When was the last time you’ve found yourself in a situation where things seem to be going poorly for you? We’ve all had times in our lives where we look around and nothing seems to be working in our favor. It’s just part of being human.
However, most of the time there’s a reason why negativity, scarcity, and anxiety are drawn to us at these times, and it is often because of certain self-destructive habits we don’t realize we’re doing.
Thankfully, by making a few shifts in the way we interact with the world, we can start to notice these habits when they arise and replace them with more positive, constructive ones.
These Are 6 Self-Destructive Habits You Need To Stop Doing Immediately.
1. Blaming Life For Your Problems
It’s equally as horrifying as it is liberating when you suddenly realize that life, other people, and negative experiences are not the problem, you are. It’s only when you begin to take full and complete responsibility for your life’s circumstances that you can begin to move forward. Sure, you can always blame your ex or your totally incompetent boss for your problems, but at the end of the day that mindset will keep you at their mercy.
2. Asking For Permission
The people who achieve greatness are those who simply decided one day to just go for it without waiting for permission from anyone else. Here is your reminder that you don’t need permission to be happy. You don’t need permission to take on that new creative project. You don’t need permission to live the life you have always wanted, no matter what that it looks like for you.
3. Apologizing For Who You Are
You are who you are, and that’s nothing to be ashamed of. Please, never apologize for liking things that other people think are stupid and dancing to your own song each day. We are all so different and not everyone is going to understand you, but that is okay. They should still respect you. If people in your life do not accept you for who you are, that’s their problem and not yours.
4. Making Fear-Based Decisions
Without even knowing it, I think all of us tend to make so many decisions based in fear; whether it’s fear of financial security, fear of not being enough, fear of being alone, or fear of being unloved. If you pay close attention to the motivation behind your actions, you’d be surprised how much fear tries to run your life. Instead, focus on making decisions out of love. Pretty soon, everything around you will radiate that love back to you.
5. Talking Instead Of Doing
Nothing ever got done by just talking about it. We can sit here and discuss how we want to be rich one day, or we want to move to a new city, or start a new job. But… shocker… if we don’t actually take the steps necessary to get there, it’s a waste of time. Nike had it right when they said “Just do it” because ultimately, that is really the only way to get where you want to go.
6. Thinking You’re The Exception
Because we live in a time where other people’s lives are flaunted over the internet, it’s easy to think that everyone else is always doing better than you, and you’re the exception. You’re not the exception. Success, joy, happiness, gratitude, discipline, and all other positive qualities do not exist outside of yourself, they are within you.
Sometimes, all it takes to change is being brutally honest with ourselves. I hope this post gave you a little more inspiration to re-look at some of these habits if you’re in a situation where things are going poorly for you. Thank you so much for reading! If you liked this, please give it a like and share it with someone who could benefit from reading.