11 Common Habits Of Highly Unhappy People
Stop right there. Are you guilty of these common habits of highly unhappy people? Before you continue reading on, you need to be warned that adapting any number of these habits below may lead to a spiraling, massively unhappy and unsuccessful life. To avoid this pitfall, it is important to know them and consciously avoid them.
While it is true that everyone will feel unhappy from time to time, and we all have our fair share of failures, habitual unhappiness does not have to be a way of life. If you care about how you feel and whether your life is successful, the good news is you can make changes, and happiness will be within your grasp.
Here Are 11 Common Habits Of Highly Unhappy People:
1. They bring people down.
Unhappy people have this habit of trying to bring others down. This one falls in the “misery loves company” bucket. Whether it’s not giving credit where credit is due, starting rumors, or just talking badly about others, unhappy people will bring people down.
2. They act like a victim.
We all go through ups and downs in life. Victimhood is a surefire way, however, to feel unhappy. People who constantly play the role of a victim when things don’t go the way they want are not taking responsibility or engaging the power that all people have. Instead, they remain in a state of unhappiness by blaming others or their life circumstances.
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3. They are impulsive.
People who act on their emotions, instinct, or impulse are known to be impulsive. An example is someone who sees an item at the shop and impulsively buys it without really thinking through whether they need it, without looking around for a better deal, or coming back another time.
Impulsive people tend to go about life in a careless manner without thinking things through, often leading them to great unhappiness.
4. They get caught up in the drama.
Unhappy people have a way of getting caught up in the drama that sometimes unfolds in life. Not only that, but they often have a tendency to create unnecessary drama as well.
5. They’re not grateful.
Happy people have a habit of being grateful for whatever arises in their lives. In good times, they are grateful. In difficult times, they know that whatever arises, it is meant to be and will help them grow stronger.
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Unhappy people are in the habit of feeling the opposite. They have a hard time seeing the big picture and often forget to be thankful for what they have.
6. They don’t actively try to make things better.
Unhappy people have a habit of accepting the status quo and not making an effort to change their lives. Maybe it is their health or their relationships or even their eating habits. Regardless, unhappy people accept the way things are and don’t try to make things better.
7. They’re simply negative.
With every opportunity, with every conversation, with every situation, unhappy people can’t seem to see the positive. In fact, they almost seem to relish in the negative. They never have a hard time finding something to complain about or someone to criticize.
8. They don’t learn from their mistakes.
Not learning from your mistakes is an easy way to repeat them and to also keep yourself in a perpetual state of unhappiness. Mistakes are simply a moment in time and can be changed the next time. Sure, it takes a conscious effort, but making the same mistakes over and over is not required.
9. They talk (a lot) and don’t listen much.
Unhappy people somehow frequently end up being the ones who talk the most. They usually don’t have positive things to say. On the other hand, they also have this tendency to enjoy giving out unsolicited advice.
10. All talk and no walk.
The road to success is all about failing yet getting back up to try again. Happy and successful people know this, and this is exactly why they are happy and successful. Unhappy people are a different story. They have a habit of being prone to either not try at all or giving up on things after the first sign of defeat.
11. They opt for the easy way out.
Choosing the easy way out is usually safer, but comes with less reward and less of a sense of accomplishment. This habit also leads to less happiness.
If you are not much aware, those are some of the most common habits of highly unhappy people; strive your best to avoid them.