Depending on the year you had in 2023, you might be relieved it’s almost over. This year had its ups and downs and you may have learned some difficult lessons but pat yourself on the back for surviving it all.
The start of a New Year brings hope, a sense of a new beginning, and a fresh start. Maybe you made resolutions of how you’ll change your life and achieve your dreams in the coming year, however, if you make the same choices and continue unhealthy, self-sabotaging habits, chances are nothing will change.
What do you need to leave behind so you are truly ready and capable of living your best life in 2020? The list could be endless but let’s discuss 5 things that many of us need to ditch and not take into the New Year.
1. Toxic Relationships Disguised as Friendships
If you have relationships that drain all your energy and leave you feeling worse about yourself, you might need to let them go. You deserve friends who support you and have your back.
We sometimes find ourselves in one-sided relationships where we’re the only ones putting in consistent effort. If you’re the one who’s always calling and arranging the dates or begging the other person to take more interest in you or your life, you should re-evaluate your relationship. It’s important in the new year to find relationships that bring out the best in you.
2. Ignoring Your Gut
Our instincts are a gift to us. If used properly they could help us make better choices for our lives. Choices which are consistent with our values and are in our best interests. Your inner voice will tell you when someone’s motives aren’t genuine. They will tell you when you need to rethink a decision you’ve made. Your intuition will not lead you in the wrong direction.
3. Being Paralyzed By Fear
The purpose of fear is to motivate us into action such as avoiding danger or being more prepared and focused on a task. Fear is emotional energy that can be used to