10 Things That make You Unhappy

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Worry much?

Worrying and stressing about things that have happened or could happen is a major cause of unhappiness in our lives.

Below is a list of 10 things that we should stop worrying about so that we will be a lot happier.

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1) What someone said

Did somebody just say something that got on your nerves? Whether it is an insult, a subtle put down or sarcasm, stop rerunning it over and over in your head. Don’t take it personally, it may not even be about you.

2) The stresses of work

Go to work. Do what you have to do, but when you clock off, leave work at work. It’s time to enjoy your day. Stop thinking about work and focus on your own life.

3) Something bad that happened in the past

I know this is “easier said than done”, but it’s true, we need to let go of the past and start focusing on the present. If you think about it, the past does not exist anymore and thinking about it would never produce anything worthwhile for you or your life. So do what it takes to let it go.

4) The future

Speaking of time, we shouldn’t waste too many thoughts worrying about the future. Plan ahead, take action and the future will take care of itself.

5) Angry and destructive scenarios

Picture this: Somebody treats you unfairly and angers you deeply. You then spend precious time thinking up scenarios of how you’re going to exact revenge. But all of that is useless. It’s tiring and it can hurt. I know as I have had to deal with anger issues before myself. Don’t waste your time with such angry thoughts. Take solace in the fact instead that you’re capable enough to let it go. That’s how real happiness comes.

6) Money

Money is important, but think about this: Money will never make you happy, it will only make you more of who you already are. Whatever stage you are now in your life, ask yourself, will it ever be enough? Work hard. Do what it takes, But realize there’s more to life than worrying about money. Focus on the person you need to be to make the money.

7) The bad news you read this morning

As far as I’m concerned, the majority of news in our papers or social media feeds is plain negative. It may have caught your attention, but why let it ruin your day?
What happens in the world isn’t your fault. Just because something bad happened out there doesn’t mean it needs to make you become like them. So do what you can to always help others and make this world a better place.

8) That embarrassing thing you did

Well it may have been pretty embarrassing at the time! Just laugh it off. Nobody has an agenda that’s based off your life. They probably forgot it about it a lot quicker than you think.

9) Your supposed bad luck

You know, things like getting a parking ticket not once, but twice! And then you scream, “Why does this happen to me?!” as if you want to challenge the universe. Let’s not go too deep and talk about karma, cosmic forces or even the law of attraction. These things just happen! So forget about it!

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10) When your big “break” will come

We all struggle at certain points in our lives, and then we wonder when our big, milestone will arrive be it in the form of a promotion at work or perhaps being discovered by a talent scout. But thinking about it is useless. We ought to simply focus on the task at hand and keep working hard, every, single day! Besides, a big break doesn’t solve all your problems. We all face challenges throughout our lives. So just work hard and don’t give up.

If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below.

Until next time, I am John W. Newman and always remember…

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John newman

My name is John W. Newman. Property investor, Internet entrepreneur, husband and father of four beautiful daughters. Join me on my road to financial freedom! Dream It...Believe It...Then Achieve It!


  1. I used to worry a lot about the future until someone pointed out to me “Don’t worry, it hasn’t even happen yet!!!”

    Now, instead of worrying, I concentrate on what I can do now so that tomorrow will be better 🙂

    • Absolutely agree Cathy!

      Worrying is a major cause of unhappiness.

      Remember though that most of the things that we worry about never happen.. so stop worrying!

      Thanks for your comment!

  2. great website! I love the overall feel of it. Hope I can get somewhere near as good as this when I finsh up my WA training. Keep up the good work!

  3. Hi, John

    Thanks you for sharing the 10 things that make us unhappy and I can personally connect with all of them.

    It’s being unhappy in life which can stop us from moving forward and achieving great things. We need to think and act positive, stay focused and work hard if we want success at anything 🙂


  4. Hi John, most of the times stress and worrying do no good to me, might as well channel my energy to do something constructive and create a online business for a better future ahead. Cheers.

  5. Nice post. We all need those reminders to stay in a positive place, as that is where things are achieved for the better!


  6. Hi John
    Thanks for the inspirational post.
    In my case I do not worry too much about unnecessary things I just live in the present.

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