There are certain things we do which make us more vulnerable. These are the things we have imposed on ourselves and feel like they are absolutely necessary when, in fact, letting them go is what is necessary.
Giving up these 15 habits and attitudes will bring peace to your life and make it so much easier. You will be happy and stress-free – just like you deserve to be!
1. You don’t always have to be right
Some of us have a hard time admitting when we are wrong – it isn’t right. We feel the NEED to be right even at the cost of our own suffering or the others. What we need to understand is that it is okay to be wrong. We need to embrace the truth that we cannot always be right.
2. You don’t have to be controlling
We have this need to have the upper hand, always. It is almost as if we want to control everything and everyone around us – people, events etc. Letting things be and allowing them enough room will not only benefit others but you as well.
3. You have to stop the blame-game
Blaming others and situations for your own conditions doesn’t help. We need to grow up and own our doings, accept our responsibilities.
4. Self-defeating self-talk doesn’t help
Many of us have a polluted, self-defeated mind-set whereby our mind makes us believe that we are not good enough. Stop! Don’t allow your mind to think negatively about yourself.
5. Don’t limit your beliefs
There is an ocean of possibilities out there. Spread your wings and embrace all the possibilities. Don’t think there are things you can and cannot do.
6. Stop complaining
Yes, things aren’t always as you would like them to be. There are things and people which upset you. Just don’t let them. Stay positive and avoid complaining about everything. Try changing your perspective on things, situations, people etc.
7. Criticism doesn’t do any good
You need to avoid criticizing everything and everyone. It is kind of human nature to point out the worse and you need to fight this urge. Even though we all are different, we are the same. Love and be loved.
8. You don’t have to impress others
Stay true to yourself and do not become someone who will be admired by others. The realization that you are unique and that no one can be like you will make you so happy that you can’t even imagine! You will feel the unsaid pressure of impressing others lift from your shoulders.
9. Don’t resist change
Stagnation will get you nowhere. Change is good and it is inevitable. You need to embrace the change if you want to grow.
10. Avoid labeling
At times, things, situations or people do not make sense to us. We label them as weird. Don’t do it. Try understanding them rather than leaving them be by labeling them as something out of your comfort zone.
11. Let your fears go
Your fears are what keeps you from being your best self. They are an illusion which you need to distort in order to allow things to fall into place. Things will start getting better from the moment you become fearless.
12. Don’t surrender to your excuses
Our excuses are the barriers to realizing our full potential. We hide behind them because we are too weak or afraid to accept the reality. Stop it. Don’t make any more excuses, especially if they aren’t true!
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13. Don’t dwell on the past
Whatever happened in your past, it is in the past. It doesn’t have to be your present or your future unless you want it to be. Dwelling on the past only makes your present miserable. Give it up! Accept and let it go. You need to realize that you made it through stronger and fiercer. Don’t let your past define who you are today.
14. Give up attachment
It might sound cold but it is definitely not. By giving up attachment, it means we don’t allow things to grow on us. It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t feel love or adoration for them but that we should love them without getting too close – closeness like this can be detrimental to you. So, give it up!
15. You don’t have to live up to anyone’s expectations
When we try living up to others’ expectations, we aren’t living our life. When we do so, we live the life others want us to live – do we really need that? Of course not! It’s our life and we should be living it on our own terms. We should stop pleasing others because there will always be someone who doesn’t agree with you. You will only know true happiness when you disregard everyone’s opinion about you and your life.
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