It’s that time of the year again when you evaluate your life and add habits that align with your New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, this tradition often tends to get a bid of a bad rap because every end of the year, you realize that those habits didn’t really work for you. As you start a new leaf this year, why don’t you try to let go of some old habits that keep you from living your best life?

Here are 6 toxic habits that you need to eliminate to live a happier life this 2020:

1. Comparing your life to others on social media

In this time and age, it is difficult to imagine life without social media. However, there are times when the disadvantages of using social media outweigh the advantages. This happens when you start comparing your life to others’ lives by making yourself believe that everything you see in this virtual world is true. Remember, social media is a highlight reel and it sometimes tends to reduce you to a jealous onlooker.

2. Letting fear stop you from doing things that make you happy

You deserve to live a happy life. If you let fear hold you back from doing things that you want to do, then you are not living your best life. This year, try to let go of your fears and take the courage to do the things that make you happy. As mental health expert Anthony Freire said, on your deathbed, you don’t want to be kicking yourself for not having completed your bucket list for any reason, especially fear.

3. Endlessly worrying about things you can’t control

While worrying is a normal part of life, it becomes detrimental if you develop the habit of focusing on the bad things. Instead of endlessly worrying about things, try looking for solutions and working on situations that you have no control of. It also helps to accept the fact that there are certain things in life that you cannot change, and that all things come to pass.

4. Holding grudges

One of the reasons people are not happy with their lives is that they hold grudges against other people. If you are the type of person who holds anger for longer than necessary, then decide to change now. Holding grudges is not only toxic for your physical health but for your mental health as well. As you welcome the new year, let go of your old baggage and forgive those who have wronged you.

5. Always considering what other people think of you

As the saying goes, what other people think of you is none of your business. If you always think about what other people will think of you or say about you, then you are being too hard on yourself. Be firm about your personal beliefs and values and be grounded in them, and don’t let yourself be swayed by other people’s thoughts. You can’t please everybody, so just do what makes you happy, as long as you don’t step on other people’s toes.

6. Believing that you are always right

It’s not bad to strive to win an argument if you believe that you are really right, but if you are doing it at the expense of a good relationship, then it’s not worth it. You don’t always have to win an argument, especially if you are simply fighting for the sake of being right. Don’t engage in interactions that lead to negative self-talk and anxiety, or else you’ll only come out on the losing end.