4 things you must quit in 2017 for an awesome year you’ve been missing out
To truly have a fresh start, first clear out the old stuff to make way for the new. So while you fill your list of New Year resolutions with things that you should do more of (exercise, eat healthy…), throw in a few that you’d like to eliminate for a better year ahead.
It might be difficult at first for various reasons, but once you’ve cut them loose, you’d wonder why you had put yourself through all that. This year, be wiser, be braver, be unapologetic on these.
Of course, first up on our list would have to be shoes that bite. Don’t fight them, no one will come out of the battle unscathed. If it hurts, it’s gotta go – no matter how voguish it looks. You don’t want shoes to get in your way of having a good time. Throw out the evil nippers in your cabinet and replace them with comfy, good quality shoes that won’t hurt your style.
Putting up with toxicity
Girl, there’s just no excuse. Whether it’s some people you need to check out on, or a job that you need to quit, don’t put up with negativity that holds you back. Sure, there are many uncertainties and fears to face. But if you hold on to things that are not good for you, you’re missing out on the better things you never knew existed.
Spending way too much
If at every mid-month you’re wondering where all your money’s gone, back a step up and start crunching the numbers. The key is to spend smart – on things that give you the biggest bang for the buck. Ask yourself these questions:
- On food: Is it a food trend or do I really enjoy it?
- On shopping: Would I still use/wear it 6 months down the road?
- On entertainment: Are there less expensive alternatives to try out?
These may not seem to cost much, but you’ll be surprised how much you can save by just tweaking your everyday choices. Save up on things that bring short-lived happiness and spend on things that give lasting joy.
Stop envying others and start making something for yourself. Get off the couch and craft your long-term plans. Then narrow down to the immediate steps you need to take to achieve those goals.
Your plans might change along the way and you might encounter some setbacks, but if this is the year you put your foot down and decide not to be mediocre, the first step is to stop being aimless.
It’s not about making resolutions; it’s about making plans.
Resolutions don’t work because they never became plans. Without an actual game plan, these goals might seem too far-fetched by February and forgotten by March.
But if you’re serious about making a change in 2017, put a stop to things that are weighing you down and replace them with better things that you’re excited about.