5 Detrimental Habits You Should Stop This Year


As the New Year begins, there is a need to drop a few things that could be very detrimental to your happiness and even personal development. Even though dropping what you are used to doing can be quite hard, it becomes easy with time if you are dedicated to avoiding them at all costs. Here are 5 things you should try to drop at all costs.

There is nothing more derailing than trying to please everyone. It is a fact that regardless of how good you are, there will always be a bunch of people who will hate you. If you have been doing this, you would probably realize that in most cases, you went too far, overstretched yourself and used a lot of resources but in the long run, not everyone acknowledged and appreciated your efforts. Just be yourself, do what you think is right and not what others think is right.

Embracing change is very important as it is the first step in effecting resolutions. However, most people are very attached to their habits, relationships, careers and so on such that they fear change. This fear causes stagnation and hinders self-development very much. This year, be open to change, don't fear changing friends, behavior and any other thing that might stop you from moving on to the next level. 

Most people stagnates in life because of holding on to the past. In as much as the past tells us who we are, it doesn't dictate our future. The past, especially if it brings regret is very unhealthy for anyone as it often leaves you sad and remorseful and can make you lose focus. The fact is you can't change the past so no matter how long you cry over your past failures, there's little you can do about it. If you want to move forward, leave your past behind you and happiness will follow you!

Self-belief is very important in life because if you don't believe in yourself, no one will. Most people often put themselves down and feel inferior to others. This leads to low self-esteem, a very negative attitude that often leads to self-destruction. Most of the people we admire are not that good in what they do but it is their boldness that makes them shine. If you want to succeed, it is paramount that you believe in yourself and others will definitely believe in you.

Overthinking and worrying much about your problems is a leading cause of stress and even burnouts. Instead of worrying and thinking about your problems, think about how you are going to act on them. Worrying about them only leaves you frustrated and drains away all the energy that you would have otherwise pumped into finding solutions. So, the next time you find yourself thinking about how big your problems are; quickly turn the focus on how you will act on them.

Even though quitting these habits may be quite hard, dedication is all you need. A positive attitude will also keep you going even when you are at your lowest point. Remember, change starts from deep within, you can decide to drop these habits and trust me, your life will change for the better!