Letting go of old habits is one of the most important aspects of growth and one of the hardest. We become accustomed to doing things in a particular way that getting out of that routine is difficult. Habits can be simple, such as our first thoughts in the morning and our last thoughts at night. Habits can be laziness and the way we eat. Habits can be how we choose to look at people we don’t necessarily care for. Habits can be addictions that can take more than us to let go of. No matter where we are along our journey, we have to let go of old habits and create new ones.
When we think of bettering our mental health, there’s so much that goes into it. For starters how we feel and think about ourselves. Old habits of thought may lead us to think we aren’t good enough or that we need the approval of others for ourselves and work to be respected. That’s an old habit we have to change, or we are constantly going to fall in the same routine. There are many techniques, such as affirmations, post its, therapists and other ways to begin to change our thought process. It could be the habit of constantly making up our own scenarios in our head. This just doesn’t affect our own mind, but affects our relationship with others. If we know we struggle matters of the mind, why wouldn’t we exhaust all options to create new habits so the struggle decreases with time? Knowing without action is a bad habit! (I promised to keep it real)
We set these goals for our careers and businesses, yet too often we see these same entrepreneurs talk about not liking people, having arguments, throwing shade. But yet want other people’s business. That’s a bad habit. In order to open new doors, we have to let go of that. We are all human, but the person we could be offending could be the step to the next level or could be Gods way of testing to see if we are ready for the next level. Until we let go of those habits, we will constantly be held back from our next level. Because in business baby, we like everyone, we are for everyone, because all money spends & good promotion is how we get our businesses to grow.
Old habits like the addiction to spending, eating, drugs and alcohol, honestly can’t always be done alone. That’s okay too. We have to remember that through being honest with ourselves we also must be gentle. Make reaching out for help with our addictions a new habit! Whether it’s a group, counselor or friend. Make a new habit of surrounding ourselves with people we can reach out too! Let go of the ones who don’t respect our want to be better.
What’s holding you back? Is it your thoughts, your actions, how you handle yourself, getting out of your own way? We all have habits that are holding us back from being the best we can be, from reaching our next level. No they all can’t be quit cold turkey, but they will never be OLD until we admit we have them & that is the hardest part. But once we admit what’s holding us back, we can begin to take the steps we need to take that shackle off and be free!
THERE SHE GO!