This Is How You Ruin Your Own Happiness, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

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(March 21st to April 19th)
As an Aries, you’re sabotaging your happiness by holding yourself to an unrealistic set of standards. There’s nothing wrong with setting the bar high, and it’s great that you strive to be the best you can be. But you’re neglecting what’s really important in life by doing so. Your life might look great on paper, but until you can slow down and take a step back, and truly appreciate life for what really matters, your happiness will continue to stay on the back burner where you left it.


(April 20th to May 21st)
As a Taurus, you’re sabotaging your happiness by lacking the ability to adjust to new, unusual situations. Life will never go as we planned it to, that’s for certain. But what you have to realize is that’s okay. And the unpredictability is what makes life so incredible. You can’t control anyone besides yourself, and you should do just that. Control your actions and reactions to every situation that’s thrown your way, even if you don’t agree with it.


(May 22nd to June 21st)
As a Gemini, you are sabotaging your happiness by constantly searching for validation from others. You tend to let yourself become caught up in who likes you and who doesn’t It fills your life with added stress and fabricated insecurities. And although you may like the person you are, you haven’t figured out exactly who that really is just yet. And that’s perfectly okay. Just remember that as long as you like you, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks.


(June 22nd to July 22nd)
As a Cancer, you’re sabotaging your happiness by being a pushover. You have a big heart. And you’re an empathic soul by nature. But you have a tendency to let people walk all over you. And sometimes without even realizing they’re doing it. You need to learn how to stand your ground and stick up for yourself when it is necessary. Stop doing things for people who don’t give you anything back in return.


(July 23rd to August 22nd)
As a Leo, you’re sabotaging your happiness by being too prideful. You are strong and independent, that’s for certain. But sometimes it’s okay to not be the strong one. It’s okay to ask for help when you feel like you need it. It’s actually healthy. Nobody’s perfect, and that includes you. So swallow your pride and remind yourself that your biggest strength will always outweigh your greatest weakness.


(August 23rd to September 22nd)
As a Virgo, you’re sabotaging your happiness by nit-picking every little detail about yourself. You desire to be the very best at everything you do in life. You strive to be perfect, although you’re entirely aware that perfection doesn’t actually exist. Life is all about trial and error. And to truly be happy in life you need a little bit of them both. Learn how to grow from those errors. order to learn and grow from those errors.


(September 23rd to October 22nd)
As a Libra, you’re sabotaging your happiness by feeling the need to be liked by everyone around you. In your mind, life is always rainbows and butterflies. And it’s awesome to be the peacemaker and person who doesn’t jump at the chance to engage in conflict. But sometimes people won’t love you. And they will push your buttons and test you in ways you never imagined. So learn how to stick up for yourself during those times.


(October 23rd to November 22nd)
As a Scorpio, you’re sabotaging your happiness by clinging to the past. You’re one to hold a grudge with someone. And if someone does you wrong in any sort of way, you’re bound to cut them out of your life entirely. You need to realize that in life, mistakes happen. We are all human and humans make mistakes. And while sometimes some of those mistakes are unforgivable, it’s important to learn how to forgive and forget when you can, because life is far too short to keep holding onto grudges.


(November 23rd to December 21st)
As a Sagittarius, you’re sabotaging your happiness by keeping your emotions bottled up inside. You always want to come across as being a happy, energetic, full-of-life kind of person. Which you most definitely are. But we all struggle from time to time, and that includes you. It’s okay to not be okay sometimes. Sometimes you’ll be the one in need of a shoulder to lean on instead of it being the other way around. Learn how to open yourself up to others about how you’re feeling. You will be delightfully surprised at how they relate to you in unimaginable ways.


(December 22nd to January 20th)
As a Capricorn, you’re sabotaging your happiness by constantly being too hard on yourself. Of course, you want to be successful, and you will be. But what you also need to keep in mind that you can still be successful in life and make mistakes along the way. Mistakes give you room to grow into the person you want to be. So try new things, take bold risks, and please don’t fear failure. Because failure is really just meant to show you where you’re meant to be.


(January 21st to February 18th)
As an Aquarius, you’re sabotaging your happiness by always keeping to yourself. You’ve been burned in the past, so you want to protect yourself from feeling vulnerable again. You are petrified of the bitter sting that rejection may bring. You need to realize that true happiness will only come when you release that fear and allow rejection into your life when it’s necessary. So just go after it, without worrying so much about the fall. You’ll be so happy that you did.


(February 19th to March 20th)
As a Pisces, you’re sabotaging your happiness by only focusing on other people’s issues and neglecting your own. You are compassionate and kind by nature. You find peace in helping others with their problems and finding the right solutions for them. But in order to find genuine happiness, you have to start focusing more on yourself. Focus on what’s happening in your own life for once. Once you’re capable of helping yourself, then you will be able to help others. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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