3 Unnecessary Behaviors That Are Holding You Back

Check out these three unnecessary behaviors that are holding you back from being successful, happy and healthy in your life and how you can stop doing them.

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You’re Looking To Feel Better Emotionally Through Technology

While social media and text messaging can be nice and make you feel all warm and fuzzy sometimes, face to face contact really is needed to live an optimally health life. Think of texting and social media as little things you can do to nurture your friendships in between meetings. I find that I get a much stronger connection with people when I call them on the phone and hear their voice than through text or social media. See what works for you, but try your hardest to see people often.

You Think About Negative Thoughts Over And Over 

You have the power to change your thoughts, you really do. The trick is to be conscious of the thoughts that are making us feel bad. When you start feeling upset about something, ask yourself what you were just thinking. Were you thinking about that fight you had with your mother yesterday? Did you label yourself as a selfish person because of it? If this is the case, stop that thought in its tracks. Tell yourself that you are not selfish, you are a good person because you are going to learn from the negative way you acted and you’re going to turn it around. Then move on with your day.

You’re Trying To Do A Million Things At Once

I’m sure we’ve all been guilty of this at some point in our lives. Our days are hectic and it always seems like there’s so much to do. Well taking on too much can stress you out, cause you to make poor decisions and be less productive had you took on less. Try to keep your iPhones away so that you don’t have the whole world at the click of a button, ready to distract you and stress you out. Also make it a point to get at least 30-40 minutes of exercise daily; this will help you to calm down, de-stress and work at a healthier pace.

 

Remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.

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