6 habits I'm trying to ditch in 2018.
Well, first up is to stop setting myself unreasonable goals in the first place. I am very much guilty of setting the bar way too high for myself, and then feeling deflated when I feel like I haven't achieved anything. So, instead, I'm going to try and set myself smaller, more achievable goals, but set more of them. This way, hopefully I can still get to where I want to be, but have a better plan and feel like I've done more!
P U T T I N G T H I N G S O F F
Oh man, am I a pro at this. In fact, I'm currently writing this post as a way of putting off something else that's probably a little more important that I should be doing. But here we are. Whether it's tasks at work that I just continuously roll over to tomorrow's to-do list, house-hold chores that I just really can't be bothered with, or actual life stuff that I know will do good stuff in the long run (like banking things or food shops or y'know, the gym) - I just can't seem to motivate myself to do them.
Why can't I just be like everyone else and get up and do stuff?
E N D L E S S S C R O L L I N G
I don't think I ever want to find out how many hours of my life I have wasted with endless scrolling through social media. There have been so many evenings when I've gotten home, had ~a lot~ of stuff to do and instead been sucked into the never ending circle of checking Instagram, then Twitter, then Facebook... and then oh look, I'm back on Instagram... and Twitter... and Facebook.
C O M P A R I S O N
So, so many people have touched on this, and again, myself included at many points, but comparison really is the thief of joy, and it's a habit I absolutely need to try and lose this year. I guess there's very much a correlation with social media here (and time spent on it - see above!), but when you're having a bad day, it's really hard to not see and think of everyone else around you who seem to be having a fabulous one and them immediately conclude that it's you that must be shit.
Stop it, Soph! This habit needs to go.
I'm not even exaggerating a little bit when I say that sometimes, I can go days without drinking a single drop of water. I know. It's terrible. It's not that I even drink loads of anything else in the day - I simply just don't drink at all and it's probably one of the main reasons I've had no energy.
We may only be 5 days into the new year, but this is something that I've really tried to work on so far. I've bought myself one of those huge water bottles and I'm making a conscious effort to drink water on the way to and from work, as well as while I'm at my desk.
Which may be better for my health, but it's wreaking havoc with my productivity as I keep having to run to the bathroom every half an hour ha! Here's hoping my body regulates itself soon.
F E E L I N G G U I L T Y & N O T G O O D E N O U G H
I have a habit of feeling guilty or not good enough about everything. I haven't blogged in 2 weeks? I'm a bad blogger. I haven't done any exercise in a few days? Guilty. Instagram engagement isn't as good as someone else's? Not good enough.
I also have a huge issue with imposter syndrome at work. Some days I will literally just sit at my desk and convince myself that I'm not good enough to be here. And again, it's something that I really need to stop as it's pretty damaging in the long-run. So, here's to getting my mojo and motivation back in 2018!