20 Dumb Ways You Settle For Less

We all have habits and daily routines, but some of those habits can unconsciously keep us from reaching our goals.

As spring kicks in, I've started a personal fear cleanse and completely overhauled my life, starting with removing thought patterns, people and habits that no longer serve me. The results have been tremendous. I've lost weight, gained self-confidence and self-love. My career is flourishing, and I'm more present and peaceful in every area of my life.

If you want to be happy and healthy, consider giving up these 20 things:

1. Settling for something because you think it's the best you can get.

2. Changing yourself to get someone to like you.

3. Believing that your personal worth is tied to the number on the scale.

4. Trusting your head over your heart.

5. Worrying about your future.

6. Giving up on your dreams.

7. Believing other people’s opinions of you matter.

8. Clinging to expectations.

9. Judging and comparing yourself to others.

10. Avoiding your true feelings.

11. Letting your fear hold you back.

12. Talking badly about yourself to yourself and others.

13. Poor health habits and an unhealthy body.

14. Focusing on what you don't want.

15. Gossiping. Blaming. Manipulating.

16. Working too hard.

17. Staying in any situation that doesn't serve you.

18. Eating sugar.

19. Holding on to resentments.

20. Looking outside of yourself to find your happiness.


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About the Author

Shannon Kaiser has been labeled a modern thought leader on the rise by CafeTruth. She is the bestselling author of “Find Your Happy, an Inspirational Guide to Loving Life to Its Fullest,” and the founder of the website PlayWithTheWorld.com, which was awarded Top 75 Best Personal Growth Websites and top 100 Self-Help Blogs on the internet by The Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Connect on her author Facebook Page @Shannon Kaiser Writes or Twitter.

She left her successful career in advertising to follow her heart and be a writer, life coach, inspirational speaker, travel writer and author. She is a five-time contributing author to Chicken Soup for The Soul. Shannon’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, Good Day New York, and Inside Edition. She’s writing her next book The Mental Makeover (Berkley/ Penguin Random House 2015).

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