If we ask you what one of the most important takeaways from 2021 is, you’ll probably say lessons. 2021 was a great year for some and a terrible year for others, but one thing they all had in common was the experience that followed.
While most of us end the year with regrets and resentment, it’s time to dust ourselves off and swear not to make the same mistakes again in the coming year.
Here are five 2021 mistakes you should avoid.
Over trusting people
Most of us can relate to the feeling of disclosing too many details to a stranger and then wondering, “How much is too much?” This is one of the most common errors that people make. While it is acceptable to share your emotions with others, it is not acceptable to place too much trust in others. So, in 2022, make a resolution to not trust anyone you meet simply because they seem like a nice person. Take your time getting to know people before deciding whether or not to trust them.
Playing the blame game
Again, this is something that many of us are guilty of. It can be difficult for people to accept their mistakes and move on at times. Playing the blame game is an easy way out in this situation. This not only ruins relationships, but it also gives the impression that you are unwilling to accept responsibility for your mistakes. So, don’t play the game and instead be a bigger person by accepting your mistakes and not repeating them in the future.
Crying over losses
A shattered relationship? Is it a failed business? A job loss? Don’t cry over anything. Crying over what has already occurred exhausts you. Instead, put your energy into learning new skills, honing your existing ones, and seeking out better people in your life. This will keep you occupied and relieve you of unnecessary stress.
Giving multiple chances to people
Those who are keepers understand what it’s like to give people multiple chances. We’re all ready to trust the same person again after just one apology. While this is undoubtedly a reflection of your generous personality, many people can benefit from it. So, be wise enough to know when to forgive and when to forget a person. Instead of falling for their enticing words, consider their actions. Give your partner another chance if you discover him or her cheating on you and he or she comes to apologize. However, do not make this a habit. Know when it’s time to let go.
We’ve all done it at least once. We struggle to please people and get into their good graces, whether it’s to save a relationship or to get a promotion. However, in the process, we frequently lose ourselves and mess up our personalities. So, in 2022, accept your flaws, have faith in your abilities, and remember that those who recognise your value will find a way to be with you.