It’s your life and you probably have the right to do anything you want with it; you are responsible for every action you take and you should be accountable for everything that goes on in your life.
However, many people make things difficult for themselves and make their life harder than it should be. Some simple things you do and simple decisions you make can actually make things better for you or worse. A lot of people are guilty of this, without knowing that they are only making life harder than it should be.
These are some of the ways you make things difficult for yourself and make life harder than it should be:
1. YOU DON’T TELL YOURSELF THE TRUTH
If there is one person you shouldn’t lie to, it’s yourself. Unfortunately, many people choose to lie to themselves and deceive themselves in certain situations. When you choose not to tell yourself the truth, you only make life harder for yourself than it should be.
2. YOU DON’T FORGIVE
Forgiveness is a very important part of life, and this is where many people err. A lot of people choose to hold grudges, keep malice and hold a lot of things in their heart against others. Forgiveness is highly important; when you forgive, you free your heart of so many weights that come from being unforgiving. However, not being able to forgive would only make you unable to move on.
3. YOU ARE NEGATIVE MINDED
Why do people choose to be negative minded when they can actually have a positive mind. You can hardly make positive strides when you think negatively. Thinking negatively is one of the numerous ways many people make life harder than it should be.
4. YOU LET ANGER CONTROL YOU
Everyone gets angry, but when you let anger get the better of you then this could be dangerous. Also, when you get angry easily, you ruin moments that should be spent being happy. Being unnecessarily angry is never a good thing; a lot of relationships and marriages have been ruined by this singular act.
5. YOU PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT PEOPLE WOULD SAY
People would always talk, people would always judge you, but it’s up to you to close your ears and stop listening to what everyone is saying. You make things unnecessarily difficult when you listen to what people say about you.
6. YOU LIVE IN FEAR
Fear is a stumbling block; fear would hold you back from living your life as you should. You make life harder for yourself when you live in fear.
7. YOU STILL LIVE IN YOUR MISTAKES
Everyone makes mistakes, no one is perfect. Living your life in spite of your mistakes is the way life is supposed to be. However, you keep yourself at a standstill when you live in your mistakes.
8. YOUR LIFE IS SURROUNDED WITH DRAMA
Some people have their lives surrounded by drama; gossips, abuses and insults, frequent quarrelling and fights are a regular part of their lives. When you live your life this way, you live a negative lifestyle and make life more difficult than it should be.
9. YOU THINK BAD ABOUT OTHERS
You shouldn’t think bad about others; thinking this way is negative, and a negative minded person cannot live a peaceful and fulfilling life.
10. YOU LET TOXIC PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE
Your life should be toxic free, and it can only be this way when you are free of toxic people. Letting toxic people rent a space in your life would only make your life a living hell.
11. YOU DON’T GIVE
A simple rule of life which every successful person knows is giving; never underestimate the power of giving. However, you make things difficult for yourself when you are only bent on receiving and you care less about giving.
12. YOU LET PEOPLE STEAL YOUR JOY
Never let anyone steal your joy; you deserve to be happy – life is too short to live otherwise.
13. YOU COMPARE YOUR LIFE TO OTHERS
I always wonder why people do this; living your life this way would only make it harder than it should be. Don’t compare your life to others; you would never find fulfilment in life when you live this way. Let others live their lives, while you live yours.
14. YOU CAN’T LET GO
Letting go is important; let go of that ex, let go of your past failure or mistake, let go of irrelevant things, let go and learn to forgive people who have hurt you. You live a stress free life when you simply let go.
15. YOU LET SMALL THINGS GET THE BETTER OF YOU
Small things cause big problems in many aspects of life, and it’s thus because people let small things get the better of them. Do not get worked up because of those little things — let it go.
Life should be beautiful, why make it harder and more difficult than it should be?
“Life is not complex, we are complex. Life is simple and the simple thing is the right thing.” — Oscar Wilde