12 Signs You Are Making Your Life Harder Than It Already Is. . .

Life was so much easier when we were kids. Somehow, while handling all those responsibilities and being independent – we all grew up. Nevertheless, there are times when we create our own problems and make our life harder than it already is. If you are also going through the same phase, then you have come to the right place. Look for these signs and try to untangle your life from various complications.

  1. You can’t let go of your past
    By being stuck in your past, you won’t be able to accept what your present has to offer. You can either spend your entire life looking back or turn the page to a better tomorrow.
  2. You don’t know how to define boundaries
    You let people walk in and out of your life way too easily, which makes you question yourself. Try to understand that without setting boundaries, almost every relationship can turn toxic in the end.
  3. You expect way too much
    You are a giver and never hesitate to walk an extra mile for others. Though, when you expect the same from your loved ones, it only disappoints you. Try to lower your expectations to get a reality check.
  4. You don’t have a defined schedule
    Every morning, you pledge to go to bed early – only to break it afterward. You don’t have a fixed schedule, which affects your work and personal life. All of this takes a toll on your lifestyle.
  5. You are not a risk-taker
    The biggest risk in life is not taking any risk at all. You always go with a safer option, which lands you an average spot.
  6. You always see the glass half-empty
    Even before taking a significant decision, you always think of the bad things that can happen to you. You have an overly pessimistic approach, which doesn’t let you live your life to the fullest.
  7. You don’t work on your priorities
    Since you haven’t defined your priorities, you always find yourself juggling different things simultaneously. This doesn’t make you live in the moment.
  8. You always compare your life with others
    Every one of us has a different journey. Too often, you compare your struggle and adversities with others. This only ends up making you a victim of your own thoughts.
  9. You seek social acceptance rather than self-satisfaction
    You want to do things in order to make your parents happy or live up to certain social parameters. While doing so, you are ready to compromise with your happiness and self-esteem.
  10. You don’t learn from your mistakes
    We all make mistakes, but those who are not able to learn from them tend to fall into the same pit over and over again. Don’t let your mistakes be your regrets. Instead, learn from them and make them a life lesson.
  11. You don’t express your emotions
    You find it hard to express emotions like grief or resentment, which only kills you from inside. Don’t be afraid and let it all out. Trust me – you will feel better. Without acknowledging your feelings, you won’t be able to heal your heart and be a better person.
  12. You think that you will always be happy
    This is one of those silly mistakes that most of us commit. We think that we will always be happy. Just like sadness, happiness also comes as a phase. Instead of chasing happiness, be content. Try to find peace and you would stop chasing everything else on your own.

It is time to let go of your past and start accepting life the way it is. If you think you are also committing these mistakes, then try to bring a much-needed change in your life. Things will get better. All you need to do is work on your attitude – one day at a time.

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