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Everyone experiences stress and dissatisfaction at some point during their life, and we all have to deal with discontentment every now and then. But if you find yourself chronically unhappy, unfulfilled, or unable to cope with life’s demands, it might be time to take stock and reassess your goals and priorities.
Then, you can learn to identify and eliminate the things that are weighing you down. Below, hypnotherapist and mindset coach Don L. Price discusses a few things to stop doing that will improve your personal life:
Stop Feeling Stuck at Work
If your current employment is leaving you unfulfilled, or if you feel burned out or unappreciated at work, it may be time to consider a career change. Nowadays, there are many options available for advancing your career or making a complete change in employment. You can obtain a higher degree and climb the corporate ladder, or you can start on a new career path by enrolling in an online degree program.
Through online programs, you can get the master’s degree you need to get that promotion at work or make a complete career change by enrolling in classes that will open new employment opportunities. Make sure the online school you choose is accredited and that the tuition costs are reasonable. If your dream is to own your own business, you can certainly benefit from pursuing a degree.
Stop Dwelling on the Past
Even though dwelling on past events is not always unhealthy, doing it too much can hold you back and prevent you from improving your personal life. Perhaps you remember missing a person’s social cues and mishandling a situation. Maybe you spoke out of turn or made an inappropriate comment. Replaying past mistakes in your mind can bring up feelings of shame, embarrassment, or unease.
In turn, these feelings can prevent you from interacting with people and enjoying group activities like joining a sports league or a book club, or simply going out for a cup of coffee. Instead of spending your time and energy reliving past situations that you cannot change, learn from your mistakes, apologize to the offended party if you need to, and move on. Remember that everyone gets embarrassed once in a while, and what seems like a big deal to you probably seems pretty small to someone else.
Stop Saying “I Can’t”
Here we mean in the larger sense. Not just, “I can’t attend that meeting” or “I can’t leave work early.” Stop saying “I Can’t” to living life to its fullest. You have this one life to live. If you let feelings of inadequacy, a lack of confidence, doubt, fear or procrastination hold you back, how can you ever be true to yourself?
Yes, you can lose weight, you can stop smoking, you can face trauma, you can find new motivation and you can find self-confidence. It starts with reprogramming your brain. By changing your mindset, achieving what you’ve always wanted is well within reach. And you don’t have to do this alone! Through private hypnotherapy sessions and transformational mindset coaching with Don L. Price, you can remove obstacles, find inspiration and have greater control of your life.
Stop Trying to Do it All
Life gets busy and demanding. We often feel pressured to do everything and to do it perfectly. But all those demands that need to be met, whether at work or at home, can eat up large chunks of our time, and we end up with no time or energy for the things that would make us happy.
To free up some of your mind and time, try to prioritize your tasks—both at home and at work—and see which ones you can delegate, especially the ones you take no pleasure in doing. Do you hate cleaning? If your household budget allows, hire a housecleaner once or twice a month. Are you dreading yard work? Hire a gardener.
Free up and carve out some time for yourself, and use this time to do something you fully enjoy. Simplify your life by putting a stop to activities you don’t want to do, and reclaim that time for the things that boost your mood and add fulfillment to your life.
If you find yourself dissatisfied with your personal life, it’s time to make some changes. Find out what would improve your mood and lift your spirits, and work toward carving more time for yourself to do what you love. Improving your personal life will ultimately lead to a more fulfilling work and family life as well.