6 Common Habits of Unhappy People (And How To Be Happy)
If you know someone who has recently become depressed or simply unhappy in general, then you may want to look for these six bad habits to identify what kind of behavioral issues they are suffering from and how you can help them overcome these struggles.
Being unhappy or depressed can be a very energy-consuming process, constantly draining them of all motivation, 24/7. It is important that you remain patient with them as they go at their own pace in restoring their happiness once again.
1. Future Worry
People who are depressed or unhappy usually have a sense of worry for what might happen in the future. They are never truly living in the moment and choose to look far ahead into their lives, thinking of all the horrible outcomes they could suffer from.
It is important you try to remind them that they must live fully in the present, otherwise they will never truly be happy with what is going on in the future. Focus on the here and now, what they can improve on, and how they can get themselves back to being happy.
2. Won't Let Go Of The Past
Depressed or unhappy people often dwell on their past mistakes and regret a lot of the things that they used to do. This ties to the first habit we discussed of not truly living in the present moment.
In order for them to regain their happiness, they are going to have to stop being so hard on themselves for previous mistakes that they will never be able to fix. They must be able to forgive themselves, as well as not dwelling on whatever happened, in order for them to move on officially.
3. Extremely Negative
Depressed or unhappy people will resort to extreme negative addictions, usually food being the main go to for comfort. Sometimes, going even further to more dire substances like drug use and alcohol abuse for relieving themselves of their existing pain.
It's important that we try to get them the help that they need in order to get over their nasty habits. They need to begin the recovery process from all the horrible things they've consumed in the past years while they've been unhappy.