Saturday, 4 January 2014

7 bad habits to quit - if you want to get more done in 2014

What are you planning to quit in 2014? Smoking? Booze? Chocolate? I always say I could give up all three - but I'm no quitter!

But if you'd like to get more done in 2014, here are 7 bad habits you SHOULD quit, according to Californian motivational speaker and author Shawn Anderson:

HABIT #1: Quit hanging out on Facebook. 

"Facebook is a fun way to kill time," Anderson says. "But that's what it does: it kills time. Time that could be used to create, inspire and build." 

HABIT #2: Quit Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

"Filling our heads with unedifying TV doesn't do a lot to help us achieve a better life," Anderson comments. "Instead, exchange an hour of TV time to build your own dream rather than a celebrity's dream." 

HABIT #3: Quit staying up late. 

"The surest way to be unmotivated on a Monday is to stay up late on a Sunday. Want to feel energized? Watch a few more sunrises."

HABIT #4: Quit spending money you don't have. 

"Having the freedom to do what you want in life starts with not being chained down by financial obligations. Give your credit card a rest."

HABIT #5: Quit working at a job you hate. 

"Nothing saps the life out of you more than working at a job you hate. Find something else."

HABIT #6: Quit hanging out with negative people. 

"If you have people in your life who drain you of all that is positive, ask yourself 'Why in the world are they even in my life?'"

HABIT #7: Quit pointing fingers. 

"Take a massive leap forward and take responsibility for where you are in your life. It's not your boss's fault...or your spouse's...or the government's that you're not where you want to be. It's your own cause-and-effect decisions that have you sitting where you are."

"Why would we ever want to live a life that makes us unhappy?" Anderson says. "We read everywhere about what we need to do to be successful. But I believe if we just change a few of our habits, we'd be much closer to leading a life we love." Anderson continues, "Sure some of the seven items on the list may sound harsh, but if we don't stop doing them, the lousy results we will produce later will feel a lot harsher."

All sounds good to me. For more positivity from Shawn visit

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