5 Bad Habits to Break for a Better Life

Do you want to start living a happier, healthier life? You may need to break some habits to do so.

1. PROCRASTINATING

It’s easy to come up with excuses and put off certain tasks you need to get done. But eventually it all catches up to you and you end up with more work than you can handle, leading to stress.

What to do:

Create daily to-do lists daily. Writing down everything you need to get done in a to-do list helps you stay organized. Also, having an unchecked task on a list can work as good motivation. If you need more motivation for a task that needs to be done, tell yourself you can have a certain treat or a social media break once it’s done.

2. SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR PHONE

Sometimes social media can suck you in for hours, or you feel bored and keep scrolling on your phone for no reason. Too much screen time can have many bad effects like eye strain and wasted time.

What to do:

Try to find other things to do with your free time that don’t involve screens. You could…

  • Read a book
  • Go for a walk outside
  • Journal
  • Get in a workout

3. NOT DRINKING ENOUGH WATER

Water is so important for your body, but drinking enough daily is sometimes a difficult task.

What to do:

Set a daily intake goal and hold yourself accountable. Increase it over time until you’re at an amount that works for your body. Due to different weights, sizes, and activity levels, people’s intake needs will differ. If you’re drinking enough water during the day you will rarely feel thirsty and your urine will be colorless or light yellow.

4. COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS

The comparison trap is real, especially on social media. Constantly comparing yourself to other people can be detrimental to your self esteem and happiness.

What to do:

Unfollow anyone who makes you feel bad about yourself on social media. If you find yourself scrolling through someone’s page and comparing yourself, try logging off for a bit and finding something else to do to distract your mind. Also, spend some time reflecting, repeating affirmations, and work on boosting your confidence to help prevent and minimize comparison in the future.

5. SEEKING VALIDATION FROM OTHERS

When we aren’t fully confident in ourselves, we sometimes can seek validation from other people. The issue with this is that it doesn’t actually help our confidence in the long run.

What to do:

Spend more time with yourself and work on practicing self-care and self-love. Try to figure out what your main insecurities are, and work towards accepting them and learning to love yourself no matter what. You can do this through…

  • Journaling
  • Getting help when needed
  • Practicing affirmations
  • Creating a self-care routine to stick to

Working on breaking any of these habits will help improve your life tremendously. While it will be hard work and will take time, in the end it will most definitely be worth it. Which habit will you work on breaking first? As always, if you liked this post, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter here and follow me on Instagram so you can stay up to date with all things Success and Self-Care!

One thought on “5 Bad Habits to Break for a Better Life

  1. I love this! Not seeking validation from other people is huge but can be hard to do. I find as I grow older this gets easier for me. I find I am more attuned to myself. Thank you for these!

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