When it comes to feeling good about ourselves and looking after your wellbeing there's so much advice out there about new things you should be doing, trying, eating and creating. But what I've found is that sometimes it can be as much about quitting things as it can be about doing new things.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all about productivity and creating routines that help make me feel good inside and out - but what about the things that bring us down, the things that we do, but don't always realize we're doing. With that in mind, here are five things you should quit doing right now... 
Disclaimer: Let's get one thing straight - I am sharing this blog post because I really love inspiring others to be their best selves, and that's totally what this post is about. But I'm also sharing this because most of the time I need a kick up the ass too, so yeah. 

1. Quit trying to please everyone.  Just stop. Right now. 

It's a simple fact that you can never, and will never please everyone. However much you try there will always be someone who isn't happy with what you do. And to be quite honest, it's pretty exhausting to live this way, but it's something we're all guilty of. 

If we're not trying to please someone in our real life, we're trying to please our 'followers' or 'potential followers' on Social Media. It's taken me a long time to learn that the only person worth pleasing is yourself, bottom line. End of.  I honestly think if you focus on yourself, and making choices to make yourself happy - no one can argue with that.

2. Quit putting it off. 

You know those things that you always talk about late at night with your besties? You know those ideas that keep you awake at night? You know that plan you made years ago, but never actually did? You need to quit putting them off. You need to throw caution to the wind and just do them! Like now. 

Let's me set the scene for you, I'm going to assume that if you're reading this, you're probably around your mid-20s - early 30s, give or take a few. So you've probably only got 2652 weekends left of your life, considering current life expectancy in the UK is around 81.

Now that might seem like a load of weekends, but you'll probably have kids one day - so that will take up a big portion of your free weekends, and you're probably going to want to slow down a bit in your 70s so, take off a few more. So that doesn't actually leave you with that many weekends left to do the things you actually want to do and experience in life. So quit putting it off - and get it done!

3. Quit holding on to the past. Learn from it and then move on. 

The past holds us back SO much - and we don't even realize it. And I'm not talking about that painful breakup that still gets to you or that big mistake you made after a few too many margaritas. I'm taking about shoulda, woulda, coulda mentality. 

I often find myself saying; 'If only I'd done...' or 'I wish I never...'. I constantly blame my past self for my present disappointments and It's this kind of thinking that can seriously hold you back from moving forward, achieving your goals or even just being able to think positively about yourself. The past has been and gone, and there's nada you can do about it love. You can only control your present, which will dictate your future so, it's definitely time to move on... 

4. Quit comparing yourself. She's more successful than me, she's skinnier than me, he has more talent, money, looks, friends ... etc ... etc.... 

Sound familiar?  Social media is literally everywhere, all the time, it's so hard not to get caught up in comparison. This point in itself would justify its own post, but in summary: there will always be someone bigger, better, richer, skinner etc than you. But there will never be a YOU on this planet again, and you're pretty awesome, so own it girl! 

5. Quit overthinking everything. What if? 

We all need a big spoonful of boldness sometimes, well a lot of the time. Being guilty of overthinking everything is what stops you from progressing. I mean, there are times that you should stop and think something through, but most of the time, you should just go for it! 

Some of the best things I've done and experienced in life have been done spontaneously, without overthinking. I booked a solo ticket to travel the world, I quit my job to become self-employed, I moved out of the city. If overthinking is holding you back, I encourage you to stop thinking about the negatives, and think about all the amazing things that could happen if you just went for it!