Things to Drop this New Year To be a Better Person

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What does the beginning of a New year mean to you? Is it just a change in the calendar date or an opportunity to ring out the old and ring in the new? Typically, many people tend to start their year with “resolutions” – things that they have meant to do for a while but been putting off. It gives a fresh start at such things because gives an opportunity to look back and see how further you really are from the goals you set. Here are 5 things to drop this year for a more positive, rewarding experience:

1. Drop People, Who Pull You Down

One of the simplest and biggest favors you can do to your soul this new year is to move away from people you dislike. You may dislike someone for a variety of reasons – because they are sarcastic, do mean things or simply don’t match your thought wave length. Meeting and talking to such people only leave you seething in anger. So, drop such people from your friend list. Connect with people, who make you happy. Your life will automatically be happier!

2. Drop Binge Eating this New Year

Not just because you want to lose weight, binge eating can have long term side effects. It is often cited as a cause to several “lifestyle” diseases. So, this new year, drop binge eating on fried, fatty and instant foods and turn to healthy and fresh to meet those untimely hunger pangs. One of the simplest tricks in the book is to not buy or keep any binge snacks in your house. So, even if you are tempted, you’ll not find anything to binge on.

3. Drop Impulse Shopping

With online shopping sites offering so many discounts and sales throughout the year, it is very difficult to train the mind to ignore the tempting offers and go easy on the wallet. Tell yourself that with the current pattern, someone or the other is always offering a discount during a holiday, long weekend, end of season, end of reason and so forth. If you don’t really need it, then don’t buy it. It is also useful to stick to a monthly budget for online shopping.

4. Drop Your Smartphone

Oops! Not really! But we all know for a fact that smartphones have taken up a big chunk of time in our daily lives. Be it answering the incessant pings on Whatsapp or following all our friends’ lives on Facebook knowing what they ate and where they went, smart phones have converted our desires into necessities. They’ve smartly eaten away the real family and friend time. So, this new year make sure you make some “me time” and “family time”.

5. Drop Procrastination

We all have a bucket list of the things we want to do, places we want to travel to, movies to watch and hobbies to pick up. And, we’ve put off a lot of these into a bucket called “tomorrow” or “later” because we are too busy today. Drop procrastinating and take up one thing a month that you’ve really wanted to do, whether it is to learn to play the guitar or meet up with an old friend. So, stop thinking and start doing!

New Year resolutions are essentially just a to-do list with a fancy start date. What makes our list interesting is that it is not about creating new things to do but putting an end to things that make you unhappy.

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24 thoughts on “Things to Drop this New Year To be a Better Person

  1. i agree with dropping people who drag you down but its hard when that person is related to you and your family is so hurt and upset by you not wanting the negativity in your life

  2. Ha ha haa you had me there at Drop your smart phone …miss smarty! BUT You must definitely drop it at some point in the day and give your loved ones some lovin!

    I agree with every single point yo have made about the things to drop in the new year! Its like a new beginning so we must take stock, drop somethings and adopt some new ones…so we can drop them in the end too maybe or have a happy new habit lol!

  3. Those make a lot of sense. It’s definitely a must to drop toxic people and to have a healthier diet. Shopping should be in moderation and of course your use of smartphones.

  4. So far I’m doing really well at the impulse shopping and procrastination! Binge eating is still a struggle when there’s delicious food around though! haha

  5. These are some great tips. Impulse shopping used to be one of my weaknesses but I am so much better now. I don’t want unnecessary clutter so I don’t buy what I don’t need.

  6. great list. i need to shop shopping or at least make better lists. i usually get what’s on the list and then a ton more. we dont need all that.

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