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15 Things You Should Not DO This Year

A lot of people, at some point in time, feel that life is being unfair to them. I feel that, too, at times and to avoid feeling depressed, I constantly struggle and challenge myself to accomplish milestones. After a lot of thought, I realized that the problem was coming from me, and not the world around me. You should remember that your outcomes in life depend on how you think and act. This clearly means that a positive attitude toward life is exactly what makes life easier to deal with. But, of course, we don't know that until life hits us with lemons!

"A man is known by its habits."

This is one hell of an accurate phrase. What habits you keep, play a vital role in the person you will turn into. Your good habits and bad habits determine your constructive or destructive future. You only can make your own destiny. And the things that matter the most throughout the journey of life is by what principles you are living life, what healthy habits you are adapting, Are you doing it right?

Let's imagine that you're holding a big, ripe apple in your hand. You take a bite to taste it. You know how an apple is supposed to taste, so when the big, juicy apple is bland and mealy, you grimace. You feel disappointed, and may even toss the apple into the compost pile.
Now, let's assume you eat a big, juicy apple… and it tastes exactly as expected. You eat the whole thing, and feel extremely satisfied. What's the difference? Not the apple, but your expectations. When you set realistic expectations-or forego expectations altogether-you'll find that life is far more satisfying and exciting.

The apple is just an example, and can be substituted for anything in life. It can be substituted with any event, task, social interaction, person, meal, or any thought that enters your mind. Instead of clouding your every move with expectations, dive in head-first without expecting anything *good or bad* and you'll see how truly beautiful life is!

We earlier presented you an article on how to make your 2016 better, it's kind of related but you are not supposed to follow the mentioned things. Here is a list of 15 things you should not this year which will turn you into a better individual only. Spread the word. Share!

15 Things You Should Not DO This Year

15 Things You Should Not DO This Year

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1. Operating without a list.

1. Operating without a list.

This is hardly a new concept, but it's still a best practice to start Monday morning by making a list of priority tasks. The second step: Book time on your calendar to work on what matters.

2. Working less than you used to before.

2. Working less than you used to before.

Don't stop being dedicated to your work. Work with more energy everyday.

3. Put off reading.

3. Put off reading.

Save some time for reading books. Bill Gates consumes 50 books a year. Surely you can find time to pursue the five to 10 books that will help you learn about key issues.

4. Saying 'YES' to every request.

4. Saying 'YES' to every request.

It's always better to use a "Nope!". Nobody wants to be taken for granted in the end.

5. Working like slave for others.

5. Working like slave for others.

Enjoy your job and do what you love to do. If you are not enjoying the job, then quit it. You are not born to work like a slave!

6. Following poor diet/unhealthy living.

6. Following poor diet/unhealthy living.

Try to follow a healthy diet. A healthy diet leads to healthy mind, and eventually to success.

7. Doing it all alone.

7. Doing it all alone.

There's no better way to solve a tough problem than by collaborating. Ask smart people for help if you are unable to do it alone.

8. Saying 'NO' to big challenges.

8. Saying 'NO' to big challenges.

If you are being challenged, accept it with a smile on your face. Do your best to get through it. You'll evolve as a stronger and better individual.

9. Allowing 'useless' people to get the best of you.

9. Allowing 'useless' people to get the best of you.

When you know someone's toxic to you and your life, remove them without feeling guilty about it. It doesn't matter who they are or how close they are to you, don't let anyone give you pain or make you feel unworthy.

10. Avoiding things as much as you can. Procrastinating!

10. Avoiding things as much as you can. Procrastinating!

No matter how much you avoid it, the truth will not cease to exist. You cannot ignore what's in front of you and worse, you won't find peace by avoiding unpleasant or scary experiences.

11. Forget to express your gratitude.

11. Forget to express your gratitude.

This doesn't have to be elaborate; a simple "thanks for doing such a great job" will do nicely.

12. Avoiding sleep.

12. Avoiding sleep.

Unless you're a parent of small children, it's in your power to get enough sleep.

13. Spending too much time on people or things that don't matter.

13. Spending too much time on people or things that don’t matter.

If you're doing this, it has to be stopped. We only have 24 hours in a day which we can use to sleep, eat, and do the rest of our daily chores. Don't give them the importance that they don't deserve.

14. Setting unrealistic expectations.

14. Setting unrealistic expectations.

Unrealistic expectations will always leave you unhappy and sick to your stomach. Minimize your expectations so you can maximize the joys of life!

15. Not being a risk taker.

15. Not being a risk taker.

If you want to live life to the fullest, you need to start living boldly, and that means you need to take risks. You'll be glad you did!

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