10 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Make Your Life Less Complicated

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Seth Doyle

1. Trying to be perfect.

You’re not here to do everything so perfectly. You’re here to enjoy life, despite your disadvantages and weaknesses. It’s okay to mess up once in a while. Stop listening to the voice inside your head that nudges you to be perfect. You’re going to miss out important little things in life if you keep being so hard on yourself. You’re allowed to make mistakes. It’s okay to not be the best all the time.

2. Sabotaging your growth.

You have to remind yourself that you have all the time in the world and there’s no need for you to rush. There’s no need for you to wish that you can fast-forward your life into the future. Learn to enjoy the process. Fall in love with the moment and stay in it as much as you can. Things can change quickly and you don’t want look back one day and wish that you could have done things differently. Grow and be patient with yourself.

3. Making hypothetical deadlines for yourself.

There are a billion things that you can’t control in life. It’s nice to set goals for yourself, but remember that not being able to reach them or fulfill them by a certain time isn’t going to make you a failure. You have to learn to trust and embrace the unknown. Some of your plans aren’t going to work out – and that’s okay. It’s fairly normal that you aren’t going to get everything that you want all the time, and at exactly at the time you desire.

<h1.4. Wasting your time.

Time is valuable. It is something that can slip through your fingers without you noticing it. You think you have so much of it until it’s too late and you realize that you can’t get it back anymore. You need to be smart with how you spend your time. You have to make sure that you only dedicate it to the things that you are passionate about, with the people who appreciate you, and in the environment where you truly belong.

5. Wasting your money.

The best way to save your money is to always think about how many things you have in your life already. When you’re about to buy something, ask yourself if it’s necessary in your everyday life. Sometimes you don’t realize how much clutter there is in your closet already and how many possessions that you got and ended up not using. There are more important things in life that you should be saving your money for. It won’t hurt to consider your future when it comes to your finances.

6. Spending time with the wrong people.

If you feel stuck with the wrong people, be brave enough to leave. The world is so big for you not to search for a tribe that you can totally fit in. Don’t be scared to walk away when something doesn’t feel right. Your time here on earth is limited and you don’t want to spend it feeling miserable.

7. Being lazy.

You have the right to relax and just do nothing once in a while. But too much slacking is not okay. Find a skill that you’re great at and enhance it. Be productive and work for something that brings fire in your heart. You’re going to thank yourself one day for pushing yourself to work hard and be better.

8. Complaining about little things.

Instead of being upset over tiny things that get under your skin, why not focus all your energy on the brighter side of each situation? There’s no guarantee that you’re going to love everything that you’re going to see, hear, and experience when you step out of your comfort zone. Let down all your walls and expectations and learn to be more accepting of those you can’t understand.

9. Worrying so much.

No matter how many times you try to predict or control your future, it’s not always going to be the same thing that you pictured originally in your mind. Stop worrying so much about what is yet to happen. Stop looking so far ahead of you. Pay attention to what is happening right in front of you, and if you are not satisfied in your situation – do your best to change it.

10. Looking back into the past.

There are some words that you can’t take back anymore, some memories you can’t re-make, some decisions you can’t change. You can’t do anything about the past, but you can learn from it. You can make peace with it and start moving forward in your life. You still have so many chances to correct your mistakes before. You still have time to make things right. It’s never too late to change, and start all over again. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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