10 Bad Habits to Break for a Happier Outlook on Life

10 Bad Habits to Break for a Happier Outlook on Life

Did you know that you have the ability to control your happiness? Really... It's true! 

You hold the cards to deal yourself a winning hand each and every morning. Some days, it may be tempting to fold the hold that you've given yourself and call it an early day, but don't allow yourself to do that. There is a way that you can enjoy each and every day to the best of your ability.  You can have a happy outlook on life. 

Here are 10 habits to try to break to give yourself a happier outlook on life:

Stop expecting reactions from others.

If you spend your day revolving around reactions and praise that you are hoping to get from someone else, you are setting yourself up for potential disappointment. You have to know that you are enough, and you can be the one to tell yourself that each and every day.

Quit waking up dreading each day.

Simpler said than done, right? If can be tough if you're not a morning person but it is possible to wake up each and every day with a new and fresh outlook. Get a good night's rest the night before, and try to get to bed early to allow that to happen. Don't expect a change overnight, but like anything that is done over and over, it could potentially become a habit.

Stop listening to respond.

Sometimes, our frustration can come from being close-minded to those around us. A simple solution?  Just let yourself hear what other people are saying. This doesn't mean that you have to agree with them, and it doesn't mean it's a time to be combative with them. It means that you are open to simply hearing what others are thinking. By doing that, it may also help you be more open-minded about all the positive things going on around you as well.

Stop comparing yourself to others. 

You are you. You are unique, an individual. Everything about you is different and nothing about you is ordinary. Embrace that, it's actually quite a beautiful quality.

Put down the electronics. 

I know, it sounds strange...but trust me. Hiding behind electronics can make you miss out on so many positive things in life. Break the habit of staring at the screen and start enjoying life.

No more pointing the finger.

We've all heard the saying when you point a finger at someone, you have three pointing back at you, right? Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news here...but it's true. When you continuously feel the need to blame others, it tends to shed a negative outlook on life in general.  

Say goodbye to your negative friends.

Negativity is truthfully contagious. Think about the last time that you hung out with your friends...is there a negative friend in the bunch? More than likely it didn't take long before that friend was raining down on everyone's parade. While it can be hard, it may be time to cut ties with those negative influences in your life. Whether you feel like it bothers you or not, it's still something that you have to deal with and that can trickle into your own happiness.

Stop being your own worst enemy.

You live one life, right?  Why are you stopping yourself from living that life? While it is normal to have fears and things that worry you, don't let that limit you. 

Refusing to believe in yourself.

Just think about everything you could accomplish if you let yourself give 100%. Be bold. Go big, and allow yourself to put yourself out there.

Say goodbye to the past.

Say "see-ya" later to those memories that have no relevant impact on your present. There comes a point in time where you must accept the past to move forward with your future.  

Having a happier outlook on life is possible! 

There are ways to embrace each and every day with a positive outlook and have a smile on your face as well. The 10 suggestions above are a great starting point for an "out with the old, in with the new" mindset. 

While it may take time to change your mindset to have a happier outlook on life, it is possible to do so. You can do it, and you can live a life that is full of happiness and a more positive outlook as well!

What kind of bad habits have you broken to create a happier life for yourself? Comment below!

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