UPDATE JUNE 11, 2020
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Toxic habits can insert themselves into your life unknowingly, what may have started off as a simple bad habit has now manifested itself into a toxic trait.
Ouch! I know right!
Those little pesky toxic habits you have can sometimes go unnoticed but the subtlety of toxic habits can sometimes damage relationships, friendships even your confidence within yourself.
So here are the 7 toxic habits you should quit to live a happier life!
7 TOXIC HABITS YOU SHOULD QUIT TO LIVE A HAPPIER LIFE
1. BEING CRITICAL OF YOURSELF
I get it, we’re all aiming to be better and sometimes we think being our own worst critic is more helpful than harmful. Now am I telling you not to try your best?
Of course not!
I am telling you is to be gentle with yourself.
I know you may feel as if you’re not pushing and working yourself to the fullest potential. I am guilty of doing this to myself as well but over time, I realized how I wasn’t giving myself credit for what I carried out.
And neither are you! Give yourself credit!
What have you accomplished recently?
Rather its finishing your degree, hosting that launch party, starting that blog. What have you accomplished recently that took a lot of gut and tenacity to complete?
And whatever you’re celebrating be happy for the completed work you have done.
And as you grow, look for ways you can improve but first speak positive words over yourself before you belittle yourself with criticism.
READ ME: HOW TO BRING OUR YOUR BEST SELF
Your life has so much purpose but every time you scroll on social media and compare yourself with others your tearing away at your self worth!
Comparing yourself to others tells yourself that you weren’t created with as many gifts, talents as the person you’re comparing yourself too.
All of your quirks tells a story about your beautiful personality, but every time you tear at yourself you’re dimming your light! If you feel that, you’re worthless and that people on social media have it better than you, I want for you to speak affirmations over yourself.
I am worthy! My life holds value! I will not compare myself to others. What was designed for me shall be for me! I will not tear myself down but I will speak life over myself. I was created for purpose and I will not tear away at my confidence anymore.
Comparison is not only is toxic towards you but damaging to you. Over time you will believe the lies you tell yourself. Instead of comparing yourself with others look within yourself and find the light that you offer this world.
3. SELF SABOTAGE
How many times do you count yourself out just because you think you’re not qualified enough, or enough ____, ____ to be considered? Listen, stop self sabotaging yourself!
Self sabotage is rooted around your confidence within yourself.
Believe within yourself! ♥
It doesn’t matter who else is in the race, do not disqualify yourself before the race ends!
May I ask you why do you not believe that you’re worth it? Maybe that could be a spontaneous exercise for you to ask yourself as we go into our new year of 2020.
Here are a few ways self sabotage present itself:
2. Lack of confidence
3. Harsh self critiquing
Does any of those things scream “Yes, that is me”?
As much as I want to say none of those apply to me, I am guilty of self sabotaging myself.
This mindset staggered things within me and I cut myself out of the race way before the race even began.
Believe in yourself!
READ ME: HOW TO STOP SELF SABOTAGING YOURSELF
4. NOT RESTING #NODAYSOFF
The no days off movement is very toxic, even God rested after creating the world so what makes you exempt from resting?
When you take no days off your body is working on fumes, I speak from existence, lol. I spent many years busy not giving myself the proper time to rest.
The effects it had within me was always damaging! Not only is it bad for your body, but your work performance will suffer. You will hit a brick wall.
Listen to your body, when your body says it needs rest- treat it to that!
You will always have the next day to complete the task with brand new refreshed eyes!
Take time off to enjoy your flowers while you can still smell them. Spend time with your family, your spouse! They will be grateful for that many missed opportunities to spend quality time with you.
Take the day off, HAA! You deserve it!
5. PESSIMISTIC ATTITUDE
A pessimistic attitude is a negative, always looking for the worst, expecting no good to come from any scenario.
Which is a huge bummer because your life has many beautiful moments? Right!
If you have a pessimistic attitude, remember life is always greener wherever it is watered!
Water the positive instead of always looking for the negative. As time progress that negative thinking will fade and you see that wherever positivity is watered, life shall be there also!
This toxic habit of always being negative doesn’t have to follow you around like a pesky fly, you have the watering tool within your hand.
Start today by choosing to react slower even if it doesn’t appear to work out. React slower and give things the opportunity to grow. Here’s how you can become a happier person!
6. REFUSING TO HEAL AND FORGIVE
Learning how to heal is hard, I believe that is why we suppress it because going through the healing process requires you to live out experiences, memories that you would like to ignore.
But when you opt out of the healing & forgiving process, you’re causing more pain to yourself.
Healing gives you freedom and forgiveness releases the hurt you hold inside of you.
I know going through the healing process is hard, but the result is so beautiful and so worth it!
Go at your pace, seek a professional help if need be or join us at “The Cozy Corner“ for help and support to find healing and peace within your life.
7. UNHEALTHY ROUTINES
Your daily routine can either kick-start your life or either hinder your progression in life. Look within yourself and see if you do any of these unhealthy practices.
1. Checking your social notifications before you get out of bed!
2. Weighing yourself as soon as you wake up!
3. Neglecting your emotions to appease someone else!
4. Complaining all day!
If you do any of these unhealthy habits, find a substitute to replace these routines you have lived by! Start each day with success by waking up and speaking affirmations. Here is what I recite over myself daily.
“I am strong and not weak, I am loved ♥, I am worthy, I am loved by God! I am a champion, I am an overcomer!
WHAT TOXIC HABITS ARE YOU TRYING TO CUT OUT? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!
Such a great post. Taking a little rest is good idea to follow.
I’m really need this im trying to change my attitude and mind set but its so hard cause I been stuck in my same cycle for decades.
This post has enlightened my life..one of the best post I have read…thank u aundra Williams????
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