10 Bad Habits That Are Sabotaging Your Success

1. Stop trying to make everyone else happy before yourself.
Be good to others, but don’t sacrifice your own time, health, or happiness to do it.

2. Stop doing the same things the same way.
Challenge yourself to switch up your daily routine. Shake up your life even more by checking out a new hobby, taking an art class, or learning a new language.
3. Stop waiting for other people to make the first move.
Plan your fun on your own terms!
4. Stop hitting snooze.
Add an extra hour or two of productivity to your day by actually waking up with your alarm. Try your hand at an earlier wake-up call and see how much more effective you can be at achieving all of your other goals.
5. Stop checking your phone.
We know, we know — it’s really hard to resist the urge to constantly look at your phone. It seems like there’s no end to the emails from the office, group texts never sleep, and we’re all ALWAYS on the lookout for the next perfect ‘gram. Setting boundaries with your devices is important though, and learning to pay attention to people and places IRL this year will ensure that you make plenty of great new memories.
6. Stop the mindless binge watching and channel surfing.
There’s nothing wrong with checking out the next great Netflix series or tuning into your favorite HGTV show, but don’t default to using your television for entertainment whenever you’re feeling bored.
7. Stop body shaming yourself.
There are enough negative voices out there in society and pop culture telling us how we’re supposed to look — there’s no reason to add your own voice to the mix. We encourage you to make like Elsa and let it go.
8. Stop revisiting history.
It’s that much more difficult to move forward and tackle all of your great goals if you’re still analyzing what’s happened in the past. Onwards and upwards!
9. Stop being a stranger.
Don’t forget about all the friends and family members. If you’ve lost touch with any of those loved ones, pick up the phone and get your relationship back on track.
10. Stop saying “never.”
Maybe you can’t picture yourself jumping on the next mindfulness trend now, but don’t rule anything out! Stay open to new practices and opportunities that might make you a better, stronger, and happier you.