We all do things which prevent us from stepping into our best life. Here are 15 of them to stop doing from here on:
1. Stop spending time with the wrong people.
Surround yourself with people who bring out your best, not the stress in you. Life is too short to fill it with energy thieves.
2. Stop putting your needs on hold.
We are so busy trying to make everyone else happy that we forget about ourselves. You need to put gas in your own emotional and spiritual tank before you start giving to others. How long have you been running on fumes?
3. Stop trying to be someone you’re not.
Stop comparing yourself to your friend, your colleague, your boss. What a boring world it would be if we were all the same. If you’ve forgotten, start journaling what makes you UNIQUE – unlike any other. If you can’t come up with anything ask your partner, colleague, best friend.
4. Stop holding onto the past.
You cannot move forward if you keep looking in the rear view mirror. Remember, the past is gone it can hurt you no more, nor the people that once lived there – only your thoughts about the situations or those people can hurt you. When those thoughts come up simply press CTL/ALT/DEL in your mind.
5. Stop being scared of making a mistake.
Our mistakes make us stronger and more flexible to deal with change. And change is ongoing in today’s fast-moving world.
6. Stop thinking you’re not ready.
Here is the bad news…You’re never going to be ready because fear will want to hold you back. Overcoming our fear is what helps us succeed in the end. So take that leap of FAITH today.
7. Stop competing against everyone else.
Don’t compare other people’s success with yours. Set your own goals and focus your efforts on achieving them. Success is an internal battle between you, no one else.
8. Stop being jealous of others.
This is a total waste of your time and energy. Stop the green monster in its tracks – be content for others good fortune – the universe will reward you for it.
9. Stop complaining.
Life is tough, put on your big girl panties and deal with it. Try this exercise: stop complaining for twenty-fours hours about anything…the traffic, the weather, your work. If you can manage try it for another day, until you reach a week. Then try it for a month. You will not believe how your energy will shift and your life will change!
10. Stop wasting time explaining yourself to others.
Be authentic in all you do – if you need to be constantly explaining yourself to others – they don’t get you. This can be very energy draining.
11. Stop trying to make things perfect.
In the history of the world there has never been a PERFECT human being . So let go of the need to do everything perfect all of the time. This is a sure way of making yourself mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted in no time. Trust me I am a recovering perfectionist.
12. Stop blaming others for your troubles.
Take responsibility for your actions and acknowledge your mistakes. Your success depends on it.
13. Stop trying to be everything to everyone.
It’s impossible to be all things to all people all the time. The only thing you will achieve is stress and burnout. Do you suffer from the disease to please?
14. Stop worrying so much.
There’s a saying that goes: “Worrying is like paying interest on money you never borrowed.”Ask yourself if what you’re worrying about will matter in a week, a month, or a years’ time. If the answer is no, then don’t waste your time and energy. Enjoy this moment, it’s never coming around again.
15. Stop focusing on what you don’t want to happen
Focus your energy on what you want not what you don’t want. Create affirmations and visualizations around all that you wish to bring into your life.