There are many positive changes that you can make in the New Year to add to your overall wellbeing; however it is possible that an even more effective approach could be the process of eliminating the negative habits in your life that are weighing you down. Remember to always keep your corporate core values be the forefront of each year. Make it a resolution to end with these three things that could be having a negative impact on your life, without you even realizing it.


This is an all too common offender for most people. You find yourself in a meeting or working on a project when you have an idea that you feel could be very helpful and that is when your self-doubt kicks in. You start to second guess yourself or become afraid of what other people might think, so you keep quiet and don’t offer your suggestion. You have to remember that your opinion matters and that it could in fact be very beneficial.


This green monster tends to sneak his way into your thoughts leading to frustration and the above-mentioned “self-doubt.” This can be a tough habit to break, but it can also be one of the most beneficial to you. If you only focus on yourself and what you can accomplish then you are far less likely to be disappointed in, or doubt yourself.

Agreeing to Everything

Saying no is hard for some people to do. You feel obligated to say yes to whatever the task may be. When this happens you become stretched far too thin and begin to feel overwhelmed. This will cause you to not be as productive or efficient in any of the tasks that you are trying to accomplish, so it is okay to say no. By saying no to some things you are ultimately doing everyone involved a favor, and taking care of yourself at the same time.

So this year make the conscious decision to cut out the negative instead of piling on the positive. You will be amazed at the positive impact that it has on your life, in all aspects. You will feel better, be more productive, and best of all gain more confidence in you!


About the Blog: Culture Counts is a blog devoted to the discussion of law firm culture and corporate core values. Frequent topics include positive work environment, conscious capitalism, entrepreneurial management, positive workplace culture, workplace productivity, and corporate core values

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