10 Bad Habits Working Against your Happiness


6. Trying to control everything

Control is an illusion. If you try to control everything, you will quickly become frustrated and angry. Instead, remember the only thing you can reliably control is your own reaction to the things going on around you and within you. To have command of yourself is a much more reliable source of happiness than trying to control everything around you.

7. Blaming others

Nothing great has ever come from blaming or accusing others. The way to really be happy is to be accountable for your actions and responsible for your own consequences.

8. Trying to be something you are not

Why do so many people want to be something they are not? What would it take to be happy with who you are, and celebrate your gifts and talents? Don’t compare yourself to anyone else. Look in the mirror and see who you are–and build on that foundation.

9. Living in the past or in the future

The trick is to stay in the present long enough to truly figure out what makes you happy. What memories can you create today? What choices can you make to start creating happiness?

10. Constant complaining

Did you wake up in a bed? Do you have shelter and food? Don’t take the necessities of life for granted. Be grateful for all of life’s blessings: food, health, relationships, your mind, your heart. When you catch yourself complaining, take a moment to look around you in gratitude.

At the end of the day, quit the bad habits that do not serve you, that do not make you happy, and find the things that will make you happier and healthier in mind, body, and heart.


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