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10 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself To Enjoy Life

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William Lyon Phelps once said that,
 
“There is a strange reluctance on the part of most people to admit they enjoy life.” 
 
We all know that this quote applies to many people out there but are you nodding in affirmation to the above quote?
Are you one of those people who have just been living on a day-to-day basis with no clearly defined goals or path? 
What’s stopping you from enjoying your life to the fullest and being content with whatever you’ve got or achieved till now?
In this post, we shall see 10 things which might have been hindering or stopping you from extracting the maximum amount of joy from your lives. See for yourself and check whether any of the points from the list applies to you. Most importantly, check whether you have stopped the activity which stops you from enjoying life.
 1.

     Stop going into inertia

     Inertia is the tendency of an object to resist any change in its motion or state of rest. Once an individual goes into a state of inertia, he/she might be caught in a loop of activity wherein it becomes difficult to escape the routine. Inertia can cause a lot of dissatisfaction in an individual. Most of the times, especially in this modern age, it becomes highly imperative to keep doing engaging in newer activities to increase the likelihood of innovation. Read about how to break the routine.

Today’s Advice Stop going into Inertia .

 2.

     Stop being afraid of committing mistakes

     We all know the old adage “To err is human”. However, how many of us really follow this principle? Rarely few. In fact, we’ve been taught since childhood that committing mistakes a bad thing and this belief has been brain washed into our minds. Truth is, mistakes are what have led people to achieve greatest heights, to invent, to make new discoveries and to register their names in the History books. 

Today’s Advice Stop being afraid of committing mistakes .

 3.

     Stop complaining

     In Life, things do not always go the way we wanted them to. People will disappoint most of the times and there will be hurdles a lot of the times. Stop complaining and become a stronger person with each incoming hurdle and setback. Complaints are excuses for your own shortcomings and you’ll notice the difference in your morale once you stop complaining.

Today’s Advice Stop complaining .

 4.

     Stop chasing perfection

     A perfect or an ideal case does not exist in practical life, so stop chasing it. In the pursuit of perfection, you would end up not taking any action at all. One must remember that there is no substitute for pure execution of a work, don’t spend too much time fretting over details and getting everything perfect.

Today’s Advice Stop chasing perfection .

 5.

     Stop blaming

     Humans have a tendency of taking credit for all the adulation and praise whereas whenever there is a fault, we are quick to blame other people. We have no right to blame others, more so, if we have not gathered all the facts and the details. Usually, it is our own folly which leads to a failure/setback/mistake. So, think before blaming others.

Today’s Advice Stop blaming .

 6.

     Stop worrying

     The most important feature of the habit of worrying is that it has no impact on your tomorrow/future. But it ruins your today and snatches your happiness away from you. Don’t let that happen to you. Stop worrying about matters which have no concern or have no impact on you down the line. Useless worrying about every other matter gets you no where and degrades your health.

Today’s Advice Stop worrying .

 7.

     Stop expecting

     Do you know the root cause of all our feelings, emotions and our sadness/sorrow? It is expectations. It is only when we expect a certain behavior or a certain outcome/result, do we start experiencing emotional setbacks. We tend to get sad, happy, angry, oblivious, anxious, or scared, all due to expectations. If one stops expecting, everything comes as a gift to you and as a surprise.

Today’s Advice Stop expecting .

 8.

     Stop becoming idle

     Don’t sit around thinking about the consequences and your shortcomings. Act now. Be in the moment. Start doing.

Today’s Advice Stop becoming idle .

 9.

     Stop trying to become someone else

     All of us are unique, just like everyone else. Yes, that’s right; there’ll never be another you. So, stop imitating people and trying to become a person whom you’re not, that’s highly unjust for such a valuable individual such as you. Learn to recognize your own strengths and act upon it.

Today’s Advice Stop trying to become someone else .

10.

     Stop seeing death with fearful eyes

     Death is inevitable. No one has ever escaped it. However, most people don’t realize this. They waste the precious time which they have on mindless pursuit of materialistic gains. Remember to use death as a powerful motivator to achieve your goals. Don’t believe me? Watch Steve Jobs speak about life, death and his experiences. 

Today’s Advice Stop seeing death with fearful eyes .

Which of the points applies to you the most?
Are there any other aspects, which you feel are not part of the list? Share them with us in the comments.


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90 thoughts on “10 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself To Enjoy Life

  1. Thanks for dropping by Valli.:)
    Well, they're not that difficult, it is our mind which makes them look difficult. Otherwise they are quite easy to implement.
    Glad you liked it 🙂

  2. Indeed, Arti. I would say pick up just one point and start working on it from today itself and see the differences for yourself.
    Glad you liked the points, thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and your feedback. 🙂

  3. I will vouch for most of the points you have listed here. We probably all know and agree to all these point sin principle, but life's daily grind some takes toll and we tend to forget how to break free and stay happy.

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Jahid, it's an honor to be awarded the Liebster by you. I'm deeply humbled by this gesture of yours.
    It is because of the support and conviction of bloggers like you, that I've reached this point. Thank you very much 🙂

  5. Thank you very much for liking this post and for being a regular reader of my blog. 🙂
    Yes, all of us can surely use a little bit of changes in our lives, to improve the quality of living 🙂

  6. Indeed, Rachna, all it needs is just one aspect which can bring a change in your life. In fact, it is advisable to start off by taking each point one at a time.
    Thank you very much for dropping by and sharing your views about this topic 🙂

  7. Yes, you're right Meenakshi. As a result of the battles which we wage on a daily basis, some of these points get lost in the noise. It is an art which needs to be perfected with practice, nothing comes without Karma. 🙂
    Thank you very much for sharing your valuable insights into this topic 🙂

  8. Yes, you've correctly pointed it out. We do a bit of all and fail to achieve excellence in all of them as a result.
    Thank you very much Fayaz for your feedback and your views on this topic 🙂

  9. We all actually try to keep up the pace and get along with the above mentioned points but somehow sometimes we tend to forget or skip them…
    Revision is necessary..and you made us do that..Thanks a lot 🙂

  10. your background is breath taking! LOVEEE your page indeed! Funny how I have not been here before! And yes, death should be welcomed, as much as birth is~

  11. Stop expecting and stop trying to become someone else.. well i guess, these points are much enough for lading a happy life… 🙂 Every point is a valid one.. Good post, Jay.

  12. Yes, in the hectic pace of modern life, it is highly likely that these points could skip one's mind. I'm happy to have done that for you as well as my readers.
    Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback Odyzz. 🙂

  13. Good to hear that you at least spare some Me time for yourself, otherwise people do not even spend time with themselves. Yes, doing so does relax one's nerves and mind. Thanks a lot Medha for sharing your insight on this topic 🙂

  14. Welcome to my blog Saro 🙂 🙂 🙂
    I'm deeply humbled by your feedback and compliments.
    Glad that you've found the blog now. 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Yes, death should be seen as a motivator.
    Thanks for dropping by, keep visiting 🙂

  15. Yes, very important points and these 2 points are the ones which generate the maximum amount of stress in our lives.
    The typo is acceptable Rat, maybe ate it en route to typing at the keyboard. :p :p :p
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and views on this. 🙂

  16. I like the first one the most and I seek change all the time. I have to be active or do something new, either in life or in general. BTW, I started learning crochet but to my utter disappointment, I weaved a tablecloth within 24 hours. I am looking to tougher designs now…

    I would add 'Stop Judging others' It brings a lot of negativity in your life as when you judge others, you are wasting your time and it is always done to kill your inferiority.

    A good read and enjoy life. Enjoy Blogging too 🙂

  17. Indeed, change is an essential part of one's life. Ohh, I guess, you need to find something really challenging to do. Try Bungee jumping or sky diving for a change 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Yes, judging is a big time guzzler.
    Thank you very much Saru for dropping by and sharing your valuable thoughts and feedback 🙂 🙂 🙂
    Happy Blogging 😀

  18. Yes, quite true, I think point 1 applies to most of the people, even me sometimes. Once that happens, one has to indulge in ordered chaos to bring some meaning to one's life.
    So, have you thought about initiating some chaos in your life???
    Thanks a lot for dropping by and leaving your views and your invaluable feedback 🙂 🙂 🙂

  19. Welcome to my blog Issac. 🙂
    Yes, life is no rocket science, we humans have a tendency of making simple things complex.
    Thank you very much for stopping by and giving your insights and feedback about this topic. 🙂

  20. Aaah, Arnab, that's a personal one. I've myself seen the amount of time which gets wasted due to chasing perfection.
    I would highly recommend that you come out of it. Take someone's help if it suits you, try to bring some ordered chaos in your life. That should set you straight.
    Thanks a lot Arnab for sharing your views and for the lovely feedback.
    I hope that perfection doesn't decrease your efficiency in the future 🙂

  21. Impressive Blog.. I can relate each point some how with my till date experiences. Very effective post. Liked it very much.. THANKS for sharing.. Nirali

  22. nice one…thanks for sharing…i came here to nominate u for the Liebster Award but looks liek u r already a recipient and deserving one too! All the best and happy blogging.

  23. Yes, you're quite right. Most of the times, it is in the best interests to just keep the work flowing and produce better results rather than spending time complaining. Indeed, death has many mysteries which man has not yet realized.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your views over here 🙂

  24. Yes, point well made. Many a times, we make the mistakes of taking everything, including ourselves, too seriously. That leads to a lot of complications.
    Your insight and your feedback is highly appreciated and welcomed on my blog. Thank you Nandini 🙂

  25. Thank you for your feedback Mehroo. 🙂
    Ohh, I didn't realize that. Thank you so much for the gesture. I'm humbled by the honor of knowing that you had selected me for the Liebster Award 🙂
    Do I still get the award? 😉

  26. Welcome to my blog Natalie. 🙂
    Yes, you should add all of them. Glad that you liked this list.
    Thanks for dropping by and sharing your feedback 🙂
    Do keep visiting 🙂

  27. WOW man!! You really are great…These are some points which many people might not accept….3,6,7,9 are the ones that I do experience some times. You have put it out in the open…Nice article 🙂 I have also shared this article as you had suggested 🙂

  28. Yes, indeed, you've pointed out an important aspect. Positive thinking is all that makes a difference. Thank you for sharing your valuable thoughts and views. 🙂

  29. I'm humbled by this feedback Neha. Glad you enjoyed it and have bookmarked it.
    Do share it with people in your circle who might need a dose of inspiration.
    Thank you for the feedback, do keep visiting 🙂

  30. Yes, quite true. Most of the people experience these hurdles in their lives but rarely does anyone try to overcome it or find solutions for it.
    I hope this article has helped you personally.
    Thank you very much Akash, keep sharing with all your close ones. 🙂

  31. Wow what a wonderful post you have written 🙂 We forget these things in due course of our lives.And good things should be reminded 🙂 I will try to inculcate all these points in my life to lead a better and peaceful life than what I am living now 🙂
    Thank you for sharing your ideas 🙂

  32. Yes, indeed, we usually forget that these are very simple yet very important aspects of life. Glad you could connect with the post.
    Thank you for the feedback Bhoomika 🙂

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