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Avoid These Daily Habits that Drain Energy

8 everyday habits that zap your energy.

How are you doing on your 2019 goals? Did you know that 80% of New Year's Resolutions fail by February? According to Forbes just 8% of people achieve their resolutions. Let's be one of them!

I bet there are many time sucks and energy drains that are getting in the way of you achieving your goals and I'm here to call you out on some of them.

Here are a list of 8 everyday habits that drain our energy that you should STOP doing right now to get you on track to achieving success:

1. Always checking social media

We all know what a time suck checking Facebook and scrolling Instagram can be. Cut back!

2. Sleeping in

Stop hitting the snooze button and work on developing a consistent morning routine which will help get your day started off on the right track.

3. Complaining

Emitting all that negative energy into the universe is bound to slow you down. Think of the old adage - where focus goes, energy flows - and you don't want it flowing into griping and negativity.

4. Living in the past

Coulda, woulda, shoulda needs to be banned from your vocabulary. And those too small pants, paperwork from your job 10 years ago, and the wedding china from your ex's family need to be banned from your closets!

5. Spreading gossip

Even if you didn't start the rumor, making a comment or asking for more juicy details gets you on the rumor train and that surely is not a good use of your energy.

6. Eating crap

When you eat badly it affects your body on many different levels, none of it in a good way. Reach for the fruits and veggies and watch your mood and productivity improve. I've been exploring the idea of trying a capsule kitchen lately.

7. Overthinking

Less is more and too much choice is stressful. Often times when people overthink things they end up in a state of 'analysis paralysis' where they're so overwhelmed by making a decision that they end up doing nothing. Overthinking can eat up willpower, lessen creativity, and lower performance on tasks - not what you want when you're trying to reach those goals!

8. Always looking to please others

If you made goals based on what someone else wants for you or thinks you need, you most likely won't be motivated to reach them. Goals have to be intrisincally important to YOU and why you want to better yourself.

I love this quote I recently came across:

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. -John C. Maxwell

We are the product of our everyday habits and we can choose whether we want to continue down an unhealthy road or work to make improvements.

What habit are you guilty of ?

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