There are always going to be a few bumps in the road in the journey of life. A few obstacles to hurdle over, a few battles we have to fight. Most of these things are typically out of our control and are just little aspects of life that everyone has to deal with.
Although life throws us a few curve balls every now and then, there are a few problems that we bring upon ourselves. Little do we sometimes notice the things in life that drag us down that we are unaware of. Here are five things that subconsciously drag us down.
1) Friends. No, not every friend brings forth with them negative vibes. However, we all do have that one friend, if not a couple friends, that are constantly mentally draining us with their problems or negative attitudes in general. At times, it is hard for us to see that our friends are the one dragging us down because, after all, they are our friends. But unfortunately, sometimes the people we love come with baggage that can weigh us down. Don’t let it. Separate yourself from their personal issues.
2) Money. We typically don’t like to think of ourselves as materialistic or greedy, but money does play a large role in our lifestyles. At the end of the day, money is always a worry whether we want to admit it or not. Always remember that where you are in life right now is where you are supposed to be. Be comfortable with the earnings you work hard for.
3) The past. The past weighs us down like an anchor that we cannot move forward from without release. Constantly dwelling on past relationships and memories is enough to send us right into depression. Leave the past in the past. We are creating new memories right now.
4) Great expectations. Everyone has them. They’re the “life plan” we’ve had in the back of our minds for years. We may never discuss them, but we have milestone goals we want to reach by certain ages or places we think we should already be right now. Don’t rush these things. You have the rest of your life to meet your expectations.
5) Accepting criticism. We all like to think we thrive and excel after receiving “constructive criticism”, however, this little tool for self-growth often does the opposite. If someone tells us we aren’t up to par at something, we often dwell on that and live in fear of trying to do that one thing again. Use this to fuel yourself to work harder.
No matter the source of the negativity, all of these things can seriously drain us mentally and physically. Worrying begins consuming our lives and it only continuously adds stress. Some of these things we don’t consider to be the problem that is dragging us down, but it is time to face the music. To read more in depth about other things that are subconsciously dragging you down, read an article from the Having Time blog: http://havingtime.com/what-are-you-clinging-to-thats-dragging-you-down-2/.