Life is hard enough to make it worse by doing things you should NOT be doing to yourself. Maria Robinson, the author of Family and Relationship, says, “Nobody can go back and have a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” So, we should give ourselves a new beginning and avoid things that cause pain instead of focusing on the wrong things. Below are ten things you should, must absolutely stop doing to yourself.
Enough with the critics to yourself. We all make mistakes. No one is perfect. Criticizing yourself does not solve anything. You may loathe yourself for a while, but you should let go of what concerns you and replace criticism with determination.
Stop thinking about things you don’t have.
One cannot have everything in life, and we should not focus on what we don’t have as it is a waste of time and energy. We should always be grateful for what we have.
Stop letting negative opinions bring you down.
People say bad things to each other, and whether it is out of love or hate, it hurts to some degree. We shouldn’t let negative opinions bring us down. As Les Brown says,” Other people’s opinions of you do not have to become your reality.” We should correct what needs to be corrected and let go of what needs to be ignored.
Stop surrounding yourself with the wrong people.
We should surround ourselves with positive people all the time if possible and not those who undermine your value. As Mark Twain notes: ” Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life,” and he is right.”
Stop putting yourself last of all
One should not only focus on putting all the energy and time into your friends, job, or even family. We should be responsible, but we must also take care of ourselves and should NEVER put ourselves last.
Stop acting like someone you are not
You are unique! It is useless pretending to be someone you are not. You might find some good qualities of people you admire, but not replace who you are. Just love yourself, and you will attract the right people who will love you for what you are.
Stop worrying about things.
It does no good worrying about things that cannot be solved. We should not let fear and worry paralyze us. If we made it this far, we would make it in the future as well. Things will get better in the end.
Stop attempting to buy happiness
We can buy a house by the sea, a Ferrari, fly to exotic places and still not be happy. Things that bring joy are free. You cannot buy love, talent, laughter. You should not worry whether life is fair or not. As Nathaniel Hawthorne says:” Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued, is beyond our grasp, but which when you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
Stop having unreasonable expectations.
Everyone wants to lead a happy life but it can result disappointing when we have unrealistic expectations. You can’t expect things to happen overnight. We should set realistic goals.
Stop surrendering too soon.
What makes life exciting are the challenges you come across. When you give up too soon, you will not value the thrills of living life to the fullest. Great things come to those who insist and keep fighting.
Have you got any other idea of what people should stop doing today?