For the most part, we are living in an age of wonder. Technology has allowed us to have access to information that can improve our lives, and we know more about our world than ever before.Some of us have been able to harness these advantages to reach our potential and live the life that we choose- instead of a life prescribed by others. You want to achieve this too, but something is holding you back.
Ten Things That Are Holding You Back From the Life You Want
An unfulfilling job or a poor work environment
Nothing is more draining to your soul than selling your time to a miserable job. Get your act together and figure out a plan to leave a bad work environment as soon as possible!
Watching too much television
Sure, binge watching shows is fun, and it allows you to stay current with what everyone else is doing. But why are you so interested in doing what everyone else is? Aren’t you searching to pursue your passion because you want to be more like yourself? Take a second look at your priorities.
Worrying or thinking too much about what your neighbors think
Chances are that they aren’t thinking about you. If you hardly know your neighbors, this fear is likely to be all in your head.
A commute to work that is more than 20-25 minutes
Remember that whatever length of time it takes you to get to work each morning will be at least one and a half times longer after work. Many employers stagger their start times, so morning commutes can be deceptively shorter than the time it takes to get home. Your 45 minute commute to work in the morning is stealing up to 2.5 hours per day from your life.
If you put low grade fuel into your body, you are more likely to get poor performance out of it. Skip the chips and eat a carrot!
Spending too much time on social media
Getting caught in the never ending “scroll” is how these companies keep you addicted to their products, and keep you stuck in a loop. Set limits for your use of social media unless you are using it to run a business.
Not reading enough.
Your mind expands when it is exposed to new concepts. Set your internet browser to deliver you content from news journals like The New York Times, NPR.com, or TheConversation.com – Firefox has great plugins for this.
Getting too hung up on the details, or looking too broadly at the big picture-
These actions can derail your main intent and overwhelm you.
Not meeting enough new people each week/ regularly
Part of personal growth involves stepping outside of yourself and expanding your experiences. Without meeting new people, you will find it difficult to widen your world view.
Not getting enough exercise
Now stop reading and go outside for a walk!
Do you have any more examples of things that are holding you back from living the life you want? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below!Stephanie