It is often said that we’re our own worst enemies and despite the cliche, the idea rings true. We often drive ourselves insane striving for unobtainable perfection in our experiences, relationships, and selves. This constant aim at perfection is exhausting and unnecessary. So ladies to make life a little less stressful and more joyous, let’s try to stop doing these 14 things.
1. Stop Trying to Compete Against Everyone
Don’t worry about what others are doing better than you. Concentrate on improving yourself. The things that others have or have achieved may not be what you need to make you happy. Success is a battle between YOU and YOURSELF only.
2. Stop Being Jealous of Others
Jealousy and envy are two of the most common and yet negative emotions. Being jealous of others not only makes you miserable, it also makes it harder to get ahead in your career and reach your goals. Jealousy is counting someone else’s blessings instead of your own.
3. Stop Trying to Hold on to The Past
One of the biggest issues so many of us have is holding on to the hurt or the pain of what happened years ago. You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one. The sooner you can let go of the past, the sooner you can get on with the now.
4. Stop Holding Grudges
Don’t live your life with hate in your heart. You will end up hurting yourself more than the people you despise. Forgiveness is not saying, “What you did to me is okay.” It is saying, “I’m not going to let what you did to me ruin my happiness forever.” Forgiveness is the answer… let go, find peace, liberate yourself! And remember, forgiveness is not just for other people, it’s for you too. If you must, forgive yourself, move on and try to do better next time.
5. Stop Letting Others Bring You Down to Their Level