Nobody can influence how you feel except you. This is something that’s easy to say, but infinitely more difficult to accept. We all strive to be happy, no matter what we’re doing in life, but it’s hard to keep a sunny disposition when the inevitable happens.
Life is short and life is difficult at times, but ultimately, we are in control of how happy or unhappy we are. Unhappiness is different from depression, and the difference has to do with disposition.
Depression is a result of a chemical imbalance in the brain, but unhappiness or happiness is determined by how we choose to live our lives.
If you feel like you’ve been living in a state of unhappiness, here are five habits of unhappy people, and how to avoid them.
1. Overly Critical of Oneself and Others
Since happiness is something that can be controlled, it’s important to think positively about yourself.
Negativity just brings you down, especially if you’re always overly critical of yourself or your own abilities.
If you feel good about yourself, it’s no coincidence that you’ll feel good in general.
You also need to respect another person’s right to happiness; don’t let them influence your own disposition.