It’s the first day of the year. And while the end of one year and start of the next is somewhat arbitrary, this can be a great time to channel the energy into something useful. It’s time to think about the year ending and what you want to leave with it. Leaving daily habits behind requires focused action, personal discipline and lots of energy every day to make things happen. So, don’t let old daily habits hold you back. Start your adventure in the New Year building these simple yet essential habits for a happier and more productive life.

Here are 5 daily habits we suggest you to leave behind by 2022 that will help you to massively uplevel your life in the New Year.

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Bad Sleep Schedule

Nothing can significantly improve your mental and physical well-being simultaneously the way sleeping properly can. Getting proper sleep can help with mood, appetite, and general well-being. You will also feel less irritable and prone to midnight snacking. Hence, improve your daily habits with this suggestion and let 2023 be the year you finally master your sleep schedule.

Stress Eating

We live in an age where every person, whether studying or working, has some or the other stress. But, when you try to counter this stress by overeating, it becomes one of the daily habits that needs to be cut out from your life. Stress eating results in excessive eating of food that we sometimes intake because we are occupied with the tension in our minds.

This makes us eat without thinking which can make us obese and even result in hillness. The best resort to counter this bad habit is never eating while watching the television or when we are in rush of time. Also, do not overthink while eating. Put your thought process to digest the food in front of you.

Being Negative

If you are constantly thinking negative thoughts and speaking negative things to yourself and others soon enough no one will want to hang around you. No one wants to around someone that constantly sees the bad in all situations. You don’t have to be like that, stop the negative self talk, stop doubting yourself, stop hating yourself. Learn to speak good things to yourself and others, it’s not going to cost you anything and it will definitely make you feel better.

Be positive, it doesn’t matter what the situation is or what you’ve been through. Good things still happen, there’s always light at the end of the tunnel, be your light as well as a light to others. Be positive and help others be positive. Negativity is not something anyone likes and I know sometimes you can’t just help it but you can try by saying or thinking something positive each day until it becomes a habit. Leave negativity and embrace positivity and gratitude, it is what’s best for you in the New Year.

Phone Obsession

Don’t be too hard on yourself—smartphones are purposely designed to steal your attention and keep you hooked. Giving up your phone forever probably isn’t an option, but in our opinion this is one of the daily habits to leave behind by 2022 to approach the New Year with less stress.

Set rules for yourself, such as: no phone at meal time; keep your phone far from where you sleep; do a time audit of how long you spend on certain apps; and summon the willpower not to look at it the minute you feel the urge or get a notification. If you need to, turn off notifications for the most distracting or enticing apps. Also, think of how unpleasant it feels to be with someone who would rather look at their phone than look at you, listen to you, talk to you.

Don’t Make Time for Yourself

Lastly, in the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, don’t forget to take out time for yourself. Start setting some time out in the week to do something you love or absolutely nothing at all. This will lead to an enhanced mood and help you relax. Taking some time off to unwind can do wonders for your mood, mental health, and self-esteem. Do at least one thing every day that makes you feel good. Listen to music, learn a new skill, take a long bubble bath, or prepare a nice meal. Whatever floats your boat!

Leaving these daily habits behind require determination, oodles of patience and constant effort. Maybe it’ll take just a few weeks or maybe the whole year, it doesn’t matter how long it takes to build the habit as long as you don’t give up.