I’ve realized that I need to purge some of my bad habits and learn from my mistakes instead of repeating them over and over again. I’ve decided to conquer the habits that are making me miserable and here are just a few things that I’m learning to overcome:
Sticking Only With What I Know
I’ve realized that when I stop learning, I stop living a meaningful life. Learning about new ideas, even if I don’t fully accept them, helps me grow as a person and I get out of my comfortable and familiar zone. It’s only when I take initiative and venture out, away from the familiar, that I grow into a stronger and more capable me. I still hold onto my core values but I’ve learned to open my heart and mind to new ideas, feelings and experiences. I know that my own perspective will only grow stronger when I look at things from a different perspective.
Replaying the Hurt
Pain is a part of life, just like love, and it’s what make us human. I know that I don’t have to forget what happened in my past but I don’t have to let it conquer and destroy me either, over and over again. Sometimes it’s hard to remember this but I’ve learned to go easier on myself and treat myself with kindness and compassion. One step at a time, one foot in front of the other and I will get through my troubles, sooner or later.
Following the Path of Least Resistance
When it’s simply easier to give up, it takes strength to persevere. It’s always easier to sacrifice short term pleasure for long term gain and hard to resist temptations and distractions. But – these are the things that make me a stronger person. I’ve learned to try and do what’s right, put in the necessary effort and keep pushing forward even when it’s hard. I know that if I keep exercising my strength everyday, I’ll be more capable and stronger everyday.
Waiting For a Miracle
If I were to always wait for inspiration, nothing would get done. Instead, I try to meet it halfway with dedicated action. I know that often the difference between someone who is successful and someone who isn’t is ability; it’s who has the guts to take calculated risks and to act. In other words, you can sit around waiting for good things to come to you, or you can act now and make them happen.
Not Balancing Rest and Activity
Downtime is extremely important, yet I know I don’t give it the time and attention it deserves. Creating balance in my life – between rest and activity, work and family, and between getting things done and leaving them undone, is key otherwise everything else I’m not focusing on, falls out of place. I need to learn to balance the various parts of my life to not only get things done right, but to be successful in life.
Ignoring My Passions
Sometimes life gets in the way but I still have to nourish my mind and spirit just like my body. That nourishment comes from indulging my passions because when I lose myself in something I love, I eventually find myself. A truly fulfilled life is lived by living out my passions and dreams and then losing myself in the process of making them a reality.
These are just a few things I do to myself to make myself miserable but I’m working on them. What would you add to your own list? Leave me a comment!