As human beings, we are born to make mistakes. We all know that old saying: To err is human. We have many faults and we are prone to stray from the right path. It takes a strong character and will to become the person you want to be.
One has to be disciplined to achieve the set-out goals in life. In our lifetime, we interact with all sorts of people and the trends of society impose themselves on us without us even realizing it.
Some of these factors may have a negative impact on our way of life and one can easily be caught up in the grips of bad habits that are sometimes extremely hard to shed.
These bad habits drain our energy and leave us completely exhausted, as if life itself had given us a good beating. How to avoid this? Is there a way to shed these bad habits and live a better, healthier life?
Here are the top 10 bad habits that drain our energy and the solutions to these issues as proposed by the Dalai Lama himself:
- Keep your promises
Don’t make promises you can’t keep. In an effort to be nice, you will end up destroying your good name. So, if you make a promise, stick with it!
- Stay away from toxic people
Many times, through wanting to help people, we end up receiving complaints and negative energy from others. Surround yourself with positive people, and avoid the toxic ones.
- Pay your bills on time
“Don’t owe anyone anything” should be your life motto. Always pay back your debts on time. Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
- Learn to forgive
If we choose to live with unforgiveness, we choose to suffer. Instead of poisoning yourself with hatred, choose to forgive and move on, whether or not someone deserves your forgiveness. Do it to give yourself peace. You’ll feel like a weight has been lifted off your chest.
- Focus on doing what you like
Sometimes we need to do things we don’t enjoy, but, when possible, delegate the tasks you don’t like doing and focus on what you are passionate about.
- A time for every purpose
There’s time to rest and time to act. Both are equally important and necessary in your life. Do not forget it.
- Don’t clutter…renew!
If you want to let your life flow, don’t get stuck. Start by rearranging your bedroom or renovating your closet. Your home is a reflection of your energy, and clutter blocks its natural flow. So, if you want to clear your mind, start by clearing out the clutter in your space.
- Face adversity
Do not hide from confrontations. If something bothers you, express it and cut it out of your life. Do not wait for the solution to fall from the sky. It’s often right here — you just have to look around.
- Keep an eye on your health
Even the most brilliant mind can’t do without good health. Those who take care of both their physical and mental health needs are much happier. Spend enough time taking care of your body.
- Let your life flow
You are a part of everything, and everything is part of you. Stop fighting with life, accept it, and let yourself be carried away by the flow. Just remember that you are the one who navigates the boat.