10 Things We Ought to Leave in 2017

Picture from this New Year's eve

Have you noticed? It’s a new year!

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Finally, the Earth reached the arbitrary point on its year-long journey around the sun, that mean we can finally start improving ourselves again!

I’m not here to hate on people who make New Years resolutions, even though I don’t have them myself. But I think they fundamentally come from a good place, and it’s not wrong to want to improve yourself, do better.

I want to talk about the things we should all leave to rot back in 2017, so we can focus our energy on being amazing and kind this year.

Well, at least this is what I wish we could toss overboard!

Restrictive diets… but if January teaches us anything, it’s that diet culture is still alive and well

Worrying… The amount of time I’ve wasted in 2017 worrying about something that never happened is ridiculous. I want to move past this, and believe more in myself this year.

Calling self-care selfish… It’s absolutely necessary, not narcissistic, for you to take care of your own needs.

Doubts from the past… Because what has passed is done, and you can’t change it. Being caught in the past can stop you from paying attention to the opportunities lying right in front of you.

Being proud of always being busy… Current culture certainly celebrates being constantly busy, but the human mind and body don’t handle that kind of stress well. There’s nothing cool about reaching total burnout, so let’s all remember to take some time off to recharge and just do what we enjoy.

The Instagram algorithm… It’s been around for a while, and I still hate. It’s not showing me the best from the people I follow, it’s just a mess.

Misogyny…  A girl can dream, right? (and while we’re at it, let’s not continue to be racist either).

Unrealistic expectations of perfection… Whoever you think lives a perfect life, it’s an illusion. Comparing yourself to that illusion only brings feelings of inadequacy. Constantly striving for perfection stops you from seeing how good what you already have is, because you’re using a reference point that’s completely off the scale. Happiness doesn’t come from achievements but from appreciation.

Leave behind social media… at least sometimes. I think social media is amazing, but spending too much time on there can mess with your head, and not in a good way (see the point above). 

Body shaming… Can we please stop bullying people because of what their body looks like? It doesn’t do anyone any good.

What do you want to leave in 2017?

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