Most of the time, we鈥檙e busy thinking about and planning all聽the things we鈥檙e going to聽do in the months ahead 鈥 but what about all of the old, bad habits that it might be better for us to聽stop doing? Knowing when to say 鈥渘o鈥 is important, so聽here are 10聽things聽that we think everyone should consider saying goodbye to.

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1.聽Stop trying to make everyone else happy before yourself.聽While it never hurts to resolve to be more generous or thoughtful with your loved ones, it鈥檚 also important to take the opportunity to get reenergized about your own needs and priorities. Be good to others, but don鈥檛 sacrifice your own time, health, or happiness to do it.

2.聽Stop doing the聽same things the聽same way.聽Challenge yourself to switch up your daily routine with a new workout or fresh skin care regimen. Shake up your life even more by checking out a new hobby, taking an art class, or learning a new language. Imagine how much richer your life will feel聽by breaking out of your comfort zone!

3.聽Stop waiting for other people to make the first move.聽Are you waiting for your crush to initiate dinner聽or sitting around waiting for your bestie to put your next friend date on the calendar? Don鈥檛.聽Stop playing games and take control of your social life. Plan your fun on your own terms!

4.聽Stop hitting snooze.聽Add an extra hour or two of productivity to your day by actually waking up聽with your alarm. Tons of successful people swear by their morning routines, so try your hand at an earlier wake-up call and see how much more effective you can be at achieving all of your other goals. You may even sleep better if your body isn鈥檛 anticipating multiple alarms!

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5.聽Stop checking your phone.聽We know, we know 鈥斅爄t鈥檚聽really hard to resist the urge to constantly look at your phone. It seems like there鈥檚 no end to the emails from the office, group texts never sleep, and we鈥檙e all ALWAYS on the lookout for the next perfect 鈥榞ram. Setting boundaries with your devices is important though, and learning to pay attention to people and places IRL this year will聽ensure that you聽make聽plenty of great new memories.

6.聽Stop the mindless binge watching and channel surfing.聽There鈥檚 nothing wrong with checking out聽the next great Netflix series or tuning into your favorite HGTV show, but don鈥檛 default to using your television for entertainment whenever you鈥檙e feeling bored.

7.聽Stop body shaming yourself.聽There are enough negative voices out there in society and pop culture telling us how we鈥檙e聽supposed to look 鈥 there鈥檚 no reason to add your聽own聽voice to the mix.聽Your intentions聽to work out more and eat better are super important, but as long as you鈥檙e聽putting in your very best effort,聽we encourage you to make like Elsa and let it go.

8.聽Stop revisiting history.聽It鈥檚 that much more difficult to move forward and tackle all of your great goals if you鈥檙e still analyzing what鈥檚 happened in the past. Get over your ex, cut off the drama with your frenemy, and stop stressing about that mistake you made at the office聽months ago. Onwards and upwards!

9.聽Stop being a stranger.聽We聽totally support establishing a healthy distance from the negative people in your life, but don鈥檛 forget about all the friends and family members who bring you nothing but positivity. If you鈥檝e lost touch with any of those loved ones 鈥 either accidentally or on purpose 鈥 pick up the phone and get your relationship back on track.

10.Stop saying 鈥渘ever.鈥澛Maybe you can鈥檛 picture yourself jumping on the next diet or mindfulness trend聽now, but don鈥檛 rule anything out! Stay open to new practices and opportunities that might make you a better, stronger, and happier you.

What bad habits are hardest to break? Tweet us @BritandCo!聽

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