Everyone has vices. For some, it’s biting their nails. For others, it’s smoking cigarettes. But for most people, the worst habits they pick up aren’t the most noticeable. They’re not as obvious as smoking, swearing, drinking, or biting nails; they’re more internal—and that’s what makes them all the more nefarious.
Chances are, you’re guilty of at least one of these habits you should quit right now.
Quit Letting Distractions Rule Your Life
In the age of social media, smartphones, and tablets, it’s hard not to be completely immersed in distractions. Digital notifications have the same kind of addictive quality that some of the most insidious hard drugs do. Your brain lights up like a Christmas tree the moment your screen lights up.
But, if you want to live a successful, happy life, you have to let go of these distractions. You don’t have to completely unplug, but it’s for the best if you limit your exposure to digital distractions as much as possible. Don’t let them rule your life. Turn off all of the notifications; silence the voices shouting at you from your tiny screen. Listen to the input of the people who are actually around you more.
Quit Hanging Around ‘Negative Nancys’
Speaking of the people around you, if you’re surrounded by a horde of naysayers and ‘Debbie Downers,’ then now is the time to quit. Drop ‘Negative Nancys’ like they’re hot potatoes. They’re not adding value to your life, and you can’t change their negative perceptions of the world.
You’re both better off if you don’t associate with one another. You won’t be able to drag them out of the mire, and they’ll only pull you down to their level. The people you choose to surround yourself with inform others who you are as a person, so make sure you choose them wisely.
Quit Comparing Your Journey to Others
As the old adage goes, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” If you waste your time comparing your life to those of the people around you, you’ll never find happiness.
Not only that, but you’ll also wind up not being as successful. In order to be your best self, you have to focus on just that: being your best self.