Let’s dive straight in.
1. Saying sorry when you don’t need to
The other day someone on the tube was standing on my foot.
What did I say? “Sorry, you’re on my foot.” Her reply was “Oh, I didn’t realise.” The point here is, I had no reason to say sorry, yet I did like I had something to apologise for. It’s something we Brits do a lot!
2. Doing things you don’t want to
This often results in being at odds with yourself while doing the thing you didn’t want to do. Or even afterwards, you can end up resenting that decision.
It isn’t easy to say no, but explain why you would rather not, and maybe offer a compromise.
3. Sweating the small stuff
Choosing gifts, deciding what to wear, deciding where to go.
Just choose and stick with it. If it turns out not to be as you hoped, you’ll know better for next time.
4. Trying to keep up with the Jones’/Kardashians/Vloggers
With social media constantly showing us the ‘perfect’ lives of other people, it’s hard not to compare ours lives with theirs. Remember, what is not always shown is the not so great things they have going, or if they are shown, they can be over glamorised.
5. Limiting yourself
We are very good at this (not a good thing to be good at). We sometimes keep ourselves from branching out, usually out of fear of failing. If you don’t fail you don’t learn.
Failure story: Bubble wrap came to be in 1960 due to a failed attempt to create a trendy new textured wallpaper.When the wrap was eventually used by IBM to package a newly launched computer during transport, it became an overnight success.
Do you do these things and want to stop?
If so, try working on one at a time. Start small and see how it feels, and if it feels good, keep working on it.
Thank you for reading! 😊