What Is the True Meaning of Life?
The meaning of life is a question that’s been asked by people throughout history. There’s no single correct answer to this question, and each person may have his or her definition of what it means to live a meaningful life.
For some, the meaning of life is found in their relationships with others, their work, or their hobbies. Others believe that the meaning of life is more spiritual or metaphysical. Ultimately, the answer to this question is unique to each individual. However, some common themes often emerge when people think about the meaning of life.
These include finding meaning in life, developing relationships and connections with others, and making a positive impact on the world. However you define the meaning of your life, it’s an important question to ponder and can help you live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
Why Is Life So Hard?
It’s difficult to pin down exactly what makes life hard. Different people struggle in different areas and struggle with different problems as they move through life. It’s also possible for a person to do many things well in their life, but still, feel like everything is falling apart because of one particularly difficult problem.
There are many different ways that life can be difficult. Some of the most common challenges that people face in their daily lives include health problems, relationship problems, financial difficulties, workplace problems, and family problems. These are all important areas that affect most people at some point in their lives, but they are far from the only reasons why someone might find their situation challenging.
Why Does Life Have to Be So Hard for Me in Particular?
When life gets hard, it’s easy to feel like you’re the only one struggling. But if you look around and open your eyes, you’ll see that life is equally difficult for everyone in the world.
Maybe that sounds harsh or pessimistic to you, but in some ways it’s encouraging. No matter what your story is, no matter how old, rich, handsome, or smart you’re, everyone faces difficulties and problems in their lives. That’s part of what makes us human.
In this post, we’ll explore why life seems so hard sometimes and give you tips on how to deal with it. Hang in there.
You’ve Let Negative Thoughts Get the Best of You
You may not realize it, but you’re constantly thinking about something. But are these thoughts helping you or holding you back? Negative thinking can lead to anxiety and depression. That’s why it’s important to work on replacing our negative thoughts with more positive ones.
Although it’s easy to blame yourself for your problems – and for putting yourself in a negative spiral – you’ve it in your power to change your thoughts (and ultimately your feelings). To get started, you should ask yourself:
- What are my self-talk patterns?
- Do they make me feel good or bad?
- Is my self-talk causing me harm? How can I tell that this is happening?
Self-talk is the internal dialog that we’ve with ourselves daily to respond to different situations and events. It’s what we say when no one else is around, and it affects our outlook on life and how we see ourselves and others. Some examples of self-talk are things like “I’m so stupid” or “I’ll never get this right.”
When asked if their self-talk is helpful or harmful, most people answered that it’s helpful. However, only half of these people could indicate in what way they benefited from these thoughts!
This means that while many people think their thoughts help them (or at least don’t harm them), they don’t know exactly how they do so because there’s no evidence to support these claims – and thus no reason why anyone should believe them.
You’re Looking at the Past Rather Than the Future
The past is gone. The past isn’t real. It’s just a story we tell ourselves over and over again. When you focus on the past, you keep reliving it in your mind. You imagine how things could’ve been different, but by doing so you get stuck in the past and are unable to move forward in your life.
The future hasn’t happened yet and is therefore unknown and uncertain, which makes it easy to fear what might happen next. When you dwell on these fears, it keeps you from living in the moment because you’re distracted by imagining all the possible negative things that could happen later instead of focusing on what’s happening right now.
That’s why it’s important to stay in the present and focus on what you can control: how you react to the situation now, nothing else!
You Focus on What You Lack Instead of What You Have
We often compare ourselves to others and find that they’re “better” in some way. This can lead us to believe that the other person has got more or is special, e.g. more good looks, more money, a better education, more luck in life, etc.
This creates a negative thought process that focuses on all the things that are missing in our lives instead of acknowledging all the things that are present. This can make life feel like a constant struggle trying to achieve something bigger and better than everyone else around you, and it seems like you never have enough time to acquire these things before death comes!
Your Ego Is Trying to Seek Validation From Others
The importance of your ego cannot be overstated. Your ego is the main character in your life story, the only true protagonist you’ve had all your life. It was the only way you could survive your childhood and adolescence and develop into a full-fledged adult. Without an ego, you wouldn’t even be reading this article, because there would be no “you” for you to read it.
But all good things come at a price: if the ego wasn’t in control of your mind and body, you might never sleep or eat again – or worse, you’d have no long-term goals and rot on a couch somewhere wishing the world were somehow different (but doing nothing about it).
Every self-help book says that self-affirmation is one of the keys to happiness and success in life. This means that if your ego doesn’t get enough affirmation from within you (through positive affirmations), it’ll try to get affirmation from outside sources, such as friends/family/strangers on social media (through likes/shares/comments).
Unfortunately, these external sources cannot provide true fulfillment because they aren’t always available or reliable due to circumstances beyond their control. They often even contradict each other and give conflicting advice! So what’s left? Only YOU have control over how much emotional reward YOU feel at any given time.
You Don’t Want to Keep Up With the Pace of Others
Life is so difficult because you can’t follow other people’s life paths. Sometimes you may feel like it’s easier to follow what others are doing and force yourself to do things you don’t want to do.
Being a follower can be easy, but it can also be very tiring and exhausting because you always have to keep up with others. Sometimes you’ll be envious because there are things that they’ve or can do that you can’t do at that time. Then there will be situations where they’ll not accept your presence in their group if you aren’t like them.
This should not stop your progress and success in life. The important thing here’s that you know who exactly you are as an individual and what makes you different from other people so you can set your own pace in life!
You Allow Your Emotions to Prevent You From Living a Better Life
As a human being, you’re exposed to a constant barrage of emotions. These emotions can be used in two ways: they can help you learn about yourself and guide you on your path to success, or they can keep you from making positive changes in your life.
If you allow your negative emotions – such as fear, guilt, and shame – to rule your life and dictate how you interact with the world around you, it’ll be nearly impossible for you to live the best version of yourself.
Negative emotions, if left unchecked, can lead to addictions like alcohol or drugs. But there’s hope! You can take control by using positive emotions like love, joy, gratitude, and happiness to overcome the negative emotions that hold back your full potential.
To take control of your feelings today, follow these steps:
- Write down all the things that make me tick (e.g., my career) on a piece of paper – do this for about 5 minutes each day until it becomes a habit.
- Once a week, review what you’ve previously written down by reading through each item slowly, thinking about its meaning in the context of my life experience so far; ask myself questions like, “What does this mean to me?” or “What do I want to accomplish in the next year?”
This may seem difficult at first, but over time this process will become much easier! If you do this exercise consistently, over time you can see patterns in your mind that you never noticed before. This gives you strength because now you know where to focus your energy and where to stop wasting time.
You Don’t Want to Define Your Point of View in Life
It’s important to develop your philosophy to understand the world around you and make decisions about how best to approach it. The major events of your life are usually determined by a clear perspective, why should everyday actions be any different? There must be a reason for all this confusion.
I want you to think about these things before you make a big decision:
- What’s causing the most stress in my life right now? Why am I feeling this way? How can I change these feelings?
- Why do I believe something is true or not true just because others have told me (or on social media)? Is there anything else that contradicts these claims? Does my belief make sense given what’s happening around us right now?
- How can I avoid getting into the same discussions over and over with people who disagree with me completely on political issues and still be open to them?
Your Friends Are Toxic and They Hold You Back
If you surround yourself with negative people, you’ll be negative. Just being around toxic friends can depress your mood and make you feel bad about yourself. This negativity can be very stressful and you feel overwhelmed. Toxic friends often don’t support you or encourage you to be your best self.
They may also spread rumors, gossip, or be jealous of your accomplishments. Toxic friends usually blame you for their problems and are happy when others fail because it makes them feel better. Don’t let this negativity drag you down any further! Surrounding yourself with good people will lift your spirits and fill your life with positivity!
You Aren’t Ready to Accept the Fact That Life Isn’t Always Fair
It’s true, life is hard. You don’t need to be reminded of that when you watch the news or talk to your friends. And while many people are quick to blame luck or fate for their unhappiness, it’s important to understand that these things don’t determine whether or not you succeed – the only thing that determines your success is you.
Even if something unexpected happens, there are still ways to overcome it and achieve what you want in life! This is called resilience: the ability to adapt in the face of adversity. We’ve all been through a tough time, so don’t think that someone who had an easier path than you got to where they are today just because of luck.
You’re Trying to Figure Out Who You Are
You’re trying to figure out who you are and what you want to do with your life.
It’s hard because you don’t know what the future holds for you. That’s why it’s hard for you to imagine who you could be and what it would feel like to live the life of your dreams.
Remind yourself that every day is different and that every day offers new personal growth opportunities. If that doesn’t help, ask someone close to you who’s known you well since childhood what makes him/her happy in life. Often the answers differ, but self-awareness is still similar at different stages of life.
You’re in a Constant State of Comparison and Competition
Competition exists everywhere you look. That’s what makes the world go round. It’s both a good and bad thing for you- that’s why it can be so hard to deal with, especially if you’re sensitive to it.
It can spur you on to new heights you never thought possible, taking you far out of your comfort zone. But it can also stress you out beyond belief, leading to depression and anxiety.
To prevent getting burned out by your competitive drive, keep these things in mind: recognize when enough is enough – if competition is causing more negative feelings than positive ones, it may be time to rethink how much energy you should be put into competing with others, such as grades or jobs/promotions at work (or any other situation where it’s about who wins the most).
You need balance in your life, so find ways to relax after trying all day not to compete with others every moment.
You Get Caught up in the News Cycle
You get caught up in the news cycle and can’t focus on anything else.
The news cycle is so fast that it’s your job to constantly stay on top of it if you want to be informed about what’s going on in the world. But that are many drawbacks: they’re not always accurate or balanced, they can be negative and depressing, and they can distract you from being productive at work or home. So try to limit your news consumption to a few minutes a day.
You Don’t Have Enough Time to Yourself
You spend a lot of time with your family, but when you’re alone, remember that you feel better when you’ve time to yourself. If you don’t have enough alone time, you may feel stressed and anxious – and the quality of your life will suffer.
Being alone means more than just doing something alone. Doing something alone is a habit that’s mental benefits, such as challenging you to think about problems or learn new things.
You Take Everything Personally
You’re not the center of the universe, but you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise. Sure, you may feel like everyone around you is out to get you, or that your life is a reality show TV starring other people. But chances are, they’re not even thinking about you – they’re too busy with their own lives and problems, just like you.
The next time something happens – big or small – and you take it personally at first, try to back off before jumping to conclusions. It can be helpful to think about why someone is reacting to you in a certain way, not just that they probably find me endearing and interesting.
And if there’s no intention behind what happened – for example, your phone fell off the table when your friend reached for his drink – don’t assume that’s what happened. Avoid assuming anything at all.
If you find yourself taking things personally a lot, it can help to remember that no one can force you to feel certain ways unless you let them have control over your feelings. Rather than assuming the motives and intentions of others, look at situations from the perspective of an observer rather than a participant to see things more clearly.
You Can’t Stop Worrying About Work
It’s normal to worry about your work, especially if you’re unhappy with your job or if many things need to be done. But worrying endlessly doesn’t make anything easier.
The best way to reduce your worries about work is to have a plan. Create a daily to-do list and prioritize the most important tasks. If you feel overwhelmed, talk to someone who can help ease your anxiety and give you helpful tips on how to overcome it.
Regular conversations with your supervisor or mentor will also help keep you informed about what’s expected of you at work – and allow them to inquire about how things are going for their peace of mind (and yours).
Your Job Prospects Aren’t Meeting Your Expectations
You’ve worked hard to get where you’re, and you’ve been successful so far, but lately, you can’t shake the feeling that something isn’t right. You’re not sure what you want to do next or if you even like what you’re doing now, and this fear of the unknown is keeping you from moving forward.
While it’s important to reflect on your current situation and make sure it’s still a good fit for your long-term goals, that doesn’t mean every decision has to be 100% calculated – sometimes life even surprises us when we least expect it. The best thing we can do is keep trying new things until something feels right. If we don’t take risks, how will we ever know what could’ve been?
You’re Stuck in a Pattern of Unhealthy Eating or Drinking Habits
Many habits contribute to poor health and make life so difficult, but the most common are:
- Eating too much sugar
- Drinking too much alcohol
- Eating junk food (French fries)
- Not eating enough fruits and vegetables
An easy way to break these bad habits is to focus on nutrition rather than weight loss. When you focus on your diet, you should eat foods that make you feel good instead of jumping on the latest diet fad.
But remember, you shouldn’t feel guilty if you’re craving ice cream! We’re all human and have our vices – you can still enjoy your favorite foods in moderation if you take care of your health. The key is balance.
You Feel Like You Never Get Ahead
When it comes to getting ahead in life, you’ll hear all kinds of advice: go to school, do what you love, follow your passion, invest wisely, and work hard. But in reality, all this advice barely scratches the surface of what it takes.
To get ahead in life, you need many things at once – focus and discipline, motivation and organization. Moreover, these qualities don’t come naturally: they require your action. It’s like a chain reaction: as soon as one part of the equation breaks down (your motivation, for example), everything else goes out the window.
If you’re struggling with any or all of these aspects of success in life, remember that it’s not uncommon. You may feel alone at times – but some version of this question probably crosses everyone’s mind at some point. Don’t get discouraged if things don’t work out for you; instead, figure out what’s keeping you from achieving your goals.
You Get Caught up in Other People’s Drama
You get caught up in other people’s drama all the time. You spend too much time on social media, keeping others updated on your life and constantly looking at what they’re doing.
In some cases, you even get into a nasty fight with someone close to you. Most of the time, this is just a waste of your energy. In the worst-case scenario, you get caught up in gossip about another person in a group of friends or acquaintances.
Unfortunately, sometimes this can’t be avoided (and it takes two to tango). But for the most part, you must try to stay out of other people’s business and focus on your own life and goals if you want to succeed in life.
You Judge Yourself Too Harshly
Let go of your ego and stop judging yourself so harshly. It’s not good to think too much about your past or future mistakes. Stop carrying the guilt and regret about your past around with you every day; it’s not helpful for you or those around you. Instead, accept that you aren’t perfect and make an effort to judge yourself (and others) less.
Forgive yourself for your mistakes. Practice gratitude.
You Don’t Act When You Need To
It’s pretty easy to dream about things we’d like to have. For example, it would be nice to have a million dollars, wouldn’t it? Or how about a new car? Maybe a cleaner house and more free time?
These are all things you can have if you take the necessary actions to get them. If you just sit around and think about it all day, none of these things will come true. That goes for dreams as well as problems that need to be solved. Got a leaky faucet in the kitchen? Don’t wait for it to get bigger… fix it!
The point is: if you want something in this life, you’ve to go for it with everything you’ve! If you don’t act, nothing will change, because inaction always leads back to inaction. So what’s stopping you from taking action today?
You Procrastinate or Put Things off for Too Long
Procrastination is the main reason people fail in school, miss deadlines at work, or miss opportunities in life. Many people procrastinate because they’re afraid of failure.
They think as long as they put off the inevitable, they won’t have to deal with it. In reality, procrastination only exacerbates the problems you’ve by leading to more stress and loss of sleep due to worry.
If you’re a chronic procrastinator, there’s no need to worry. Procrastination is a habit and habits can be broken. There are some relatively simple steps you can take to outsmart procrastination and get things done on time.
Recognize Your Bad Habits of Putting Things Off
Do you tend to do other things instead of completing tasks? Maybe you dread certain tasks so you find ways to avoid them? Figure out exactly how all of these behaviors lead to procrastination so you can recognize them when they occur in the future and so they don’t happen again.
Make a List of All the Things That Need to Get Done
Make a list of all the things that need to get done today or this week and rank them in order of importance (e.g., A, B). For each task on this list, determine what steps need to be taken before it can be completed; then break it down into smaller subtasks until each task is fully defined by its process step. This will ensure that no details are forgotten when working on the next project/task!
If Possible, Delegate Some Projects/Tasks
If possible, delegate some projects/tasks – especially those that require more expertise than you’ve, such as accounting tasks within an organization or business structure (where this might mean hiring someone with experience) or even just minor paperwork like paying bills, etc. This allows others to do these tasks for us without distracting us during our workday!
You Don’t Focus on What Makes You Feel Good
Life is so hard because sometimes you don’t focus on what makes you feel good. There are several reasons why this can be a problem.
First, when you’re tired or overwhelmed, you easily forget the things that make you feel good. You may focus on other people or your duties and forget what makes you feel good at the moment.
Second, it’s not always easy to identify what activities make us feel better outside of our normal routine. This makes it harder for us to focus on the things we know will help us get through difficult times.
Third, even if we identify something that brings us joy or happiness (like spending time with friends), it can be hard to find the motivation to do those things if they aren’t yet part of our regular habits and routines.
For example: maybe we want to go for a walk, but we don’t have enough energy after working all day – so instead, we just sit down at home without doing anything else afterward (even though going outside would have made me happier). This happens because sometimes we get caught up in our daily routine and don’t think about how much better we’d be if we had some time left over from work each day.
You Refuse to Ask For Help
If you’ve ever struggled to complete a big project or reach a difficult goal on your own, you’ve probably also experienced those around you as unwilling to help you. But in reality, we’re not at all quick to turn down other people’s requests for help. Most of us enjoy helping others!
Unfortunately, we often find it difficult to ask for help because we imagine the worst: being rejected and being ashamed of it. We may even be ashamed of having to ask someone for help when we should be able to take matters into our own hands.
If all this sounds familiar, it’s time to change your perspective on asking for help. Instead of seeing it as a sign of weakness or an admission of defeat, think of it as a sign of strength and confidence – you know your friend or colleague has experience dealing with what you’re going through, so why not take advantage of his or her knowledge?
And even if he or she doesn’t have personal experience that applies directly to you, there are benefits to asking for help: looking at your task from a different angle can alert you to problems you might’ve overlooked on your own; having multiple minds working together can lead to faster (and more creative) solutions; and last but not least, the act itself can be an easy way to build and strengthen relationships (because who doesn’t like to feel useful?).
So the next time you’re facing a difficult challenge alone, open up and let another person share your situation. Asking for help not only makes life easier every once in a while, but it helps you keep making it better!
Your Brain Is Overloaded by the Media and the Information Overload
There’s too much information and media coming at you every day. Social media, news, traffic, talk radio… it’s everywhere. Your brain is flooded with thoughts and feelings that aren’t necessarily your own (or useful). The constant bombardment of information causes stress and anxiety in your brain. This is a serious problem that can lead to depression and burnout.
Constant scrolling on Facebook or Instagram can lead to false comparisons between you and others. The more time you spend online consuming other people’s lives without thinking about your own, the less happy you feel.
Consuming news is another thing that can contribute to an overload of unnecessary information. You might start worrying about things that will probably never affect your life or harm you in any way (e.g., worrying about climate change when it’s no effect on where you live).
Best practices for managing information overload:
- Turn off social media notifications (so they don’t distract or bother you during the day).
- Check the news only once a day for 10 minutes (preferably in the morning) so you’re not stuck in a loop of worry all day.
You Don’t See the Beauty Around You at the Moment
You don’t see the beauty around you right now. Life is just too hard because if you’re like most people, you only see what’s wrong with things. You only see what’s bad, what needs to be fixed, or who’s all messing up. You can’t see the good in the world around you and probably don’t even look for the good.
This has to do with your energy level. Your negativity will affect everything else in your life, so it’ll take you way too much effort to notice anything beautiful, let alone enjoy it.
You have to be willing to look for it – and maybe even retune your brain a little bit so that you start to see things differently if you want more beauty in your life.
The fact is, there are many things out there in the world that are truly beautiful, if only we’d take the time to appreciate them: the sunrise and sunset each day; the stars at night; the chirping of birds; the sound of rain; a rainbow after a storm has passed; a flower growing wild somewhere along an old dirt road; a laughing child.
See. It’s everywhere, if only we open our eyes!
Your Goals Are Unclear or Much Too Vague
Lack of clarity about your goals can make your life unnecessarily difficult. If you want to be successful, you need to be clear about what you want and why it means so much to you to achieve it.
There’s a difference between settling for what’s easy and striving for what’s realistic. The former may look more enticing at first, but the latter will make you truly happy and fulfilled in the long run.
So how can you get clearer about your goals? Ask yourself these four questions:
- What kind of person do I want to become? Who are my role models, and why?
- What are the three things I value most in life? What lifestyle do I want to live that aligns with these values?
- How can I use my talents to serve others while bringing me joy and fulfillment?
- What could change in my personal or professional life in the next 3-6 months to move me closer to my goal?
You Don’t Do Something You Love
One of the easiest and best ways to make life easier is to do something you love. Even if your job doesn’t make you happy, which it probably doesn’t, you can find ways to be happier while you’re doing it.
For example, listen to good music while you work or take a break from your desk and go for a walk. If you’re passionate about something but not very good at it, come up with a plan to improve and stick to it! As long as there’s hope that one day we’ll get better at what we enjoy the most.
If nothing else in life works out, just remember these words from an anonymous person: Life is hard and then you die – so make the best of what’s left!
You Lack Self-Discipline
If you don’t live with self-discipline, you’ll probably have a tough time achieving your long-term goals. Here are some tips to help you live with more discipline:
- Figure out what your long-term goals are and set daily tasks that will move you closer to those goals. It’s hard to stay motivated if you don’t see a bigger purpose behind your actions.
- Avoid burnout by taking breaks from time to time. Just as the human body needs a break after exertion, so does the human mind. When planning how much you’re going to work, keep in mind that most people need one to two hours to fully regenerate their mental energy after a task that requires a lot of concentration (like writing code). Knowing this can help you avoid burning yourself out by overworking.
- Don’t put off difficult tasks – do them first thing in the morning instead! This is because our willpower is strongest in the morning. If we put off difficult tasks until later, we’re likely to get overwhelmed and give up before we even start them.
You Don’t Have Strong Relationships
Relationships are important. They help us grow and form connections that keep us from falling apart when life gets tough. When things aren’t going so well, having a supportive friend allows us to refocus on the things that make us happy, like our family and friends.
These strong bonds also make it easier for us to be strong for those closest to us, such as our loved ones who need our care and ourselves, who can find it difficult to remain optimistic in the face of adversity when we have no one to be there for us.
Strong relationships take time and commitment – and in some cases, a little luck. It’s best not to expect them to happen overnight or by chance. Instead of waiting for them to knock on your door, start looking for them now: look for people with positive attitudes whenever you see them around town; make an effort to volunteer at work or community projects; or find something else you like to do with others (like going dancing) so you can build stronger friendships.
Relationships are an essential part of happiness, no matter what life you’re living: whether you’ve just moved into your first apartment or you’ve been married for years, there will always be moments when you feel lonely or sad without having someone nearby who understands what’s going on in your head and heart – that special person who wants nothing more than to make sure everything is okay with their boyfriend or girlfriend, who questions themselves when they feel bad and decides not to talk about their problems because they want their boyfriend or girlfriend to be happy again, too!
You’re Afraid to Change
You hold on to your beliefs and opinions even when you know they’re wrong.
You’re afraid to admit that you were wrong or made a mistake. But that’s necessary if you want to grow.
So many people are stuck in their habits and refuse to change! They’ve been doing things the same way for so long that they’d rather fail than change their approach.
But the truth is that without change there’s no growth! You can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results. If you want a different life, you must first be willing to make a change!
Life is constantly evolving around us; it never stops moving forward! Change is the only thing that remains constant; everything else will continue to change whether we like it or not.
You Feel Overwhelmed by Your Responsibilities
Now and then we encounter situations that feel overwhelming. They don’t seem like they can be handled alone – and sometimes they can’t. In those moments, it’s helpful to take a step back and look at your life and the things you’re responsible for. It’s also helpful to see what you could do differently or better so you’re less overwhelmed. Here are a few tips to help reduce feelings of overwhelm.
Organize Your Tasks Into Lists
If there’s something on your list that doesn’t have a start or end time listed (e.g., “call mom”), it may not get done at all. If you keep your tasks on lists, it’s easier to add new tasks and cross off old ones so you don’t lose sight of what needs to be done or forget why you started the tasks in the first place.
Prioritize Your Tasks
If you don’t constantly prioritize your tasks, they’ll likely fall by the wayside until you suddenly find them too much again later. Deciding which tasks are most important is part of deciding which tasks need your attention today. If two tasks seem equally important to you, but one is in good shape while the other is still taking shape, it would help you to finish working on the former so you can do both at once tomorrow morning.
Remind Yourself How Much Easier Things Would Be if Only
For example, grocery shopping used to be a nightmare because I always forgot something until I got home after working all day at my favorite coffee store across town; doing laundry was similarly difficult because we often forgot our dirty clothes until dryer day; eating healthy used to be difficult because we didn’t have time to cook every night before going out with friends; getting enough sleep every night was difficult because we’d to work late during the winter break between semesters.
You’re Addicted to Social Media
While this isn’t always the case, there are many instances where social media is a time-eater. You have an important job to do, but instead of getting up and doing it, you check Facebook or Twitter. You get lost in your newsfeed and before you know it, hours have passed.
Social media can also give us a false sense of reality, making us believe that our lives should look like what we see on our friends’ posts. Addiction to social media can negatively impact our mental, emotional and physical well-being because we’re not truly living life at the moment, but are more concerned about how other people will perceive our posts, pictures, and tweets.
However, social media is an effective tool for sharing information and finding a community. If you find yourself checking your newsfeed every 5 minutes, maybe you should take a break!
You’re Too Busy With Things That Aren’t Important
You probably spend a lot of time on things that don’t mean much in the long run. It’s easy to get caught up in what’s urgent and neglect what’s important. You can feel like you’re always busy but never getting anything done because you’re focusing your attention on the wrong things.
Be More Realistic With Your Time
Most tasks take longer than you think. That’s why it’s important to plan your day realistically. If possible, do a time audit- track how you spend your time every 15 minutes for a week or two- to figure out where all that time is going.
Say No More Often
The easiest way to free up time is to refrain from doing things that aren’t important or meaningful. Everything you agree to do uses up some of your precious energy, so it’s important to say “no” more often than “yes.”
Prioritize Your Activities
If something isn’t vital and will make a real difference in achieving one of your goals, it’s probably not worth doing at all. Your most important activities are the ones that get you closer to your goal, while everything else is just to tide you over until then. Focus on what matters most!
You Expect Instant Gratification
You want everything right away. You want instant results and when things don’t go the way you expect, it often leads to frustration.
You see other people achieving their dreams and living the life they want, but no one tells you how long it took them.
No one told you that they struggled for years or even decades to achieve their goal. You thought it was easy for them, why doesn’t it work for you? Why can’t you have what they have?
Stop focusing on the short-term results and instead focus on the long-term impact. If you work hard today, your future will thank you later. Work now so you’ll be ready to seize the opportunity when it knocks on your door.
You Don’t Have Anything You’re Passionate About
Passion is a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for a cause or activity. It is a very strong feeling about a person or a thing.
We often hear questions like “How do I find my passion?” but have you ever wondered why we even ask such questions? Because having a passion in life makes it much easier to deal with all the things that would otherwise be painful, difficult, and exhausting. It can give you something to look forward to every day, and that means you’ll be happier overall.
You Feel Uncomfortable Saying “No”
There are many reasons why it’s important to be able to say no. If you say “yes” too often, you can quickly become overcommitted and overtired. At work, saying no is an opportunity to show your boss that you’ve boundaries. If you say yes too often, it can also make it difficult for your colleagues and friends to plan their schedules because they’re never sure if you’re available or not.
It’s also important that you learn to turn down requests in a positive way that doesn’t hurt someone or make them less likely to ask for your help again in the future. Saying “no” can be difficult for a variety of reasons:
- You feel bad about turning someone down
- You don’t want others to dislike or avoid you
- You don’t want others’ opinions of you to suffer
You Feel Like You Don’t Belong
If you’re human, you’ve probably felt this way from time to time. The good news? You’re not alone! Many people feel like they don’t belong, and that often has to do with the fact that we don’t always know how to find our tribe.
This is important because people need other people, and a group of like-minded people can boost your mental health and make you feel connected to society.
To figure out where you belong, you should first figure out what matters to you – and then go out and make some connections. Maybe it’s something as simple as joining a book club or going for a walk with friends every Sunday morning.
Or meeting friends for coffee once a week before work starts. Whatever it’s that makes your heart beat faster, the important thing is to get out there and meet others who share your interests.
You Put Pressure on Yourself to Always Be Happy
Here’s a hint: striving for constant happiness is a futile struggle. Happiness isn’t the same as being in a good mood – it’s not just one emotion among others, but a general feeling of satisfaction with life. And since we all have negative emotions, trying to be happy all the time is a constant life-and-death struggle.
You can probably be happy most of the time, though, if you don’t put too much pressure on yourself to feel that way every moment. Acknowledge that you’ll have bad days and move past them. Life will still be hard sometimes, but not nearly as hard as if you were trying to be happy 24/7!
Your Job or Your Life’s Work Doesn’t Give You Enough Satisfaction or Meaning
Maybe you feel disconnected from your work and don’t understand how it fits into the big picture of your life. Or your job may be crushing you and not making you enough money to live well. If you feel this way, it’s easy to understand why life is so hard.
When a job doesn’t fulfill you in any way, even the simplest tasks can become an exercise in futility. You may also feel like you’re stuck in your career because you don’t know what you’re doing or where you’re working.
This can be especially true if your education wasn’t geared toward a specific profession. Then you’re stuck in a job that’s not getting you anywhere in life – and making it even harder to make ends meet when the bills come due!
If finding meaning in your work doesn’t seem possible right now (or in the near future), don’t worry! You may find your purpose not in your job, but at home. Many people have found their calling by volunteering at a local charity or helping someone less fortunate than themselves – it just takes time for them to discover this new path in life.
There are many reasons why life is so hard, but the search for meaning and purpose can be one of them.
Your Biological Clock Is Ticking
The first thing you should know is that while the biological clock is real, you don’t have to follow it. Who set it for you? What makes it tick? Nobody knows. If you want to start a family but feel the timing isn’t right, you should learn about fertility treatments and work with your doctor to find a plan that works for you.
Second, be realistic about when you want to have children. If you can’t afford to have children, or if your partner isn’t ready to start a family, wait until circumstances are more favorable to bring children into the world.
Also, don’t follow the crowd: having children too young can be risky for both you and your future children. You may not be fully grown (physically or emotionally), and starting a family before you graduate from high school could affect their chances of getting into higher education later (which in turn could affect their career opportunities).
Finally, but most importantly, don’t beat yourself up if things don’t go according to plan! Let’s face it – life happens… and sometimes people accidentally get pregnant (or they were planning on getting pregnant, but it didn’t work out).
It happens! Remember, being hard on yourself doesn’t make anything better – on the contrary, it only makes things worse because it adds stress to an already stressful situation.
You’re in Denial About Your Feelings
We all have emotions, but most of us don’t like to deal with them. It’s easy to deny that you’re experiencing certain emotions by distracting yourself from them or blaming someone else for your feelings, but in the long run, that doesn’t help you cope.
Some emotions (like anger) are harder to admit than others (like happiness), so many people deny their feelings. Denial is one way to protect yourself from negative feelings, but by doing so you prevent yourself from working through and resolving the problem.
When we refuse to acknowledge our feelings – especially unpleasant ones – we can get trapped in denial about what’s going on inside us. This leads to a variety of problems such as stress, anxiety, and even depression because we’re unable to process our feelings and continue our lives as usual.
You’re Struggling to Pay Your Bills
If you’re struggling to pay your bills, you’re not alone. But if you don’t do anything about it, it’ll only get worse.
Pay your bills on time. Late fees are expensive and can make a bad problem worse. Get help from a financial counselor or advisor if you need it. You may be able to negotiate a payment plan with your creditor for your debts so they don’t overwhelm you and pile up into an unmanageable mountain of debt.
Budgeting is important! It helps control your spending habits by giving you an overview of where the money goes each month. That way, you’re less likely to be surprised by unexpected expenses or to use credit cards when you really shouldn’t, since they usually come with high-interest rates that make it very difficult to pay them back quickly without making regular payments beyond the amount you originally borrowed (which also adds up due to the interest accruing).
Your Family Doesn’t Support You or They Just Don’t Understand You
You may be ready to move out at 18, start your own family at 25, graduate from college at 23, and quit your job at 31 to travel the world. Your family member may have different ideas about what it means to be successful in life.
They may not support your dreams, or they may not understand why you want to make certain decisions because they haven’t made those decisions themselves. This can cause tension between you and one or more of your family member.
If you feel this problem is negatively affecting you, talk to your family about their expectations for your future and how their expectations make you feel. They may change their minds about some of their goals for you after learning how much pressure they’re putting on you.
You Have Not Yet Fully Defined Your Life Purpose
What’s the purpose of your life? Do you even have one?
It may seem far-fetched to think that a life goal could help you deal with the hard life, but the truth is, without a clear idea of where you want to go and why any obstacle or challenge can easily feel like it’s throwing you off track.
If this is true for you, now is the time to pause and examine your path. Make sure that what you see as your “destination” really fits who you’re, who you want to be, and what’s important to you. If it doesn’t, then shift gears now and make the necessary adjustments so that your daily work fulfills you.
Here are some tips on how you can do that:
- Define your values – What do you stand for? Without a clear understanding of these things in writing (yes, in writing!) it’s incredibly difficult to know if what we’re doing is aligned with our purpose.
- Write down 10 values or guiding principles that are most important in your life. Make sure they fit you by asking yourself if they feel authentic when you look at them from all angles (work, personal life, social).
- Then ask yourself if everything else (your job title, team affiliations/responsibilities at work/home/school, etc.) aligns with these values – if not, what needs to change?
- Brainstorm life purpose statements – Now that you know more about who you authentically want to be in this world, it’s time to determine what kind of impact you want to have.
This list can serve as an anchor point for all decisions going forward. This way you can make sure those decisions align with your values.
You’re Afraid of Failing or Being Rejected
Fear of failure is a common barrier to success. In many cases, it stems from a lack of confidence in yourself or your abilities. But it can also stem from uncertainty about outcomes that are out of your control.
Maybe you’re afraid to come out because you fear people will reject your ideas. You may be hesitant to embark on a new career path because you fear you’ve spent too much time on something else and missed your opportunity.
You may hesitate to invest in your future because you fear it won’t pay off until your financial or mental reserves are long gone. Such fears can be paralyzing and self-fulfilling: Fear keeps you from taking action, which leads to these things happening (people rejecting you, the window closing… etc.).
To overcome the fear of failure, try changing your perspective: Instead of focusing on what could go wrong with each idea, think about how each idea could make a positive contribution to your life or benefit the world, regardless of how things play out in practice. If each idea has some value-even if only as a learning experience there’s no reason not to pursue them all!
You Don’t Forgive Easily
When you don’t forgive, you give a lot of energy to the past. You’re allowing something that happened to you a long time ago to still have power over you now. When that happens, it becomes hard to move on, and your life becomes more difficult than it needs to be.
Forgive yourself for your past mistakes and failures. Forgive others for their wrongdoing toward you. This isn’t an event; forgiveness is a process, so take your time! Don’t do it for them – do it for yourself! Learn how to not only survive difficult times but grow through them by forgiving others and yourself completely.
No one is perfect – we all make mistakes or hurt ourselves sometimes, intentionally or unintentionally – but that shouldn’t stop us from moving on with our lives in a healthy way.
It’s not about forgetting what happened. It’s about letting go of the resentment, bitterness, anger, and pain caused by what happened in the past so that we can be more present in our lives today and move into the future without carrying all those negative emotions with us wherever we go.
You’re Never Satisfied With What You Have
Do you know that some people always compare themselves to others and always want to have what they don’t have? That’s why life is so hard because you can’t keep up and it’s an impossibility to be satisfied with what you’ve.
But we all have to learn to deal with this difficult situation because no one can afford everything that someone else has. And even if you can’t afford something that another person has, there are still qualities that make a person more than the sum of his possessions.
You Put Yourself Last Too Often
When a friend or even a stranger needs help, your first impulse is to give it. The truth is that by doing so, you not only run the risk of being taken advantage of, but you can also take the focus off where it belongs: on you and what you need.
You aren’t selfish if you want what you want and refuse to help those who take advantage of your kindness. You’re very brave. If others can get help from someone else, they should. It’s just not your job to always be the hero – and trying to do that will end up breaking you more than it heals you.
We’re Fighting Over What’s Wrong
We’re fighting over what’s wrong, not finding solutions.
It’s human nature to look for the bad in things. This is even necessary. If we didn’t react to negative situations and people, we’d never learn. We wouldn’t be able to develop and improve as individuals because we wouldn’t be aware of all the things that could harm us.
There’s nothing wrong with pointing out the flaws in the world or ourselves – but if that’s all you do, it means you’re living a life without purpose or direction.
Thinking about our faults can help us develop a better understanding of how the world works and how our minds function in that world. But if you focus only on what’s broken around you and within you, it can be harmful – and even lead to nihilism (the belief that nothing has meaning).
This kind of thinking makes life seem meaningless; we feel overwhelmed by problems with no solution in sight and when one does appear, we dismiss it and continue to focus on the problems instead.
We’re All Controlled by Our Fears
It’s no secret that many of our actions and decisions in life are based on our fears. Maybe you’re afraid to stand up for yourself or reach out to someone you love because you’re afraid of rejection. Or you’re afraid to start your own business because you think you’ll fail.
When we allow fear to control our lives, it can keep us from making changes and achieving goals. But once we overcome these fears, we’ll find that life isn’t as hard as it seems.
We all have different fears and different ways of dealing with them – some people even use their fears as motivation to achieve great things.
We Let Life Get Too Cluttered
Have you ever sat down, looked around your house, and thought, “There’s too much stuff here?” If so, you’re not alone. Many people don’t give a second thought to the clutter in their lives until it gets so bad they can’t ignore it anymore. Clutter affects us more than we realize.
When we hear clutter, most of us usually think of material clutter – the stack of cheap magazines on the coffee table or the boxes of online purchases in the corner. These piles accumulate and soon we can’t move around our own homes because there’s just too much stuff sitting around.
But what about mental clutter? Mental clutter is the thoughts that run through your head every day that may bug you – like a chore you’re avoiding or an overdue bill – but don’t change your situation. We tend to allow these thoughts to happen and only address them when they become a problem or when something distracts us from dealing with them.
What would happen if the next time you had one of these thoughts, you addressed it immediately instead of ignoring it? Would your life get easier then? Chances are, yes!
When we stop sweeping our problems under the rug and instead address them head-on, we find that they weren’t as bad as they seemed at first glance and that they’re much easier to deal with when they’re fresh than when months or years have passed without us addressing them.
We Think We Can Do Everything on Our Own
We think we can do everything on our own and feel like failures when we can’t.
We live in a culture where independence is highly valued – and everyone wants to be strong, brave, and tough. This pursuit is admirable in many ways, but it leads us to wear ourselves out trying to do everything on our own instead of learning to ask for help.
In reality, every single one of us needs help from time to time; it’s just part of being human. The sooner we learn the importance of asking for help and the importance of connecting with others, the happier and more fulfilled we’ll live. The problem is that many people don’t know how to ask for help, or are embarrassed or ashamed to ask for help.
We Often Don’t Appreciate What We Have Until It’s Gone
People generally tend to take things for granted. This is not something that only affects certain people. Most of the time, people don’t complain about what they have until something bad or unpleasant happens to them.
This is often due to our carelessness and laziness when it comes to things we can do without much effort. In other words: We just don’t realize how important these things are until they’re gone or can’t be fixed.
Take your cell phone, for example, you probably use it every day and rarely have any problems with it. But when it breaks, you suddenly realize that while you don’t need your cell phone to survive, you rely on it heavily as a means of communication and entertainment.
Some people also tend to ignore their friends and family members because they believe they’ll always be there for them no matter what. But when one of them passes away or moves out unexpectedly, you start thinking that he or she may never come back and regret realizing the truth too late.
To prevent this from happening, you should take some time each day to appreciate the little things around you, like your car, your clothes, or even the air around us that allows us to breathe normally without getting in trouble!
If possible, you should also thank those who provide you with these things, even though they may not expect anything in return; as long as we show appreciation to others, all will be well.
We Worry More About What Others Think of Us
We worry more about what others think of us than what we think of ourselves.
It’s so important to remind yourself that it’s okay to think of yourself first. This can be especially difficult if you’re a parent because you’re so busy making sure your kids are happy, healthy, and well-fed that you might neglect yourself. But if you don’t take good care of yourself, how can you take proper care of others?
Just imagine you’re on an airplane and the oxygen masks are falling in front of your face. The likely scenario is that someone is near you who needs your help to put their oxygen mask on properly.
What would happen if, at that moment, you tried to help the other person put on their mask before you put on your own? You might make the other person feel better for a minute or two – but then you’d both be without air and neither of you could stand it for long! That’s why you have to take care of yourself first before you take care of others.
Self-awareness is the key here:
- How do I feel about myself right now?
- What do I want for myself?
If you answer these questions honestly, everyone else will have more room to flourish.
We Still Find It Convenient to Blame Others Instead of Taking Responsibility for Our Actions
When we make mistakes, it’s easier to blame someone else than to take responsibility for the problem. However, this is only a temporary solution. If you refuse to accept that you’re the one who caused the problem, you lose the power to change what happened. You can’t fix something if you don’t acknowledge that it’s broken.
To take control of your life, you must learn to take responsibility for your actions and acknowledge and accept things that are beyond your control (your parents’ behavior as a child is an example of this).
This won’t be easy and can sometimes feel like an uphill battle – but once you get into the habit of being responsible for your thoughts and behavior, you’ll notice how much stronger you feel as a result!
Remember, life doesn’t always go according to plan, but if we learn from these experiences, they can become valuable lessons that teach us something new about ourselves or others.
We Sometimes Need Sadness to Know Happiness, Noise to Appreciate Silence, and Absence to Value Presence
Sometimes you don’t realize how much better the other way is until you are forced to do things differently. The same is true for feeling emotions: we become more empathetic, compassionate, and patient when we’ve had to deal with more difficult situations in life. Sometimes we need a little sadness to fully appreciate happiness.
After all, if you’d never experienced sadness, would you be able to tell if a moment was happy or not? Or would you know what true comfort is if you’d never experienced pain in your life? What about silence? Would it mean so much if there were no moments when it was interrupted by noise?
We often forget what we’ve until we don’t have it anymore. Sometimes the best thing that can happen to us is when we lose something important because then we’re able to appreciate what that thing brought to our lives.
Life Is So Hard Because We Care
Life is so hard because we form deep emotional attachments to other people. We care about their opinion of us and their personal development. We also care about our development. We want to grow as a person and make the most of the time we’ve left on this planet.
We’re fortunate to be able to feel these feelings, but they can also be very painful. Not all pain is necessarily bad because if you didn’t feel anything, you wouldn’t be alive at all.
Life Has No Meaning Unless We Give It One Ourselves
When we’re young, we’ve no idea what life is about. We spend our days without meaning or sense. But as we grow older, something changes. Suddenly there’s this voice in our head telling us to start living life with meaning and purpose.
That may sound highfalutin, but it’s quite simple. You don’t have to exert yourself or expend a lot of energy – you just need the will and determination to change your perspective on what it means to live well. A good place to start is by asking yourself a few questions: what does life mean to me? How can I make my life more meaningful today?
By asking ourselves questions like these, we can turn away from self-sabotaging thoughts like “life has no meaning,” which only make things worse in times of stress and despair.
Instead, we can focus on the many beautiful things around us that bring joy to our lives every day – the smiles of loved ones or even just watching an ant crawl across the sidewalk in front of us.
Life Is So Hard Because We Hold On to the Idea of a Perfect Path
When it comes to success, we seem to have the idea that there’s only one path, and although we can’t see what that path looks like in its entirety, we know enough about its general shape to know how far we’re from being on it. But in reality, there are many ways to get to the same place.
We should accept that there are many ways to get to the same place. Stop comparing where you’re now to where others were at your age, or when you see someone happily married with four children and wonder why you’re alone when you’d like to get married and have children but no one wants those things anymore.
You don’t need a crystal ball or a map; just take a step in the direction of your dreams and let life guide you, no matter what twists and turns the journey brings.
The ways of others aren’t our ways. That’s not to say it’s wrong to have a plan, but more often than not, plans change because life changes – and so do we as humans – and that’s OK because life is happening right here, right now, not in some hypothetical future where everything will magically fall into place the way we imagined it before all the unexpected bumps along the way turned us into something other than what we once were.
Life Is So Difficult Because We Don’t Live It
If you’re constantly thinking about the past or worrying about the future, you aren’t living life in the present moment. Instead of regretting or thinking about what could go wrong, it’s better to enjoy life to the fullest every day and accept that everything will work out the way it’s supposed to.
Life isn’t a race – there’s no need to compete with others. Don’t worry if your friends get married and have kids while you’re still single, or if they’ve more money than you – it doesn’t mean their life is better than yours.
Take time to smell the roses, whether that means taking a quiet walk in the park or doing some yoga exercises at home. You don’t have to prove yourself to anyone but yourself!
Life Is So Hard Because You Don’t Know Healthy Boundaries
Life is so hard because you don’t know healthy boundaries and let others walk all over you.
You may think you’re a people pleaser, but you’re not. You allow others to disrespect and take advantage of your time and energy.
Setting boundaries (even if it’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done) is an important part of life. Boundaries are set so people know where they stand with others and where others stand with them. For example, a boundary is crossed when someone gives you a hard time.
When you respect your boundaries, you not only protect yourself from being taken advantage of by others, but you also show them how to treat everyone else in their lives.
If possible, you should tell them what behavior isn’t okay for you from now on and what the consequences will be if they don’t respect your boundaries in the future: “Please don’t keep doing [x] because [y] will happen”.
Otherwise, remove yourself from their company immediately. Don’t spend any more time or energy trying to change this person for the better unless it’s necessary!
Having healthy boundaries makes it easier for others to set healthy boundaries for themselves as well!
Life Is So Hard Because You Surround Yourself With Toxic, Negative People Instead of Supportive People
Here’s a hard truth: there’s only one person you can always rely on 100% no matter what, and that’s yourself. You know this because if you’re honest with yourself, this is the same reason why life is so hard! Rather than surrounding yourself with people who support you and encourage you in your dreams, you surround yourself with people who drag you down.
I’m sure we’ve all been in that situation at least once in our lives (and maybe more) that we knew someone was trying to stop us from achieving our goals, but we surrounded ourselves with those people anyway.
Maybe it’s time for a little self-reflection: why are you so afraid to let go of these toxic people? Maybe they’ve been in your life for so long that it feels like they’ve always been your friends.
Or maybe they’ve some power over you and just the thought of them being gone makes you nervous or anxious. Whatever the case may be, don’t let your fears get in the way of your happiness!
It may be scary at first, but if you separate yourself from these toxic people and instead focus on building a support system full of positive people who support your dreams and ambitions, life won’t feel so hard anymore!
Life Is So Hard Because You Don’t Know When to Stop Working and Relax, Instead of Trying to Create a Work Life Balance
Work life balance is a very important part of life. It’s so important that you know how to prioritize your work and your life and how to find a balance between the two. One of the most important things you should know about this topic is that there are two different types of work-life balance: those who’re able to manage their time better than others, or those who’re not.
You may think it’s easy to figure out if someone has a good work life balance because they have a high salary or an office job. However, these people don’t necessarily have a good work life balance because they spend so much time at work and not enough time with their family or friends.
Those who don’t know how to prioritize between work and life often struggle to find a good balance between the two.
Life Is Hard Because You Want It to Be Easy
One of the main reasons life is so hard is because you, and people in general, want it easy. Life is complicated. Life has challenges. Life has unexpected twists and turns that you can’t control. Life has obstacles, roadblocks, and setbacks that you must overcome.
But just because life is complex doesn’t mean it’s difficult. Rather, it can be as easy or as hard as you want it to be. You’ve it in your hands to make your life easier. You just need to understand that many things are possible with hard work and dedication.
Many things that seem impossible at first glance become possible if you work towards them long enough. Many things that seem impossible at first glance become possible when you break them down into smaller steps that are achievable in less time than the whole project would take.
This gives you a sense of progress so you know where you’re going and how long it’ll take for your goal to become a reality if you follow through on your action plan to achieve it:
- When goals haven’t yet been achieved because those who desperately want to achieve them aren’t willing to make enough effort to succeed.
- When goals have a very low priority compared to others who’re competing for their attention at any given time in 24 hours.
- When goals are rejected by those who find excuses not to do what they want because they believe they don’t deserve better, even though they’re capable.
Life Is Like a Train, Not an Airplane
Why is life hard? Because the train goes fast, the stops are short, and you can’t slow it down. If your life feels like a ride on a bullet train – speeding past scenery that disappears before you’ve time to enjoy it – there’s a reason. You can’t change the speed of the train or its direction, but there are things you can do to make your journey a little more enjoyable.
Most importantly, don’t jump off the train! It’s not possible to slow the train down or reverse its direction; this trip is supposed to be fast and non-stop. But that doesn’t mean you can just jump off! If you choose that path, things will only get worse.
Instead, change your perspective: look at life as an adventure, not an obligation. Remember that every stop on this journey offers new opportunities and experiences. Use each stop as an opportunity to engage with something new or unknown, even if it’s only for a brief moment.
Maybe something good is waiting for you at the next stop! If all else fails, you can take comfort in the fact that there’s always a new opportunity waiting around the next bend. As long as you’re still on board, there are still plenty of opportunities for you to have personal growth and change.
Life Can Be Very Hard, but You Have the Power to Change It
Life can be very hard, but it’s up to you to make a difference. Only you have the ability to work on yourself and improve your life, no one else can do it for you.
Change is a choice and not something that just happens when we’re faced with a difficult situation. It takes focus and dedication to educate yourself about the things you want to improve, as well as time and effort to change the behaviors that need to be corrected.
Only when we approach our problems with this mindset can we truly begin to make the changes necessary to live a more productive life.
Change is in your hands, in your power, and your sphere of influence; it all comes down to how badly you want something. If there’s anything worth fighting for – be it love or success – fight for it!
This doesn’t mean we’ve to give up everything else to achieve what makes us happy, because sometimes those things don’t exist (winning the lottery, for example). But to what makes us happy, we should give all our attention and effort until nothing stands between us and our happiness!
Why Is Life Worth Living?
Life is often challenging, but it’s worth living:
- Life is a gift – and that makes it worthwhile.
- Life is beautiful. There are so many beautiful things in the world – it’s just up to us to find them.
- Life is a challenge, and challenges make us stronger! Think about how you’ve grown from the challenges you’ve faced in the past. Life will still have its ups and downs, but at least we’ve something to keep us going (and growing).
Since love can grow out of any kind of relationship, life is worth living because of love – for your friends and family, or even for yourself as an individual. This isn’t to say that love alone has the power to make life worth living.
Rather, I believe it’s important because relationships with other people give us something more meaningful than ourselves (or our own lives) to live for when we feel down.
With that in mind, I want to leave you with one last thought: there are so many different ways someone can feel like their life isn’t worth living – each person needs something specific to not only know they can go on living but to want to… hope this helps!
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