You’re probably a little confused about the title, right? I mean you’re always hearing phrases like “don’t quit” and “you can do it”!
But today we are going to switch things up a bit.
Sometimes there are occasions that warrant you to quit in order for things to get better. And sometimes you know it deep down, but it takes someone else to point it out to you to acknowledge it and make it more real.
So today that person is me.
Quitting can actually be a part of goal setting. Makes sense, right? In order to reach a goal, it might require you to start or stop doing something.
I say to you today to be honest with yourself. Really think about the things in your life that you want to change. Then write them down. Make them become reality.
Here is a list of 7 reasons I thought of where quitting is a good thing, but use this list as inspiration to come up with your own:
1. quit smoking
We all know smoking is bad. Even smokers know smoking is bad. There’s no need to hear a lecture again from me. Want to finally quit smoking? Here are some resources for you:
American Cancer Society: Guide to Quitting Smoking
Dr. Mercola: 6 Things to Do Instead of Smoking
2. quit toxic relationships
Do you hang out with people that discourage you or lift you up? Maybe it’s about time to rethink some of your relationships with some people. Think of it as a detoxing of your relationships.
How do you tell if the relationship you have with someone is toxic? Follow these simple steps:
- Make a list of the first 10 people that come to your mind. This can be friends or family.
- Make a list of positive and negative traits of those people.
- Review your list and evaluate your well being against the negative traits
Do you have to cut ties with some people? Trust me…it’s OK.
When you’re done with that list, make another list of 10 people…and so on, and so forth.
3. quit with the excuses
Life is never going to be perfect, so stop looking for the perfect opportunity to start something. If you really want something you will find the time, and the money and means, to do it.
4. quit a job where you are unhappy
This sometimes is easier said than done. Sometimes you have to hold on to an unhappy job because of finances or other reasons.
If you are able to quit, then go for it! The sooner you are able to release yourself from a toxic environment, the better for your soul.
If you are not able to quit, then try your hand at a hobby on the side. Do something that makes you happy outside of work, so you have an outlet for your stress. Save up money so that you can eventually get out of that unhappy job and start doing something you really love for a living.
5. quit eating unhealthy
I know it might seem harder around the holidays, but you can make smart & healthy eating decisions if you put your mind to it.
Looking for some ideas to jump start your healthy eating habits?
Check out some tasty recipes right here on the blog
Buy my smoothie book – it’s filled with 75 smoothie recipes!
6. quit thinking negatively
We are our own worse nightmares. Our negative thoughts can really get the best of us. Learning how to turn your negative thoughts into positive ones may take some time, but you can do it.
7. quit quitting
So when you finally start heading in the right direction now you need to stick with it. Lesson here: don’t quit when you’re doing good.
What other reason can you think of where quitting is good?
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