It’s not easy to be unhappy unless you consistently do things to create your own misfortune.

The world doesn’t make you unhappy. You make yourself unhappy. Your attitude, your bank account, your body, your happiness and also your misfortune are a direct result of your daily habits.

Fortunately, together we can identify and change habits that make you unhappy.

If you often feel unhappy, avoid these mental habits:

1. Expectations of yourself and others

Hope destroys relationships. Hope destroys a good mood. Hope prevents you from doing anything. The list of hopes that bullshit can last long. The more you expect, the less you do it. The more you hope, the more disappointed you will be. The more you hope, the bitter you are. You can calmly clarify with yourself what you expect from yourself and the world and what you believe you deserve. Then let everything go.

2. Wait for approval.

No matter what you do, there will always be people who admire you for it and others who will vilify you for it. Healthy adults make decisions and take actions that they think are right.

It doesn’t matter whether your neighbor, your brother-in-law or your mother agrees. This is about your life. Don’t wait for someone else’s permission, waiting for it will make you unhappy.

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3. Compare yourself.

The enemy of happiness is comparison. There is always someone with a better car, a more attractive partner, a better body or a bigger salary. Compare yourself to yourself, even if you make progress in extra time, you win the game of life. If you lose strength compared to yourself, this is a sign that some adjustments are needed.

4. Defermentitis.

Time is very valuable. Always so, always will be. You might not be born into a rich family, have an IQ of 150, and don’t look like a movie star. But everyone is available 24 hours a day. The way you use this time determines your results. Wasting time creates stress and drama in life that no one needs. If you doubt a lot, you make your life smaller than you should and you make yourself unhappy.

5. Doubt.

Doubt is the final form of procrastination. Choosing anything means making a decision. This is a decision to survive and let life pass you by. If you are stuck between several options, just choose one. Making choices is always better than nothing. And the good thing is: You can learn how to make decisions.

6. Perfectionism.

If you are a perfectionist, nothing is good enough. This is the perfect recipe for being unhappy. Give yourself lots of opportunities to be happy, not just one. The need for perfection also creates doubt and causes doubt. Determine how well something needs to be done and allow it to happen. (By the way, there is an antidote to perfectionism)

7. Underestimate yourself.

After failing, it’s easy to lose motivation. Therefore you make yourself smaller, less confident and pile up deeply, so that you are no longer disappointed. If you expect less from yourself, you make yourself – you guessed it – deliberately unhappy.

Concentrate on your previous successes and remember which goals you have achieved. Learning to walk and talk is one of the most difficult things that humans must learn. You’ve done it. Easy rest. So you can trust yourself more calmly.

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8. Self flagellation.

Never be hard on yourself when something doesn’t work. Or better: Be nice to yourself if you really reach the toilet again. Mistakes are part of the game. Learn from it and apply the information obtained. What would your life be like if you never made a mistake again? Now honestly: has it ever helped if you scolded yourself or got angry at yourself? No. Besides that you make yourself unhappy, it doesn’t make you go anywhere.

There is good news if you are not happy. This is your own fault, which means you can fix it yourself. Poor mental habits make life chaotic (sorry for your candor). Some simple changes can have a positive impact on your happiness and mental health. Be aware of how your mental habits affect your mood and success. Make the necessary changes and jump lightly from your hamster’s wheel.

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