• Jennifer McCrackin

6 Toxic Habits You Need To Let Go Of In The New Year

As we move forward, 2019 is closing off quickly. With 2020 just around the corner working to let go of the things that are no longer serving you should be something you’re serious about. We as human beings tend to come across some pretty toxic habits, these toxic habits are hard to break but should nonetheless be broken. If you’re not good with New Year’s resolutions, perhaps working on letting go of toxic habits before the new year is a better idea. These toxic habits might not seem like much at face value but the more you dive into their worlds the more clear their danger becomes. 6 Toxic Habits You Need To Let Go Of Before The New Year: 1. Let go of your negative self-thoughts. You should not be thinking badly of yourself, sure you may have made some mistakes and you might not look or act the way you always want to but there is nothing wrong with being who you are. You are a wonderful person who is capable of so much. Just put your mind in the right place and really work towards your goals. Negative thoughts about yourself aren’t going to make you love yourself more, they will only make you resent yourself. 2. Let go of the past. The past is not something we can change and so it should be let go of. Learn the lessons associated with the things you’ve gone through and move on from them. Dwelling will only make things worse. 3. Let go of your need to please others. The only person you should be working to please in this world is yourself. You at the end of the day are all you truly have. You don’t have to fit in with everyone else and you don’t have to make the people around you feel better when you’re not feeling well yourself. That in itself is completely unrealistic. 4. Let go of that box you think you need to fit into. Just because you want to fit in doesn’t mean that you should try so hard. Inside that box built for others, you’ll never be truly happy. When you finally step outside it and work towards something that matters to you, that’s when you’re going to notice a real change in your life. 5. Let go of your need to be perfect. No one on this planet is perfect. We are all unique in our own ways. What you lack you may find in someone else and what they lack they may find in you. The grass is not always greener on the other side. 6. Let go of that bottle you’ve been hiding your emotions in. No one should ever bottle their emotions. If you’re not allowing yourself to feel the things you need to be feeling you’re disrespecting yourself and causing far more pain than it’s worth in the long-run. Feel things and then let them go, don’t hold onto them until you don’t know why you’re feeling them anymore. Sources: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/prescriptions-life/201310/how-stop-people-pleasing https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/emotional-fitness/201311/dont-bury-your-feelings https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/201411/let-it-go

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