December 23, 2019

Five Things You Must Stop Doing Before The New Year by fabwoman

Five Things You Must Stop Doing Before The New Year

In less than 10 days, we will be saying bye-bye to 2019 and then the new year resolutions begin to roll in.

New Year resolutions are good and a great way to start of the year but we are all guilty of not abiding by these resolutions.

As a matter of fact, by the end of January, most people go back to their old way of life and the cycle continues year in, year out.
The truth is making these resolutions are easy but not breaking them is where the work lies.

It is, therefore, a matter of necessity to drop bad habits in the old year before the commencement of a new one, more like 'out with old, in with the new' kind of thing.

As 2020 approaches, here are 5 major habits you need to drop before December 31st.

1.Zero Prayer Life
2.Lavish money spending /Spendthrift
3. Laziness
4.Moving with the wrong friends
5.Not setting goals for the year

Whether you are a Christian or Muslim, having a good prayer life is key to anything you want to accomplish. 2019 may have been tough and rough for you, maybe you even started on a prayerful note but you backslid along the way, not to worry as God's grace is always sufficient.

Make it a point of duty to put God first in all your activities for 2020. If you are a Christian, most likely, your church may start the new year with fasting and prayer programs.

Endeavor to participate from start to finish and watch God turn your life around for good. Whatever you desire will surely come to pass.

If you are a spendthrift, get in here. You are probably reading this article and your account is in red just because you can't keep your money in the bank. While everybody is doing #DettyDecember, you are probably in your house thinking about your life and all the mistakes you made in the year.

Perhaps you are the person everybody runs to when they are broke because you can't manage money properly, well, 2020 is just in a few days for you to start on a clean slate.

You can start by drawing up a budget that can serve as a guide on how you spend money. Try to curb excessive and impulsive buying and spending as much as you can and learn to say NO when the need arises.

It will in turn help you save money for the rainy days.

Having a lazy attitude to life can be dangerous. Laziness in any form, either personal, career-wise, education can be detrimental to one's success. For example, not being able to do stuff on your own is a form of laziness.

Being dependent on people and lazy is not a good trait to take into 2020. Try to seek help if it's the chronic type so that you don't become envious and depressed when your mates are achieving their goals.

There is a popular adage that says 'Show me your friend and I tell you who you are'. Yet another says 'Bird of a feather flock together'.

In retrospect, if those you call friends didn't add positively to your life in 2019, maybe the friendships were even one-sided and you were the one doing most of the work, then its time to say goodbye.

You do not need bad or negative energy in the new year as you are better off alone than with the wrong people.

Goals are important as they form a guideline that keeps you on track which leads to a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Having set goals makes it easier to have a direction on what you need to have achieved by the end of the year.

If you are not one to set goals for yourself, you may need to drop that habit right away.

Start by getting a yearly goal planner or booklet which can serve as a guide. There are online versions too if you don't want the hard copy format.

There you have it, stop these things in 2019 and watch your life transform in the New Year.

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