Hey guys! Welcome back. I thought today would be a good time to talk about habits now that we are entering into the last phase of the year and looking to start off the new year as fresh as we can. And with a fresh start comes new opportunities for growth and progress. It’s also a time for reflection and change. So I wanted to share some everyday habits that most of us are guilty of that really take up a lot of time and energy in a negative way.
Taking things personally.
I am definitely guilty of this one. I find myself taking things personally far more often than I should. It’s not a conscious habit, but I have caught myself feeling really down when someone takes their anger or frustrations out on me even if they weren’t talking about me directly. I just have a really hard time compartmentalizing and knowing when something is personal against me and when it is not personal.
Holding on to the past.
As I get older and start my own life on my own, I have started to see less and less benefits and reasons to hold on to the past. The past has always been very dark and unsettling to me, so I try to stay away from the past as often as I can. And I know that it’s not possible to cut the past out completely, but there is a special kind of feeling that comes when you let go the parts of your past that are holding you back.
Always checking social media.
It’s one thing to pick your phone up and just look through Instagram for a few minutes. It’s another thing to feel like you have to check social media all the time. If you feel the need to compare yourself, use social media as a guide post, or use it to help you shape the way you live your life you should stay away. No relationship with social media is better than a toxic and unhealthy relationship with social media.
It’s normal to get stressed out and be anxious about certain things. It’s not normal to be so stressed that it prohibits you from living a normal life and being okay with where you are and what you are doing. Overstressing is not healthy and causes the body and mind to want to shut down. So I recommend finding some ways to handle and deal with stress in a healthy way. It can only help in the long run.
Sleeping in late.
Sleeping in is not against the law and sometimes we just need a day where we stay in bed and don’t get up for a while. But sleeping in late everyday really isn’t good especially if you were not planning to sleep in. When you sleep in and you weren’t prepared it causes you to stress more and panic and you rush to get everything ready that you need more. The earlier you get up the better start to your day you can have.
We all do it and there’s really no argument that someone could make that they don’t complain at least on some occasion. It’s been a struggle for me at times, but I have learned that the more I share what I’m grateful and actually write out at least five things that I am grateful for everyday it helps me hold back from complaining and remind myself that I have so much and I don’t want to give up any of it.
This is another one that I am super guilty of. I over think everything from my job to my home life. And I can speak from personal experience that it really does drain my energy. It’s something that I continuously work on as time goes on because I know how bad overthinking is for you. So I work to train myself to start overthinking so much and spend more time actually taking action and moving forward.
Not being present.
The past is gone so there is no point in continuing to go back and think about and worry about it. The future hasn’t happened yet so there is no point in constantly thinking about what the future will be like. The best thing to do would be to live in the moment and be present. I know it’s been said a lot, but it’s for good reason. It’s really important to ground yourself and make sure you are living each day to your fullest capabilities.
Trying to please other people.
I am a people pleaser and I think I always have been. I have always wanted to help other people and make them happy and I viewed it very negatively when I wasn’t able to please someone or make the happy. And as I have gotten older and seen the negative effects of being a people pleaser I do feel like I have put in the effort to stop trying to make everyone else happy because I know that it’s impossible.
Drinking water and hydrating your body is so important all the time. So if you have a habit where you are not getting enough water that habit should be re-evaluated and you should make it a priority to drink more water and increase your intake. Water intake not only effects your physical health and overall appearance, but it also helps with your mental health and keeping you energized and focused as well.
Those are some everyday habits that can drain your energy. Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Let us know in the comments what your favorite everyday habit is and the one that causes you the most grief. We would love to know! Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you in the next one!