11 Things People Don’t Realize Are Actually Triggering Their Unhappiness In Life

Noah Silliman
Noah Silliman

1. Stress.

It’s hard not to get stressed out in the world we live in today, but too much stress can cause your quality of life to descend rapidly. If work is stressing you out to an unhealthy point, start looking for a new job, or take a day off for yourself. If your partner is the main trigger of stress in your life, get out of that relationship. Get rid of the things that make you unnecessarily anxious and upset. Let all that negativity go.

2. Not listening to your gut.

You have to listen to your gut in every situation that you find yourself in. Listen to what your body is telling you, and don’t ignore those sweaty palms or your quickening heart pulses. With your career, with your relationships and with your personal life, it’s essential to tune into your intuition and follow what your body is telling you to do.

3. Unevenly balanced friendships.

Friendships are supposed to be a healthy balance of giving and taking. Your friends are supposed to lift you up, to make you feel better about your downfalls, and to never judge you for your mistakes. If you are finding yourself in an uneven friendship, you need to let that friend go, no matter how hard it is. It’s time to put yourself first.

4. Spending too much time alone.

Alone time is a fantastic way to get rest and to reflect on the day you have just had, however, too much alone time can result in you feeling lonely. Stop isolating yourself from the people that you love and start interacting and socializing a bit more in your everyday life.

5. Beating yourself up over everything.

You are going to make mistakes. You are going to mess up. You are going to fail. You are a human being, and that means that you aren’t perfect, so stop treating yourself like a garbage disposal. Start learning from your mistakes instead of letting them destroy you.

6. Not being able to let go of the past.

You have to let go of the past in order to move forward in your life. Let go of that person who doesn’t love you anymore. Say goodbye to past mistakes and past failures. Stop letting the past haunt your beautiful future.

7. Staying stagnant.

Staying stagnant in your career, in your love life, and in your home will only cause you more home. Get out of your comfort zone, and truly live the life you have always wanted. Take risks. Explore. Travel. Move. And experience more.

8. Settling.

By settling, you are choosing the easy way out. You are treating yourself like you are in second place, and you aren’t recognizing your full potential. Start putting your life ahead of everyone else’s, and start putting yourself in first place in every aspect of your life.

9. The need for control in every single aspect of your life.

You can’t control everything. You just can’t. Wanting to control your life and how it turns out, will only cause you more anxiety and disappointment. Work on learning how to let things go more easily instead of gripping onto what’s easy for you. Let go of that need to control.

10. Depriving yourself of things you used to love.

Incorporate more positive things in your life. Paint more. Sing more. Make more art. Write more. Exercise. Do things that make you proud of yourself and bring a smile to your face.

11. Not knowing your worth.

If you don’t know your worth or how special you are, you aren’t going to have a good life. Start paying attention to what you’re good at and to what you enjoy doing. Start telling yourself that you are worthy of happiness. That you are worthy of true love. And that you are worthy of a beautiful and magical life. TC mark

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