t want to make other people unhappy, so I just allow myself to be unhappy. But I need to learn that I need to speak up when something is wrong or I am being treated unfairly. I owe it to myself.
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