Bad Habits to Break for the New Year // CEO in Progress

Bad Habits to Break for the New Year

Although I’m crazy excited for Christmas, I’m going to jump ahead a little bit and talk about next year. It’s basically tradition to make resolutions to start new, better habits for the next year, but sometimes it’s more important to make lists of things to stop doing.

Bad habits can be the downfall of our success, hold us back, and led us to doubt ourselves. We all have these habits, and focusing on them may be a way to achieve some of your goals way easier. Here’s a list of some bad habits to part with when the ball drops.

Bad Habits to Break Up with Next Year // CEO in Progress

Fear of Failure

How are you going to achieve anything next year if you’re afraid to fail? Lose that fear and instead focus that energy on how you’re going to make your goals. One way to do this: make a list of what will happen if you fail. Once you put all of the “what-if’s” down on paper, you realize that they’re usually not worth the time you’re putting in to fret about them. Let go of the worries and put that effort in to going all out on what you want to achieve.

Surrounding Yourself with Negative People

You’re a combination of the five people you spend the most time with, so pick those that will lift you up this year. To those Negative Nancys in your life, try to part ways with them and make room for those who inspire and push you to be better. Surrounding yourself with all of this positivity will make your resolutions and dreams seems so much easier, it’s literally like walking out of fog and into the sunshine.


With so many good things in your life (although you may not see them right now), there is no need for complaining. Journal each morning about what you’re grateful for and soon you won’t want to complain about your incorrect Starbucks order or traffic. No one likes to be around someone who whines all the time, so be a Positive Patty and enjoy the good things in life.

Doubting Yourself

You are capable. You are strong. You are intelligent. Why would you think anything less? Spend less time this year doubting yourself and more time knowing that you can achieve what you set out to do. I saw a quote the other day that honestly summed up what I’m trying to say here better and more festive than I probably could:

If you can believe in Santa for 8 years, you can believe in yourself for just 5 minutes.

It’s tough to let go of the worry, but it doesn’t do you any good. Doubting yourself is just a waste of energy and time. Just believe in yourself and it will work out.

What are your bad habits your breaking up with this year? 

Let me know what you think!