12 Things You Need to Stop Doing to Yourself

We all are guilty of some of these actions. The best thing to do is remember each day to live your life to the fullest, be grateful for, and appreciate the things that makes us happy.

1. Stop Running From Your Problems

Face them head on. No, it won’t be easy. There is no one in the world capable of blocking every punch thrown at them. We aren’t supposed to be able to instantly solve every problem. We are emotional beings, we’re made to feel sadness, anger, hurt, stumble and sometimes fall. The whole purpose of living is to face life situations … learn, love, teach, adapt, and solve problems over the course of time. Dealing with your problems is what makes you strong.

2. Stop Putting Your Needs on The Back Burner

One of the saddest things is losing yourself in the process of loving someone else. Forgetting that you are special too. Yes, help others; but don’t neglect yourself. If there was ever a moment to follow your dreams and do something that matters to you .…that moment is now.

3. Stop Acting Like Everything is Fine When it’s Not

No one is strong 100 percent of the time. It’s okay to fall apart for a little while. You don’t have to pretend that everything is going well when it’s not. Stop being concerned with what other people are thinking – cry if you need to – let someone hold you if it’s necessary – it’s healthy to shed your tears. The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to smile again.

4. Stop Lying to Yourself

You can lie to anyone else in the world, but you can’t lie to yourself. Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult chance we can take is to be honest with ourselves.

5. Stop Hanging out With The Wrong People

Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the joy right out of you. If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you. You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot. Don’t hang around someone who constantly overlooks your worth. And remember, it’s not the people that stand by your side when you’re at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you’re at your worst that are your true friends.

6. Rid Yourself of The “Whoa is Me” Attitude

Stop always feeling sorry for yourself. Life’s curve-balls are thrown for a reason – to shift your path in a direction that is meant for you. You may not see or understand everything the moment it happens, and it may be tough for awhile . But reflect back on those negative curve-balls thrown at you in the past. You’ll often see that eventually they led you to a better place, person, state of mind, or situation. So smile! Let everyone know that today you are a lot stronger than you were yesterday, and that you hit hat curve-ball out of the park!

7. To Err is Human

Stop Being Scared to Make a Mistake. Doing something and getting it wrong is at least ten times more productive than doing nothing. Every success has a trail of failures behind it. Smart people learn from the mistakes they make and change things so that the same mistake does not happen again. Research tells us that if we’re only concerned about getting the right answer, we don’t always learn the underlying concepts that help us truly understand whatever we’re trying to figure out. Do nothing, and you end up regretting the things you did NOT do far more than the things you did.

8. Stop Trying to Buy Happiness

Many of the things we desire are expensive and unnecessary. The truth is, a lot of things that we really NEED in life and satisfy us the most, are totally free – love, laughter, family, friends, and working on our passions. The things that we WANT may satisfy us for a short period, but without the above, that joy is usually short lived.

9. Stop looking to others for happiness

If you’re not happy and comfortable with who you are on the inside, you won’t be happy in a relationship with someone else either. Being happy comes from feeling at peace and deeply satisfied with who we are as a person. Don’t allow someone else to have control over how you feel on a daily basis. First it’s not fair to put that kind of pressure on someone and second and foremost, it’s your responsibility to create stability and happiness in your own life before you can share it with someone else.

10. Ready or Not…

Stop thinking you’re not ready. Most people don’t feel 100% ready when an opportunity arises, even the most confident person will have a small amount of doubt. Many opportunities in life force us to go beyond our comfort zone, things will change. Change can be scary and risky but necessary to capitalize on most opportunities. Don’t let fear hold you back.

11. Stop Getting Involved in Relationships for The Wrong Reasons

Relationships must be chosen wisely. It’s better to be alone than to be in bad relationship. There’s no need to rush. If something is meant to be, it will happen – in the right time, with the right person, and for the best reason. Fall in love when you’re ready, not just because you’re afraid of being alone.

12. Stop Rejecting New Relationships Just Because Old Ones Didn’t Work

In life you’ll realize that there is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you and some will teach you. But most importantly, some will bring out the best in you. Your job is to learn from past relationships, not paint everyone with the same brush. Don’t reject Mr. Right because you have been burned by Mr. Wrong