8 Things Making Your Life Harder than it Should Be

· March 30, 2017
Life is hard enough without making it even harder by having an attitude that doesn't get you anywhere. Learn about 8 things that are making your life more difficult than it should be. 

All of us face situations at some point or another that put our physical and mental abilities to the test. Life hands us challenges that, over time, help us mature and become stronger.

Sometimes, however, we see difficulties that aren’t there. We even create obstacles that keep us from getting where we want to be.

The problem is that we’re not always aware we’re doing this. We let it use up our energy and disregard the damage it’s to doing us.

That’s why it’s essential to know which factors depend on our attitude and when we should let them go so they don’t hold us back.

Here, we’ll talk about 8 things that are making your life unnecessarily harder.

Pay attention and learn to let them go.

1. Seeing bad intentions where there aren’t any

Sometimes, our friends and other people close to us do things that end up offending us way too much without even meaning to.

If they spend time with other people, decide to take some time for themselves, or make a decision without considering you, this can make you read negativity between the lines.

But why make up bad intentions like this?

Happy people don’t take things personally and understand that people need their own space.

2. Making comparisons

Comparing yourself with other people or being jealous of their success is one of the worst habits you can have for your emotional health.

Looking around and thinking everyone else is having a better time creates negative feelings that just rob your time and joy.

3. Not looking ahead

Every experience you go through, as bad as it may seem, has something positive to contribute to your life.

There will always be obstacles in your way, as well as mistakes. However, that doesn’t mean that what comes from them will always be bad.

Change your perspective and look ahead. This doesn’t just allow you to overcome difficulties, but also somehow helps you make better decisions.

Looking at things positively, accepting your mistakes, and seeing the simple part of complicated things are all ways of lightening the load that’s making your way seem so hard.

4. Waiting for “a sign”

As much as you may want it, you’re not going to get “a sign” to tell you when it’s the right time to make a decision.

While your intuition or something unusual happening can help, waiting for these things can be a waste of precious time.

Opportunities are always there ready for you to take them. However, you have to actively look for them and fight for them. You can’t just sit there waiting for that sign without getting up and doing something.

5. Not taking risks

Fears and your own comfort zone are your number one enemy if you want to make a significant change in your life.

If you don’t take any risks and you stay frozen in one place, scared of the possible consequences, you’ll never progress.

Instead of waiting for something to give you assurance, you’ll thank yourself later if you take a risk without looking back.

6. Having unrealistic expectations

Waiting for an answer, attitude, or situation that has no reason to happen is a very common mistake people make.

Unrealistic expectations lead to frustration and thus make you unhappy.

While it’s wonderful if they do come true, it’s best to keep them realistic in order to avoid disappointment later on.

7. Letting people steal your time

Toxic people always find a way to steal your valuable time and, if possible, your energy.

This kind of person gets in the way of your ideals. They do everything they can to keep them from happening, and are a real burden in your life.

Selfishness, negativity, and envy often dress themselves up as “friends” and create difficulties and pain in your life. This may be difficult to accept, but it’s true.

Check out this article: How to Identify and Distance Yourself from Toxic Friendships

8. Wanting to get along with everyone

Despite your good intentions, you won’t always get along with every person that crosses your path.

Wanting to get along with everyone is exhausting, especially when there are big personality differences.

The best thing to do is to be tolerant of others and keep your distance from those who, for whatever reason, decide they don’t like you.

Are you ready to take these things out of your life? Try to work on them as soon as you can and you’ll realize how much they’ve been weighing you down.