11 Habits That Can Make You Feel Like Life Is Worse Than It Really Is

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Just because you are in a good place in life doesn't always mean you'll feel good, and sometimes, when life is feeling pretty crummy, you can weirdly feel okay. How we handle things can dictate our mental state, and there are a number of habits that can make you feel like life is worse than it really is. We always talk about what habits to adopt if you want to feel happier or less stressed, but sometimes it's good to flip things around and try to ditch those habits that can actually make everything seem more negative.

"Some habits make us feel worse about things because they either focus on the negative, or they are bad for us, and we know it," says Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC over email. "We know we should be doing the opposite of what we are doing, so it makes us feel worse about ourselves. This typically triggers a negative cycle where we feel bad about ourselves and continue the behaviors that support that feeling and line of thinking."

The first step to breaking the cycle is identifying what habits are putting an unnecessary damper on your life. Here are 11 habits that can make you feel like life is worse than it really is.