These actions seem common, but in fact they prevent you from enjoying life to the fullest.
1. Not keeping promises
Many of us keep our word to others, but somehow we forget about ourselves. We promise ourselves to start running, to eat right, to watch our health, to change jobs, and so much more. At this point, we have already emotionally reached our goal, so we drop it at the very beginning. We gradually get used to it and lose control over our own mind.
To get rid of this habit, reward yourself for every goal you’ve achieved, for every promise you’ve fulfilled.
2. Moving the alarm clock
Turning off your alarm clock and letting yourself sleep for 10 more minutes is losing the first battle of the day. In doing so, you set yourself up for a succession of possible failures.
Surely you’ve noticed that sleeping until lunchtime doesn’t energize you, but rather deprives you of energy. Morning is a very productive time of day. Try to spend it in a productive way.
3.Use your smartphone before you go to sleep.
This habit is detrimental to your health. The blue glow emanating from the smartphone screen interferes with the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone. This can lead to insomnia, vision problems, and obesity.
Put away your smartphone 1-2 hours before you go to sleep. It is better to read a book: such a pastime will be good for your health and your development.
4. Blame yourself for the past
All of us sometimes regret the past. But the way we think and analyze our own actions affects our future.
Saying “I should have done this…” makes you blame yourself for something that didn’t go as planned. Saying “I could have done it…” you blame yourself for missed opportunities. Saying “I should have done it…” you blame yourself for the lack of knowledge and experience that could have fixed the situation.
Such thoughts paint a picture of a bright but unrealistic future. Instead, focus on the good things in your present life. Think about what you are grateful for right now. Instead of “What if…” tell yourself, “Next time I will definitely…”
5. Accept everything.
We are always afraid of missing something, somewhere not to make it. So we often say “yes” to every opportunity that presents itself, even if we’re not quite sure about the decision.
Of course, being able to get off the ground and go on adventures is a good trait. You just have to prioritize and remember what’s important to you and not to someone else.