Unforunately, as humans it’s just our nature to have at least a couple negative habits each, and I’m not talking about the usual ones you always hear about, and are probably sick of hearing about. I’m talking the more personal negative habits. About how we don’t look after ourselves enough, inside or out. How we willingly read and look at things that upset us, how we are constantly trying to please others, and so, I wanted to talk about these negative habits and what others ones you need to try and stop doing today. I say try, because none of these will happen overnight. It takes time.
Stop ignoring compliments
We all know someone who disagrees every time they are given a compliment and it’s really so sad to see. It’s really hard for people with low self-esteem to accept compliments but if you keep disagreeing with people every time they try and give you one, you’ll never get that warm, happy feeling that comes along with a compliment. Instead of ignoring the next compliment, say thank you and try to take it on board. People don’t compliment things for no reason.
Don’t compare yourself to others
Do you find yourself constantly looking up someone’s life and comparing them? Stop that. Your life is your own, you have your own issues, your own accomplishments, you don’t need to compare your life to anyone else’s. Things happen for people at different stages of life, and you don’t need to ‘have it all’ to be happy.
Stop talking to toxic people
Do you have someone in your life that constantly puts you down? Gets you in trouble? Is generally problematic? Cut them out. It may take a while depending on your relationship but honestly I’ve found cutting out toxic people was the best thing I’ve done for myself.
I know a lot of people pleasers that rarely get the same kind of time and respect back from other people. You really need to take a look at your relationships and see if you’re constantly doing something for someone who never returns anything back, whether that is with time, favours, or physical things like money.
Practise more physical self care
From everything to having an early nighty, to face masking, having relaxing baths, or even stopping smoking. Stopping smoking helps not only your insides, but what’s on the outside too. From looking younger, to having more glowing skin, the amazing results of stopping smoking happen in a matter of weeks (depending on how much you smoke.) If you’re looking to stop you should consider vaping. There are vape liquids that contain nicotine that allow you to kick smoking out of your lifestyle while weaning off from the addictive substance. Take a look at vapeshop.co.uk for the different options available to you.
Clean out your online space
Whether it’s toxic people, stalking old friends or exes, or just following and liking pages that post a lot of negative things or things that make you feel bad about your, clean it all out! Block, delete, mute, and add positivity and motivation to your feeds instead. Maybe even cute pages of kittens and puppies.
These are just a few negative habits that many of us engage with but would benefit from giving up. So, tackle them one at a time. Your health and well-being will drastically improve, leaving you feeling happier and healthier!
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