What do you think of when you want to achieve a better life?
Are you honestly enjoying life?
You might be your own worst enemy.
When you identify and eradicate bad habits,
you can live a better life.
Don’t Be Negative
Negative people like to disagree with others, and they often are skeptical and tend to expect the worst. This type of mindset can negatively impact your mental health. You need to take steps to get yourself out of this state of mind. It may help to get rid of negative people in your life.
Don’t Forget About Counseling
Counseling can help you resolve your problems. Plus, you’ll have someone to speak to who won’t judge you. Therapy can help with issues like depression and anxiety.
Don’t Avoid Exercise
Life is busy, and it’s easy to avoid exercise so you have more time to spend elsewhere. However, your body requires physical activity to remain healthy.
As a general rule, adults should get a minimum of 150 minutes of physical activity each week.
Keep in mind that it may better suit your lifestyle to take 10 minutes here and 10 minutes there to exercise routinely.
Don’t Put Yourself Last All the Time
When you have a job, a family, and several other obligations, you can easily put your needs and desires on the back burner to keep everyone else happy. However, keep in mind that you matter, too. And your health and wellness require you to think about yourself sometimes.
For instance, on your days off, try to do something just for yourself. Learn to say no when people ask too much of you.
Don’t Make Excuses
Sometimes, people don’t want to take responsibility for their actions. Instead, they make excuses for why something didn’t go right or didn’t get done.
Although it’s normal to make excuses occasionally, it can be a negative if you’re doing it regularly.
You can take steps to stop this habit by not comparing yourself to others. You also shouldn’t fear the unknown. Instead, you should embrace it and work to overcome any challenges.
Additionally, stop blaming others for your shortcomings. It’s okay to have faults, but you should learn to accept or change them.
Don’t Let Your Job Wear You Down
Stop letting your job wear you down and burn you out. This interferes with your ability to feel your best. Instead, set limits. Don’t overwork yourself. Think about making a career change if you get no joy from your job or feel burnt out regularly. Even when going back to school isn’t an option, you can still find other careers with your current education and skills.
Hire a freelance resume writer who can update your resume and tailor it to your new career. You can find listings for resume writing services on job platforms online. Make sure you compare your options thoroughly. Evaluate the writers based on their reviews, cost, and delivery times.
Stop These Don’ts, and Do Have a Better Life
When you stop letting these don’ts interfere, you’ll have a better life.
Blog Post by: Dorothy Watson
If you need help with anxiety or depression, don’t hesitate to reach out to the ABIDE Network.