NEW YORK – Everyone wants and deserves to be happy, but not everyone understands what happiness is. Happiness lies in the heart and it always comes from the inside, not the outside.
Unfortunately, people think money can buy happiness and they are trying to earn more money in order to be happy, which is the biggest mistake of unhappy people.
Read on to discover 7 worst habits of unhappy people.
1. Dwelling on the past and dreaming about the future too much
Dwelling on the past and reliving all your failures, painful memories and conflicts can hold you back from moving on with life. Similar dreaming too much about the future is never a good thing too. If we want to be happy life, we must learn to live in the present.
2. Making things more complicated
Overcomplicating life is becoming a habit these days. But I think life is too complicated to make it more complicated. While life can create unhappiness, it’s often created by us. Stop overcomplicating things and try to develop new habits that will help to make your life simpler. Life isn’t easy, but it doesn’t have to be as challenging as most of us make it.
3. Striving for perfection
Happiness has nothing to do with making everything perfect. There’s nothing perfect in the world so striving for perfection is just a waste of time and energy. Striving for perfection is harming your mind and it usually leads to low self-esteem, constant self-criticism and feeling that you’re not good enough.
4. Focusing on the negative things in life
Seeing only the negative side of every situation and dwelling on it is a sure way to be unhappy in life. There’s always a positive side of every situation, even the worst one, and it’s always possible to turn a negative situation into a positive one. Both happy and unhappy people have problems. The difference is the way they solve those problems.
5. Comparing yourself to others
Comparing yourself with others is one of the worst habit. We often compare jobs, houses, cars, relationships, money, clothes and many other things. We get upset about someone else’s success and many of us end up living someone else’s life. Comparing what you have in life to what other people have is a sure way to make yourself unhappy.
6. Limiting life
If you hold yourself back and you don’t live your life to the fullest because you’re afraid what others may say or think if you do something new or different, you need to break a habit of limiting your life. There’s nothing wrong with trying new things and everyone is unique in their own way. Unhappy people think that they know how others see them and what think about them. Stop caring about what other people think and start living your own life and doing things you like.
7. Too much focus on money
Making money is not a bad thing, but if you do it all the time, it can make you miserable. Unfortunately, most of us have this bad habit without realizing it. We believe money can do ever. Stop focusing too much on money. Embrace all your daily blessings and be thankful for everything you have in life.