1. Smoking. It’s 2019 – the verdict is in. Cancer sticks are bad for you. They smell bad, too. Don’t think twice about it – throw that pack of cigarettes out.
2. Drinking soda. Again, it’s 2019, we all know soda is bad for you. Stop buying it. Drink water instead. Or sparkling water.
3. Mentally beating yourself up when you do indulge in less than healthy foods. It’s not worth it. Enjoy the cheeseburger, or milkshake, or fried chicken, or whatever you ate, and then let it go. Have some veggies for dinner, and start fresh in the morning.
4. Saying that you don’t have time to work out. You have ten minutes. Go for a walk. And a ten-minute walk is better than not moving your body at all.
5. Saying that you don’t have time. We all have time. In fact, we all have the exact same amount of time every day. How you choose to spend your time is on you.
6. Taking your phone out during dinner. Stop. That. Right. Now. It’s just rude. Engage with the humans who are trying to share a meal with you.
7. Taking your phone out when you’re in mid conversation with someone. Again, it’s just not nice.
8. Reading the comments section of any article on the internet. It’s just a bad idea.
9. Arguing with strangers on the internet. Also a bad idea.
10. Hitting the snooze button in the morning. It hurts at first, but I promise it’ll be easier if you just get out of bed the first time.
11. Dwelling on the negative. There are always going to be annoying things, and things that make you angry, and things that get under your skin and make you want to scream obscenities. Always. But living in that space of negativity is a choice. Once you force yourself to look at the positive, you’ll be amazed at how your mindset shifts.
12. Following people on social media who make you feel like you’re less than, or that you need to buy more, or that you’re not enough. There is a difference between being inspired, and comparing your life to others so much so that it stops you in your tracks – recognize the difference.
13. Subscribing to email lists that you don’t read, or don’t need. Hit that unsubscribe link, now.
14. Subscribing to the notion that you cannot be friends with someone who thinks/believes/feels differently than you do about, well, anything. Embrace friends who do not constantly echo your own thoughts.
15. Apologizing for your success.
16. Apologizing for your feelings.
17. Apologizing for existing.
18. Apologizing when an apology isn’t warranted. Stop filling the space with sorry.
19. Being afraid of love. Yes, it’s scary. But give in to the fear – cause it’s also the most wonderful thing in the world.
20. Being afraid of failure. When you fail, you grow. When you grow, you learn. When you learn, you live.