Everyone has a few bad habits they just can’t break. And while a lot of these aren’t necessarily that terrible (a few “bad” things can be fun, right?), it’s healthy to try to break at least a few of them in order to live a more fulfilling life. The good news is that a few small changes can go a long way. Keep reading for 8 bad habits you should stop doing right now.
Hitting the Snooze Button
Some mornings you just can’t, and hitting the snooze button is inevitable. But making a regular habit of it isn’t a good idea. It can make you more tired, late for wherever you need to be, and rush so you miss something important like breakfast or, you know, putting on deodorant.
Like I mentioned above, you don’t want to skimp on breakfast. The benefits of starting your day with a good meal are immense. It fuels your body and gives you the energy that will help you start your day right. When you skip breakfast, you’re more likely to snack throughout the day, experience low energy levels, and gain or retain excess weight. Grab that a.m. fuel!
Letting Fear Stop You
Have you ever wanted to do something that really excited you, but you let the fear of failure stop you? If you’re constantly waiting for the “right time” to chase your dreams, that time is now. Stop waiting for that sign to do something. This is it. Go out and do what makes you happy.
Saying Yes to Everything
Are you a “yes” person? While you might find it difficult to say no to things, whether it be hanging out with friends when you’d rather be alone or taking on more work than you can handle, you have to think of your own happiness first. Once you realize it’s OK to say no, you’ll find your life is a lot less hectic and a lot more fulfilling.
It’s so easy to complain when things don’t go our way. And, let’s face it, it just feels good to vent sometimes! But try not to make it a regular habit. Having a more positive outlook can transform your life and improve your mood immensely.
Not Having Any Savings
Whether it’s an emergency fund, or a savings account, putting money away for a rainy day is so important. Saving in big or small ways doesn’t just set you up for a better future, it also relieves stress when you face some of life’s inevitable setbacks. Even if it’s a small portion of your paycheck each week, it’s best to get in the habit of having some sort of savings.
Not Staying in Touch
Life is busy, but life is also short. There are a lot of people out there who would love to hear from you, so make a regular effort to reach out to your parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, or other family members. Whether you pick up the phone for a chat or send a handwritten letter, your heart will feel full by talking to those you love and who love you.
You can’t pour from an empty cup. Self-care is so important, no matter what everyone around you has going on. Take time to do things that calm your spirit and raises your energy. Spending a few hours and/or some money treating yourself to something you really like is very important. When you take care of yourself, everything else will be easier.