6 Toxic Behaviours That Are Holding You Back From Achieving Your Goals

Unleash your true potential by breaking out from the behaviours that have prisoned your self-growth

Drashti Shroff
5 min readMar 2


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The best form of self-care is self-improvement.

As we grow old, we become more self-aware. We aspire to build a healthy self-state, physically and mentally. Sooner or later, we prioritise self over other things in life.

Choosing to leave behind toxicity can be highly refreshing.

As an emotionally sensitive person, I too, am fighting self-doubt, insecurities and fears. Every day, I battle my negative thoughts and try to feed confidence to my soul, through self-talk. Just like you, my goal is also to optimise my productivity and channelise my emotions as strength.

After a lot of reflections and introspection, I could identify 6 unhealthy behaviours that I engage in.

These behaviours are very common and popular. Instead of helping you become more confident and mentally sound, they pull you back in the chaos of self-harm and self-abuse. That is why, it is extremely important to spot them, address them and ultimately, stop engaging with them.

They are:


Acknowledging your mistake and apologising for the harm caused, is a great virtue.

But have you considered that many times, you apologise for the wrong reasons or even when you did not actually commit a mistake? A ‘sorry’ always comes in so handy when you feel unnecessarily guilty for something that was beyond your control. We think we are being polite by apologising but the hard-hitting fact is that saying ‘sorry’ has nothing to do with how humble you are.

For instance, so many of us say sorry for laughing or talking or walking in a certain way.

Research indicates that people who over-apologise suffer from low self-esteem and false guilt. Experts suggest that a good way to address this behaviour is by replacing ‘sorry’ with ‘thank you’. Instead of feeling guity, feel appreciative of the other person and thank them for being considerate.



Drashti Shroff

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