6 Reasons to Leave the Bad Things Behind in the Old Year

Date:03-01-2014 11:40:37 read:3

As the old year gives way to the new, most of your old habits and old practices should also give way to the new too. This is the only way you can enrich yourself emotionally and mentally. Here are a few good reasons to leave behind bad things in the old year.

1. To give yourself space to move on

Just like you cannot fill a vessel which is already brimming to the top, you cannot develop as a person until you don’t empty yourself of unnecessary habits and bad things. It is important to let go of the things that impact you negatively so that you can get rid of negative energies surrounding you. In the New Year, become like an empty pail which is ready to be filled with amazing new things.

2. To replace bad habits with new

Do you think that you smoked or drunk a lot in the previous year? Do you think you didn’t give your studies enough focus? Did you fight a lot with your boyfriend last year? If your answers to a lot of such similar questions are yes, make note of them and decide to change them in the coming year. There is no point of living one year of your life after the other if you aren’t making any progress. Make sure you change your bad habits and replace them with good ones in the coming year.

3. To grow as a person

One of the many reasons to leave behind bad habits in the New Year is to be able to grow as a person. Each year should bring in something significantly new and refreshing in your life. This could include a new resolution, habit, practice, ethic, moral or a positive change in the way of living. Growing as a person and advancing your life is possible only when you leave behind bad things in the New Year.

4. To make yourself and your loved ones happy

Why do people take New Year resolutions? Why do people decide to accomplish something new every year? It is essentially to make themselves and the people around them happy. If you think you have irked your mother enough last year with all your bad habits, it is time to let them go and make her a happy person. The same could apply to your boyfriend, husband, boss, colleague or best friend.

5. To see that life is full of possibilities

It is important to leave behind bad things in the old year because you should be able to clear your head to realize that life is full of possibilities. If you keep thinking about the past by reflecting on your mistakes for too long, you will seep deeper into it like quicksand. Free yourself of the chains of the past and embrace the potential of the future.

6. To cut yourself some slack

If you have made mistakes in the past, it is likely that you may be constantly cursing yourself for it. But there is a limit to how much you can do that. This New Year, cut yourself some slack and let your mistakes disappear with the old year. Hold on to the hope that you will get a chance to correct them in the New Year and you will be able to make them good by doing something positive.

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