Get Rid of These 5 Things in 2017

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A lot of people either felt like or really did have a terrible year in 2016. Now a fresh year is upon us, and it's time to start this year on a better foot by taking out the trash in our lives and deciding we want to change for the better.

Get Rid of These 5 Things in 2017

1. Get rid of one bad habit

Some people write long lists of things they want to make resolutions for, and many of them are their bad habits, but trying to get rid of all at once can be really hard and really complicated or sometimes not even practical. So just commit to one. Lack of sleep, flaking on friends, not exercising, smoking, excessive drinking, not being on time, not cleaning up after yourself, not returning phone calls...whatever it is, make that one thing your goal and work towards it. And we all know it's hard to rid yourself of a habit, but instead of putting yourself in a mindset that if you fall off the wagon or revert back for a second, it's over, realize you're going to fail, maybe multiple times throughout the year, but it's not about how you fall, it's how you get back up and keep at it, realizing in your mind, that you are most definitely stronger than your bad habits.

Get Rid of These 5 Things in 2017

2. Ger rid of that one person who brings you down

Why are you hanging on to a relationship with a friend, or other relation that seems to always bring you down? Why on earth do you "need" this person in your life? Is your goal to constantly have them make you feel bad? If you think of this person and you can't think of any actual good they bring to you or any support or encouragement they give you, let them go or at the very least, give yourself as much distance from having to interact with them as possible. It's time to be an adult and realize that you do NOT need every single person that crosses your path to be a major player or part of your life. You deserve to have peace in your life and in your own home and if you don't have that, find your strength and courage to tell this person, and most importantly believe it yourself, that you deserve better than how they are treating you.

Get Rid of These 5 Things in 2017

3. Get rid of the clutter in one space

We all have that one drawer or that one closet or that one space that is hoarder level crazy cluttered. Every time you pass it up, you just shut the door or close it up. You have a an entire year to reclaim that space. People don't realize it, but cluttered spaces can often be the signs of a cluttered mind. It really is time to free yourself in both the metaphorical and the literal sense, of the things the clutter in that space represents.

Get Rid of These 5 Things in 2017

4. Get rid of your self-deprecation

This can be hard for even the most seemingly self-confident people in the world, but you can do it with a little, or a lot of practice. Women, in particular, have a tendency to take a compliment and then use it to put themselves down. "You look gorgeous in that dress,"..."well, I mean the color is beautiful, but I think I look fat in it." Instead of saying thank you, you put yourself down, you project your insecurities, you exhibit your self hatred, you take something good and turn it into something bad. When someone pays you a compliment, man or woman, say a simple, thank you. No, but this, or I don't think so or I don't see that, but just a thank you. Even if at first you don't want to believe the compliment, just tell yourself, I'm going to say thank you, and do it. The more you do it, the more you may start to really feel it and see it as being true.

Get Rid of These 5 Things in 2017

5. Get rid of one "I can't"

There is an "I can't" in your life right now, that isn't actually an "I can't," and you know it, but just don't want to admit to yourself that it's possible. Why are you so afraid to try? Take that one thing, and do it this year. The problems with "I can't" is that no one wants to plan ways to make "I can't" actually happen. Let's say your dream is to go to Australia. You say it every year...I want to go, but "I can't." Then you list off all these excuses. Start with whatever your goal is, and write down the steps you actually need to make that goal or dream a reality. If it's Australia, you need time off, you need money, you need to book a hotel, etc. Then start figuring out ways to make that happen. Open a savings account that automatically draws x dollars from your paycheck for your Australia fund, start researching best times to travel, put it out there in the universe to friends and family that this is your dream and this is the year. Suddenly "I can't," starts to look like "I can."

Get Rid of These 5 Things in 2017
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Most Helpful Guy

  • spoonman2014
    I stopped smoking, I smoked American spirits, the tar content was higher but I think because of the lack of other chemicals I didn't feel bad as most smokers. What made me stop was the cost and I got tired of people bumming them off of me. Like I can understand if you had to rush to work or school or something and you didn't get a pack I can understand. But I know people who literally relied on other people having cigarettes and it irked the shit out of me.
    I kind of did my life in reverse because I went to the military after high school and now i'm in college and live my parents sadly. But a lot of my friends have girlfriends or wives who do not want them to smoke so when they got a chance they would serious get like half my pack.
    And denying a smoker a cig is like denying a crackhead crack. Like I knew people who would feel entitled and determine when we were gonna smoke and they would just reach in and take a cig like it was there's and it pissed me off to no end so I stopped completely.
    People do not see it but some smokers are bad with it, like I used to work with my cousin detailing cars and I was hiding a pack from him at my job, he found a loose cig in a dirty ass car and smoked it. So yeah addiction even to cigs can get real.
    Is this still revelant?

Most Helpful Girl

  • cupidkisses
    Great take !
    Is this still revelant?

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What Girls & Guys Said

  • KLTheErudite7229
    Yes! I am starting to quit smoking with Chantix (after 5/6 years of smoking).
  • Tdieseler
    You, my dear, are one HELL of a motivational speaker... and im jacking your picture of the cat with the lion shadow... not just because i love cats but i like the symbolism.
    I have my habits... but those habits are.. well... what keep me sane. If i get rid of it... thats gonna be tantamount to releasing a Hydrogen Bomb...
    Great article.

  • TheInvisibleMan
    After seeing the cigarette breaking I was expecting some bullshit hate towards us smokers, so I came here to write "fuck you", but then I read the take and its a great take! I agree with all except one and I have started working on these exact same things even befire stumbling upon this
  • Hopefuldreamer8
    Most of these I am good for changing except number 4. My face is ugly so I really don't have much confidence at all. Even to this day people bother me about my face.
  • BubbleQueen
    Smoking is absolutely gross, just being around smokers makes me gag or cough because it's terribly strong for my fragile and pure lungs.

    In other words I never hang around smokers.
  • TheCreativeMan
    And I have Got rid of my Pornographic Addiction and I sincerely hope that it will continue being like this till heaven calls because it has taken a lot from me...
  • Giacomanzo
    I dream of having eye-beam vision, and hell yeah, after all of this I know it is possible. Thank you so much, I can't wait to put on my Supes costume to fight crime <3
  • 1. Get rid of one bad habit
    I have no bad habits and if I developed a bad habit, then I can stop it as easy as saying "I quit now".

    2. Ger rid of that one person who brings you down
    I already have long ago.

    3. Get rid of the clutter in one space

    4. Get rid of your self-deprecation

    5. Get rid of one "I can't"
    Try to change the color of the sky from blue to pink.
    Haven't you watched pirates of the caribbean - the curse of the black pearl? Jack Sparrow said, that there are only 2 things that matter: What a man CAN do and what a man CAN'T do.

    Nice try however.
    • BeeNee

      If you convince yourself you can't, or you make it a point that you don't want to, or you simply don't need to do these things because you've done them already, then this may not resonate with you. We're all different human beings that operate differently, are at different places in our lives, and figure things out at different paces. For some this will continue to be a year of stagnation, and others, a year of change and growth.

    • Unit1

      I know, which is why I explained the fifth point for you as to how I perceive it.

  • Smoking is just a terrible habit.
  • YourFutureEx
    New year, new me!
  • Vivaldi