First, let it be said that nobody is perfect. However, there are certain things to avoid that can really sabotage your life. Remember, you only have one life, which means you got one shot at this. I once heard a motivational speaker say, “You are the only person you can’t get away from,” so be good to yourself. Another woman I met who was dying of cancer said, “It’s a one way trip, make the best of it.”
Those words of wisdom can be broken down into eight practical things to avoid and embrace. Obviously, there are millions more examples than the eight in this list, however, the following clues on how to not sabotage your life can get you off to a good start. Some of them may be obvious, but read on anyway.
1. Too Much Social Media
Holy digital crack! Social media this, social media that! Snapchat, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, dating sites, even LinkedIn can suck you in! When does it end? People spend hours checking posts, pictures, comments and comedy all day and night! I’m guilty too. There was that viral video clip of a giant rat taking a soap covered shower while standing upright; I was mesmerized! I just couldn’t stop looking and laughing! Sure, social media is entertaining and shocking at times, but it can suck every second of your life away if you are not careful. Before you know it, five years will have gone by, and you have nothing to show for it except a clip of some girl crying over her boyfriend with too much mascara on and it’s running down her face. Seeing it in person is much more entertaining! Relax, I’m joking - LOL. But Seriously, the key here is balance.