Three Habits That Are Making You Unhappy

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Finding happiness and contentment in life is one of the biggest challenges we all face. When things aren’t going the way that you want to, it’s difficult to keep your spirits up. A lot of people put their unhappiness down to outside factors that they cannot control. While there are things that you cannot change that will affect your happiness, the only person in control of your life is you and often, it is bad habits that make us unhappy. If you can change those things about your life, you can be a lot happier. These are some of the bad habits that are making you unhappy.

Comparing Yourself To Others

Studies into social media have found that excessive use can lead to feelings of depression. The reason for that is that you’re constantly comparing yourself to the lives of others and in doing that, thinking that your own life is not as good. The problem is, what people are posting on social media is just the highlights of their life, all of the good without any of the bad. In reality, they have all of the same problems that you do and constantly comparing your life to a false version of others is just going to damage your confidence. This habit extends beyond the online world as well, and no good can come of it. You need to learn to be happy with what you have and not spend your time wishing that your life was like the people around you. It’s also a good idea to cut down your social media use if you are on there all the time.

Excessive Spending

Money worries are one of the leading causes of stress and if that stress gets out of hand, it can quickly take over your life. People will often say that they can’t avoid getting into debt because the cost of living is too high, but that’s usually not the case. If you’re very careful about your spending, you should be able to live within your means. If you have large debts, that’s really going to cause stress so you need to clear them as soon as possible. When debts are spread over lots of different repayments, it can be hard to keep track of and plan a budget to pay them all off. You can make things a lot more manageable if you take out secured loans and consolidate all of your debts into one simple repayment, you’ll find it a lot easier to pay them off quickly.

Waiting For Things To Come To You

One of the worst things you can do is say to yourself that things will work themselves out and you’ll be happy when they do because often, they won’t. If you’re unhappy with your current situation, nobody else is going to come along and change things for you. You have to be proactive and decide what is making you unhappy and what you want out of life. Then go out there and work for it.

It’s easy to blame outside factors for your unhappiness but the truth is, you can do something about it.

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