Happy New Year! Hope you started your new year with a bang! When a new year begins, it’s a good time to start off on the right foot with a clean slate. It’s the time to throw away bad habits and get into a good routine for the new year. It’s the perfect time to set new goals, new practices and do better than you did in the past year. And that is why I am here with my list of five bad habits you should bid adieu to in 2019. Continue reading and if you like my list, do follow and let me know if you do!

So here are five bad habits I am saying goodbye to in 2019:

1. Procrastination

Putting things off for the last-minute, not completing projects on time, delaying chores for the weekend, etc. just increases stress and anxiety, and leaves you with less time to get work done. Ask me, I go through this same cycle, again and again! This new year, instill some discipline into your time management, and try to do things on time. In 2019, leave this bad habit and develop the idea of doing what you need to do when you need to do it. One simple rule to follow is the 2-minute rule from David Allen’s bestselling book, Getting Things Done. If a task takes less than two minutes to complete, then do it immediately. Because, all sorts of good things happen once you get started! Let us make 2019 the year of getting things done!

2. Too Much Screen Time

If like me, the last thing you do before you go to sleep and the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is reach for your phone, this one’s for you. We spend most of our day staring at a screen – computers at work and our phone and tv in free time. In 2019, put your devices down and step away from the screen. In the new year and give your eyes a break they deserve. Spending too much time gazing at a smart phone screen can drain your ability to think properly. Too much screen-time can decrease your sleep efficiency and lead to poorer sleep quality, especially if you’re checking Instagram before you hit the bed! I don’t recommend giving up on your smartphones, but make it a point to be on your phone less—especially one hour before you sleep.

3. FOMO

Being a Leo I have a major FOMO. I hate missing out on anything, I don’t know what to give up! I say “yes” to everything and feel guilty if I don’t. So, if you find yourself getting serious FOMO when you see Instagram photos from your friend’s recent cruise or stressing that everyone you know seems to be doing better than you in life, you’re not getting the whole story. Nobody’s life is perfect, no matter how it looks on social media. So, stop comparing your real life to someone else’s life on social media. And try not to do things because of FOMO. Do what you like and whenever you like, not because somebody else is doing it on social media!

4. Leave behind the snooze button

For me, getting out of my bed in the morning is the hardest part of the day, and that ten minutes of extra sleep only extends the torture. I am always running late for work and have to rush around my home looking for clean clothes! Sleep experts agree that it’s a bad idea to use the snooze button as you’re actually making it harder to get up on time in the future because you’re interrupting the natural stimulus. Interrupting your sleep with the snooze function can make you feel sleepier and less energized as the day goes on!

In 2019, I have decided to the leave this bad habit for ever! I have decided not to hit the snooze button. I have a long-term relationship with my snooze button, that is why I have moved my alarm away from my bed so that I have to get out of my bed to turn off the alarm. Honestly I have just started doing it, but I feel that my morning is less rushed, and I have a couple of spare minutes to enjoy my morning cup of tea!

5. Trying to impress everyone you meet

Not everyone you meet is going to like you and that’s okay. I had this constant need to be good and worry excessively if people liked me or not. But not anymore! In 2019, I have decided not to impress anyone, anymore. I am not going to lose my sleep thinking if xyz likes me or not. It is very normal to want to look good or having a successful job and life. However, if we want a new phone or a new car to get approval from others be, it their friends or family or people that we don’t even know, then there is a problem! Sometimes we try to show the world we are flawless in hopes that we will be liked and accepted by everyone. But remember, we can’t please everyone and we shouldn’t even try. My advice to you in 2019 is to care less about who you are to others and more about who you are to yourself!

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