7 Things You Must Stop Doing Right Now to Live a Happier Life


Nobody wants to worry. Nobody wants to stress out about the things they can’t control.

Everybody wants to live a trouble-free life. It’s unfortunate that so many of us are bogged down by problems that are easily avoidable. When you really get down to the nitty-gritty of it, changing ourselves can change our lives. Here are 7 things you must stop doing right now to live a more trouble-free life:

  1. Excessively using social media

Social Media is still new enough that we are yet to see its adverse effects on our relationships, mental health, and lives in general, but it’s widely accepted that nothing can come of spending copious amounts of time-consuming data that does us no good. It causes wistfulness, regret, and crippling self-doubt.

  1. Ignoring your financial health

We make money, we go straight to the mall or an online shopping site, and we spend the money on things we actually don’t need. We’re hoping for instant gratification that will make us happy, but we only end up stuck in a vicious circle that won’t ever benefit us. Save a considerable portion of your paycheck, spend consciously, and live conscientiously.

  1. Ignoring your health 

We’ve all heard it from friends, and from family. We’re finding it increasingly harder to take care of our declining health, and the only way to stay healthy is by changing our eating and living habits to keep up with our drastic changes in lifestyle as a species. Ignoring your health, your eating habits, and your exercise regime is a surefire way to make your life more troublesome than it needs to be.

  1. Multi-tasking 

Even though it’s been proven to be a myth, we still think that we can somehow pull off efficient multi-tasking, but this is a dangerous way of thinking. Focus is the key factor and you’d do well to turn off the distractions and pay careful attention to the task at hand.

  1. Procrastinating 

We are all guilty of this. When we put off for later what we can very well do now, we are definitely adding to our list of troubles.

  1. Hanging out with toxic people

While the definition of ‘toxic’ is largely varied, you can recognize these people by their influence on your lives – they tend to act as energy-vampires, feeding off of every little bit of positivity and hope you exude. By not allowing yourself to hang out with these people, you’re reclaiming ownership of your life, your boundaries, and your ability to live a trouble-free life.

  1. Ignoring your instincts

Your gut instincts are more finely tuned than you realize. While you may find it simpler to ignore these instincts from time to time, listening to them is the best way to ease your troubled mind.

While this list is certainly not exhaustive, by not doing these 7 things, you will definitely allow yourself to walk through the gateway to living a more balanced life

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