Health & Beauty

6 Reasons Why You're Feeling Unhappy


Everyone's business and life goals vary hugely. Inner peace and being happy are the new success. If you've been feeling unhappy or unsatisfied with your life recently, discover some typical reasons why below. Knowledge is power; once you identify why you're unhappy, you can work on eradicating and implementing what you need to be happy.

1. Check your circle.

I know I repeat this all the time, but it's because it's so significant. You become who you spend your time around. Eliminate anyone toxic who's been encouraging you to doubt yourself or display negative feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. Negativity is a virus that will poison everything good in your life if you allow it to.

2. Isolation.

It's a natural response to cut yourself off socially when you feel unhappy. However, isolation can make you feel more alone, more miserable, and more, well, isolated. Force yourself to socialize with positive people at least once a week, and you'll feel your mood instantly improve.

3. Trying to control everything.

We can't control everything in our lives. A lack of feeling in control of our business or personal lives can lead to anxiety and unhappiness. Let it go. We can't control everything, but we can control how we react to life's inevitable curveballs. Meditation and yoga are your new BFF's.

4. Stop comparing yourself and your life to others.

Very few people post their real-life dramas on social media. So theoretically, you're comparing your entire life to someone's highlights reel. That perfect relationship you follow on Instagram? There's no way of knowing when they last argued and what is what about; perhaps one is more invested in it than the other. You just never know. The Instagram model you wish you looked like almost every day? Maybe she didn't achieve her look naturally, or perhaps if you put the work in, you'd boost your confidence and stop comparing yourself to other people. It's all about perspective.

5. Lack of direction.

If you're not setting goals for what you want to achieve in life, you're merely wandering and may find yourself feeling lost without any real sense of purpose. Identify what you want in life, set goals, and get after it!

6. Staying in unhealthy relationships.

The right partner will never make you question their feelings for you, nor will they belittle you. If you've spent far longer with someone than you know you should have, put yourself first. Take some time out. You'll be amazed by how quickly you start flourishing once you eliminate the wrong partner from your life.

What changes are you making for a happy new year? Tweet me @lorenridinger.