(March 21st to April 19th)
1. Making rash decisions just to make them, instead of really contemplating and analyzing what was the best and healthiest choice for you.
2. Running away from many of your problems by convincing yourself you were ‘chasing adventure,’ even though at the end of the day it was just full on procrastination and avoidance of your responsibilities.
3. Not making any room in your life for occasional but necessary rest, relaxation, and stillness.
(April 20th to May 21st)
1. Forgetting that love involves an ever-changing give and take relationship – and getting upset if you were the one doing more of the giving, instead of trusting that at some point, your loved one would do more of the giving and that it’s not your job to constantly measure it.
2. Holding onto grudges.
3. Wanting 100% of each of your loved ones’ time, rather that remembering that they have to give their heart to more than one or two people, just like you do.
(May 22nd to June 21st)
1. Trying to be ‘on’ all the time.
2. Letting yourself get upset and worked up over things that weren’t actually that big of a deal.
3. Not putting as much effort as you should have into being someone your friends can always consistently rely on.
(June 22nd to July 22nd)
1. Clinging to the past.
2. Struggling to cut ties with people who were clearly only in your life to use you for something.
3. Holding onto negative emotions (anger, resentment, sadness) instead of acknowledging them and then letting them pass through you.
(July 23rd to August 22nd)
1. Feeling threatened by people with a similar talent level as you, instead of looking at them as people you could learn from and people who could make you better.
2. Not reminding yourself that humbleness, not pride, is one of the greatest contributors to growth.
3. Trying to do too many things at once, instead of giving yourself the mental rest and recharging that’s needed to do a couple of things really, really well.
(August 23rd to September 22nd)
1. Letting your negative self-talk have too much power, or even letting it have any power at all.
2. Thinking that your tendency to be overly critical of yourself was normal.
3. Searching for problems where there weren’t any, instead of trying to alter your way of thinking.
(September 23rd to October 22nd)
1. Spending too much time wanting to be generally liked by every person you encountered, even though that’s impossible.
2. Allowing yourself to be too easily influenced.
3. Not taking enough time for yourself to decompress and recharge without anyone else around.
(October 23rd to November 22nd)
1. Letting your jealousy have too much power over you.
2. Obsessing over trying to make everything perfect, instead of just trying to do your best work every single day.
3. Keeping your passions and goals secretive, instead of opening yourself up to support, encouragement, growth, and inspiration.
(November 23rd to December 21st)
1. ‘Hoping for the best,’ but in a way where you were letting life happen to you instead of being active about it.
2. Convincing yourself that you always had to be the happy and upbeat one, even if you were sad or struggling.
3. Lying to friends and family and coworkers that you were ‘fine’ or ‘okay’ even if you weren’t.
(December 22nd to January 20th)
1. Convincing yourself that expecting the worst was a ‘responsible’ way to think – even though that only bred more negative energy.
2. Not creating a healthy separation between your career and your personal life.
3. Not bothering to try something if there wasn’t a 100% chance (or close to it) that you’d succeed.
(January 21st to February 18th)
1. Letting your stubbornness negatively impact your relationships.
2. Convincing yourself that being emotionally detached was the safest and healthiest route.
3. Confusing being ‘independent’ with being completely cut off from getting help or needing anyone for anything.
(February 19th to March 20th)
1. Distracting yourself with five other tasks or problems in order to avoid the one that actually needed addressing.
2. Only letting your imagination live inside of you, and not believing you could put things out into the real world (ideas, goals, art, thoughts) that were initially created in your brain.
3. Letting other people tell you how you should feel about your own life.