Life can be downright difficult at times. It can box you in and beat you down. While no one ever said that life would be simple, many of us were often ill-prepared for just how hard things could get. When we suffer through recurrent failures and setbacks, getting through the hard times in life can seem like an enchanted fantasy.

How are we supposed to pass tough times, particularly when we have little help from the people around us? Does it get any easier than this, or is this all we can ever really expect?

Here are nine things you can avoid to try to make your life easier starting today.

“You can’t stop the future
You can’t rewind the past
The only way to learn the secret
…is to press play.”
― Jay Asher

1. Your decisions are motivated by fear

This mean, so many people want to stick with the job they hate or with a toxic relationship. You will choose either one because you think that you cannot find something better. Meanwhile, you need to understand that there will no such thing call betterment if you do the same thing over and over again. Therefore, you may have to find the strength and courage to change things in your way.

2. You take on more than you can handle

According to a research, it has mentioned that when you work over 50 hours for a week, the chance of makes you less dynamic and more prone to missing days at work or even leaving it behind entirely. You need to understand that there’s a limit where you can take. Beyond that point, you need to learn to say no to friends and colleagues.

3. You constantly compare yourself to others
When people compare them, feel depressed and demoralized, it’s often stemming from a belief that you’re not good enough. You are putting unnecessary pressure on yourself, you need to follow your path in your way. You need to come up with something better, not to beat yourself down.

4. You purchase items you don’t need

While you should certainly treat yourself every now and then, try to think your purchases through. Useless things not only cost you money, but they also create clutter and require you or maintain them, even if you aren’t using them. Statistics suggest that your average American home has around 300,000 items! And on top of that, about 10% of Americans rent extra storage space. Only purchase and keep items that you really need, and you will be surprised how much simpler your life will become.

5. You avoid risk

Certainly, there is a chance that you might be unsuccessful, but even if you do, you can use it as a learning experience. But if you succeed, you will be glad that you accepted the risk.

6. You take offense easily

Everybody values the freedom to say what they want, even if it’s not backed by arguments. You possibly wouldn’t expect people around you to get offended when you present your opinion, so why should you get offended when someone else does the same? If you are right, nobody can force their opinion on you, and that should be enough.

7. You are not living in the present

In order to expect something good to come along as a result of your hard work, you cannot put your entire life on hold just fulfill that. At the same time, you need to enjoy your life, day by day.

8. You are worried about other people’s opinions

If you are trying to satisfy everyone, you will never actually live your own life and meet the goals. Don’t let others command what you should do and follow your own dreams and wishes.

9. You don’t get enough rest

You need to have enough time for yourself. You can write a journal, go for a walk, listen to music, watch a movie, read a book, or do anything that will help you relax and calm. These things will safeguard your health, when you are continuously living under pressure and tension, it will cause migraines, chronic pain, increased blood pressure, and a whole slew of other negative effects on your musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, and just about every other system in your body.

Life wasn’t easy growing up; it was frustrating. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily, everything would have come easily, and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.

Caitlyn Jenner

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