There are things you need to quit doing. I am not going to go into the obvious, like quit eating tons of sugar, quit smoking, or quit sleeping in instead of exercising. These are things that you may not even be aware of that are affecting you a negative way. But if you quit them, you will feel quite a bit better.
Quit some or all of the following for two weeks and see how much better you feel:
- Quit watching the news. Most of it is negative, depressing, sad and who knows if you are really being told the truth or not. Instead, trust that whatever news you need to know will make its way to you.
- Quit Chatter Matter. In my book, How to Beat a Tough Economy, I talk about that voice in our head that tells us what we cannot do, it beats us down and does not allow us shine. Stop listening to this and be gentle with yourself. Chalk up past misgivings to lessons. Learn the lesson, move on.
- Quit procrastinating. Wondering why your life is not moving in the direction you want? Perhaps you are not doing what you need to do. What information has been tapping you on your shoulder? Even if that nudge seems “silly” in your estimation, go for it anyway. You never know where it may lead.
- Quit trying to control everything. You simply cannot. You don’t have control of the weather, other people, situations, etc. Be at peace with it.
- Quit complaining. How often do you complain? If you complain more so than bask in happiness and satisfaction of what you do have, then what message are you sending? You are basically saying, “I like complaining, so give me more to complain about.” The next time a complaint begins to emerge from your lips, stop and talk about something that makes your heart sing!
Try this out for a few weeks and see what happens. Be a quitter, on these matters anyway. You will feel better! Have you ever quit something that lead to a better you? Talk to me on Facebook and let me know.