Hey guys! Welcome back. With the start of a new year I think we have all been working on new goals and things that we want to start doing this year. It’s only natural that with a new year we start looking on ways we can improve our lives and what we can add to our routines, habits, and goals to make life even better. But I also want to emphasize that now is the perfect time to break some of the bad habits that may be holding you back. So here are some things we should stop doing in 2021.
Using material goods to measure success.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t buy nice things or save money. It also doesn’t mean that you should quit your job and do nothing. What it does mean is that it’s important to remember that the amount of money you have or what you are able to buy is not what makes you happy. I took a pay cut at the end of 2020 because I knew I wasn’t happy and no amount of money could have made me happy during that time. So I moved departments, took a pay cut, and now I feel much happier. And to me a big part of my success is getting to do something that keeps me feeling fulfilled and happy.
Comparing yourself to others.
It’s a new year, but I find that this is still a very relevant thing to talk about. In the age of social media we compare ourselves to others sometimes without even realizing that we are doing it. Sometimes I find myself scrolling through Instagram or TikTok and I will subconsciously compare myself to someone. It’s not the healthiest thing to do and it’s something I think we should all try to be more mindful of moving into a new year.
Buying things you aren’t going to use.
Whether it’s a book you aren’t going to read, a jacket you’re never going to wear, or another coffee mug when you already have 600, it’s safe to say you probably don’t need to buy them. Before you buy something ask yourself if you have gone through all that you already have and if you really need another one. Before you buy a book, have you read all of your other books? If not, ask yourself if you will read them and if not you can donate them to someone who might. This may end up saving you a lot of money and also give you a chance to declutter.
Working so many hours.
As I said before, work is important and this is not an excuse to slack off. However, it is me reiterating my point that your work is not the only thing that makes you successful and your work shouldn’t be the center of your life. I like to think of it like this. I have a 40 hour work week. Two days is 48 hours. So I am spending less that two days out of a seven day week actually at work. So I have far more time not working than working. So I like to put more focus on those other five days.
Putting off your goals.
It’s 2021 and I am here to say it is past time that we stop putting off living our lives. It’s past time to start taking ourselves, our goals, and our visions seriously and start doing what we need to do to get there. It’s time to stop putting ourselves to the side to make sure other people are always comfortable. In 2020 we learned that life is far too short and everything can change in an instant. So start doing the most with what you have and stop waiting for the perfect moment to do something. That moment won’t come because it’s already here.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I really hope you enjoyed this and I hope this gives you some major inspiration on what to focus on this year. Please like it if you did. I really think 2021 is a year that a lot of things will be put in perspective as we try to get things back to normal. So let us know in the comments what you want to stop doing this year. Don’t forget to follow before you leave if you have not already and I hope to see you next time!