May 01, 2017
The Bottom Line: Simple things you can do to stop sabotaging your own happiness.
Most of us want to be happy, but that doesn’t mean we walk around feeling genuinely blissful all the time. We try to focus on the positive, but there are little ways we’re sabotaging our own happiness without even realizing it. Here are a few things we should cut out of our lives to help let more joy in.
Constantly scrolling through social media - This is the worst for making us feel bad as we compare ourselves to the lives we imagine our friends and exes are living based on their edited, filtered Instagram photos. But instead of being so concerned about the glossy lives of everyone else, we should put the phone down and remember real life has no filter and no one is perfect.
Not moving enough - We're all just coming out of our winter hibernation, where we eat more comfort food and workout less. And as good as it makes us feel at the moment to skip the gym for takeout and Netflix, at some point all that inactivity catches up and can lead to us feeling unhappy.
Worrying what other people think - Your mom was right when she said, “Who cares what people think?” but it’s so much easier said than done. Especially when we’re all living our lives on social media, it’s so easy to get wrapped up in what people think and how they’re judging every little thing, but we’d all be happier if we just stay true to ourselves and not care what they think.
Source: Elite Daily
Would you say you’re a happy person? What’s your secret? Do you spend a lot of time on social media? Have you ever taken a break from it? Did you cut back on your exercising during the winter? Does working out more make you feel happier?