Being offended by what people say.
There will always be people who will try to bring you down or make you feel bad about yourself. But what you need to understand is that it is your choice whether to react to their criticism or to just let it pass by you. Don’t take it personally but if you’re having a hard time, talk it over with a close friend or relative. Let it all out and most importantly, forgive yourself for allowing that person to make you feel bad about yourself.
Glorifying the meaning of “busy”.
We are living in a fast paced world where everyone is always on the run and being busy is something to be proud of. But haven’t we already crossed that line? The line between business and insanity is thin. Many of us have forgotten that taking a rest is needed for our well-being. This will not only improve the quality of our life but also the quality of our work. Taking small breaks every hour while working gives us the opportunity to freshen up and recharge.
Negative energy sources are a usual part of your daily routine.
Many of us forget to ask ourselves whether the rituals we do every day are actually a source of positive energy or the reason for our suffering. If you are constantly feeling unhappy, take time to think about your daily routine. Which parts of your routine would you like to change? What kind of people are you interacting with? What kind of blogs/magazines are you reading? The stories we tell ourselves everyday become the way we live our lives. Remember to make time for the things you love doing and to spend less time on the ones that bring you down.
Stuck in the comfort zone.
The comfort zone is the place where nothing good grows. It is highly possible that you won’t find your happiness there either. Break out of the comfort zone by doing something that is unusual for you, that you haven’t tried or you are scared of doing. And, do that weekly! It can be anything: from skydiving to ordering something new at a restaurant. Anything counts, as long as it is new for you or gets your blood rushing.
The “serious” mask
Taking life too seriously may make you feel more fearful to try new things. You slowly forget to have fun, laugh and relax. How can you fully enjoy your life journey in that case? Stop that thought by sticking a note on your mirror that says “Lighten up!” Every time you look at it remind yourself that you are the one who is making things complicated and serious. Practicing this every day will turn into a habit and you will feel the positive change in you.
Comparing yourself to others.
Constantly comparing yourself to others may leave you feeling envious because you lose focus on what’s more important – yourself. Next time you catch yourself having these thoughts, take out a piece of paper and a pen and write 5 positive things about yourself. This can uplift your spirit and make you realize that you are awesome, too!
Constantly living in the future.
Constantly living in the next moment deprives you from living in the present one, it doesn’t allow you to fully experience what’s happening right now. By doing that, you will never find joy because you will always expect it to be in the next moment. Try being aware of your present emotions, activities and the place you are right now. Experience life now!