Are you struggling to become your best self? Breaking these 9 addictions, or habits can help you reach your goals and become the best version of yourself.
Breaking unhealthy addictions/habits can be an incredibly freeing and empowering experience – for one, it gives us the foundation to become our very best selves. So why not take the opportunity now to start becoming your new, improved self? Start by saying goodbye to those little things like procrastination, so that we can live within our means and make more productive use of time. Anyone looking to maximize their own potential should look at breaking any habit related to escapism while replacing it with more constructive activities in order to properly leverage their resources towards success. Now is a perfect time – don’t wait any longer – become your best self!
Here are the 9 additions that you must break free from and create a healthier, more successful life for yourself.
Addiction of Comparison:
Comparison leads to:
– Rushed goals.
– Dissatisfaction with life.
– Feelings of inadequacy.
Comparison will zap the joy out of your life if you let it. Instead of looking for ways we can improve ourselves or striving for something better, we become trapped in a cycle of resentment and unhappiness which produces nothing but unnecessary suffering. By accepting ourselves as we are, regardless of what others have or don’t have, we can lay the groundwork for true happiness and growth within our own lives.
Try this: Add a simple gratitude practice to your morning/evening routine.
The comfort zone is where dreams go to die.
You don’t need to jump off a cliff-but you do need to push yourself a little closer to the edge. Push the boundaries of your comfort zone bit by bit and soon you will be surprised at what you can achieve. Breaking away from your routine will help bring a breath of fresh air into your life and expand upon how you view the world around you.
Try this: Use the 85% Rule – learning is optimized when we get things right about 85% of the time.
The only way to guarantee failure is to quit. Quitting is like a death sentence – if you quit, you forfeit all the hard work, determination, and courage you’ve poured into making something of yourself. Quitting will surely lead to failure, but if we keep striving towards our goals and fighting for success, there’s always a chance at achieving great things! No challenge should be too big for us to tackle; with resilience and perseverance in our hearts, anything can be accomplished. Simply staying in the game long enough will put you ahead of most people.
Try this: Commit to something and give your friend $100. If you quit-they get to keep the money.
Addiction to your phone
You knew it was coming.
Phone addiction is real and dangerous — but that doesn’t mean it can’t be controlled! We all have the urge to stay constantly connected with each other through our devices, and while that’s not necessarily a bad thing, it can become tricky when people begin to rely on their phones too heavily. Being addicted to your phone can not only interfere with your mental well-being but also your physical health if you’re sitting in one spot for hours. You can read our blog “The biggest secret of Social Media Platforms Revealed…!” to know more about social media and phone addiction.
Luckily, there are lots of solutions out there such as setting time limits for yourself.
1. Turn your phone off 1 hour before bed.
2. Don’t turn it on for 1 hour after you wake.
Your life will transform before your eyes.
Do you distract yourself from real life?
Not including sleep-is there ever a time when you’re not watching, listening, or consuming some kind of information?
Try this: Schedule two 15-minute blocks each day to do NOTHING.
No inputs. No distraction.
Waiting for perfect conditions to start
There’s someone out there who’s way less qualified than you – living the life you want. Simply because they took action.
Don’t wait for perfect conditions to start – now is always the best time to get started! Whether it’s a project, a goal, or anything else you want to achieve, why not just make that first step toward your success? There’s no need to be hindered by the idea of needing perfect circumstances; instead, take action and watch how quickly momentum begins building. Putting yourself in motion will help release any stuckness, allowing brave new possibilities and opportunities to emerge as you progress. Being open-minded and willing to adapt are essential as you pursue your dreams; don’t let an idealistic concept keep you from achieving greatness. The beauty of life is that there’s always something more waiting around the corner if you’re brave enough to go for it!
Try this: Jeff Bezos’ 70% Rule – take action when you have 70% of the information you wish you had.
Addiction of Complaining
Complaining may seem harmless. But over time-it will train your brain to seek out the negative side of everything. It negatively impacts your personality and your social bonds.
Think for yourself, would you like to be around a person who is always complaining and never seems to have a bright side about anything? Definitely NO.
Try this: Wear a rubber band on your wrist for a week. Every time you complain-snap it.
I’ve made a personal commitment to single-tasking this year – 100% intention in everything I do.
Whether it be writing, reading, or even watching a movie. Half-focusing leads to half-assing – when only partially committing yourself to a task or goal, you’re less likely to put in the work needed for it to really take hold and become successful. That doesn’t mean you won’t get results – but they won’t be the results you would have achieved if you had given it all your attention and effort. Give it your all and watch what happens!
Try this: Commit full focus to whatever you’re doing.
Addiction of Procrastination
Pink Floyd said it best:
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun
Terrifying right? Don’t lose your life to procrastination.
Procrastination can be one of life’s biggest challenges! It can be tempting to leave things off until the last minute, but tackling tasks head-on is the best way to ensure successful outcomes. By tackling procrastination proactively, you will develop powerful time management and work habits that are essential for success. Additionally, overcoming procrastination helps create a sense of accomplishment and empowers you to take on bigger challenges with enthusiasm. Step up your game by breaking down large projects into smaller tasks, setting deadlines for yourself that are attainable instead of overwhelming, and staying away from distractions like social media when necessary! Don’t wait – start conquering procrastination today!
Try this: 5-Minute Rule-If you’re procrastinating on something, just work on it for 5 minutes. The hardest part of a task is getting over the hump of starting.