So, I’m keen on self-growth and that starts with accepting my downfalls. I am never content with just being me, I want to be the best me that I can be, there’s nothing wrong with that, right?
Here are 5 of my bad habits that I am really trying to k!ck…

LACK OF MOTIVATION

I have discussed this topic at length in 2 of my other posts (here & here), and I really think I’m getting the hang of it, getting out of a rut, I mean. I’m learning that it has to be a lifestyle choice that you make that paves the way to change, it won’t happen overnight. It also won’t be easy, but what other choice do you have?

SELF DOUBT

People always tell me that I don’t have confidence in my ability to do things. It’s not really a surprise considering I was not exactly positively reinforced as a child. It holds me back from achieving my dreams at times, and not to mention it’s a complete waste of time. I guess I find it hard to know where to draw the line between confidence and arrogance. So I linger on the safe side of modesty.

STRUGGLING TO SAY “NO”

This is a big one and probably the hardest. I hate letting people down, even if that means I exert myself in the process. I have always had a fear of being judged or not liked. So, in turn, I aim to please everyone. But I’m learning now, that not everyone will like me, and that’s ok. I am learning that to put that energy into myself and to say no, without justifying it, is also ok.

PLANNING TOO FAR AHEAD/ NOT LIVING FOR NOW

I have been guilty of this for a lifetime. With my obsession to organise evidently comes an excitement for planning, and not just for tomorrow, but years from now. I can safely say that I’m kicking this bad habit the most. I have learned to open my eyes and look at what I have right now and enjoy it for what it is. The people closest to me have definitely noticed my more chilled back approach to life, and plus I feel less stressed this way.

ANTI-SOCIAL

Quite frankly I’d rather spend time with my partner and my little boy than anyone else, but wouldn’t we all? I always make excuses not to attend anything sociable, but I’m becoming a hermit, which surely isn’t healthy. I am not suddenly going to become the life and soul of every party in town but I definitely need to make more of an effort with people. At the very least, for my own sanity.

Do you have any bad habits? or any tips for me to kick these habits once and for all?

Thank-you for reading

B x

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2 thoughts on “THE 5 BAD HABITS I’M TRYING TO K!CK”

  1. I’ve been fighting all of these 5 as well. I’m not mastering any of them yet, but I’ve got a good hang on saying no, believing in my self and to some extend being social. Living in the now vs. have a sense of direction with your life is a balance I continuously struggle to find. When it comes to motivation it goes up and down all the time and I haven’t managed to maintain it at a good level.
    I dont know if they will work for you, but here’s a few tips, to help with some of those habits:
    1. Investigate your source of motivation. How can you make it stronger by adding knowledge or consciousness to it?
    2. It’s often a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you believe you can, you’re halfway there. Set your self a rather easy short-term goal and allow yourself the experience and satisfaction of succeeding.
    3. Saying “no” to new commitments, means saying “yes” to commitments you’ve already made.
    4. You have no control over past, but neither the future. You only have the power to change the now. The future is inevitable, so focus you’re energy on what is right now and then the future might turn out a bit closer to what you prefer 🙂
    5. Surround yourself with people who inspire you. I don’t know if you’ve just forgotten how inspiring your friends, family and other relations are or if you need to find yourself another social circle to inspire you.

    1. Thank you for this lengthy response. It is nice to know that you have taken the time to read my post and reply with some advice. I will most definitely take your advice into consideration. Please keep an eye out for my future blog posts and let me know if something catches your eye. I am new to all this blogging stuff so your comments are always appreciated. I am going to go over to your blog and take a look now 🙂 x B x

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