Top Ten Everyday Things You’re Doing to Ruin Your Life

The Top Ten
1 Comparing your life to others

I struggled with this a lot before until I found it was unproductive. It's almost as if you are playing mind games with yourself, perceiving everyone else as if they're pawns to beat. You don't need to walk the same path as others. I've almost made the decision that "oh, I must do that skill more so that I can be better than him," and you start believing you should treat every activity as an indicator of status.

You see someone who is superior at one certain thing, and you want to practice that thing for the sake of surpassing them, not because you are inspired or love it. This leads to burning out, thinking you are an inferior person compared to others whenever you fail. That mindset is not the way to live life, in my opinion.

2 Complaining about everything

Living a life of complaints doesn't take you anywhere but will leave you disappointed, frustrated, and angry. You need to channel the energy you use to complain into something worthwhile.

Really sad. Complaining doesn't get you what you want and it annoys others around you.

3 Procrastinating

Stop waiting for things to be perfect before you take action. Go out there and do what needs to be done to make your life perfect.

I do this all of the time. It's so fun...

Until the night before it's due.

Guilty as charged. I always kick the can.

4 Overthinking the past

It can cause you to get lost in the past while you should be worrying about the present.

5 Worrying about the future

I honestly don't worry about the future. You can't fight fate. What will be, will be. So why worry?

The only time I worry about the future is when I'm making decisions. I ask myself, Will I regret this?

6 Telling big lies

Many take on lives that are not theirs. They pretend and live under false guises. You have to be completely honest about who you are and live true to that.

Funny thing: I'm a big-time liar in real life but very honest online.

7 Not forgiving

You can't take life too seriously. People will hurt you and you will hurt others. Holding onto grudges or anger will only blind you from focusing on what is truly important.

You should never hold a grudge against anyone for anything.

8 Believing that ideas don’t have consequences

It's also very unhealthy to get overly hung up on the consequences.

9 Believe that this life is all about you

No, it isn't. You should learn how to give your own life meaning, not relying on someone else.

10 Insulting others
The Contenders
11 Ignoring the important questions of life
12 Not listening to yourself

Listening to myself is usually counterproductive.

Try to do more in life you like and less you don't like.

13 Bullying
14 Smoking
15 Playing video games
16 Watching the news
17 Being jealous of others
18 Swearing

I am trying to swear less. It just isn't appealing.

19 Read the same book over and over again
20 Worrying about the opinions of others
21 Not working toward a career
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