Good question. I’m not sure exactly why your life is so shit but I have some ideas.
Why? Because I’ve been there. At numerous points, my life was shit. Sometimes in a really bad way.
Here are some reasons why your life might be shit:
Maybe your life is shit because you’re trying to live up to someone else’s expectations of what your life should be.
Maybe it’s shit because you’re following a script you didn’t write.
Maybe it’s shit because you don’t actually know what excites you any more. (Reality TV, porn, and video games don’t count)
Maybe your life is shit because you have a partner you don’t love wholeheartedly. Maybe it’s shit because you don’t love yourself that way either.
Maybe your life is shit because you are young and other people are controlling where you live, how you live, and how much access you have to financial freedom. (Hang in there. You’ll get to call the shots one day.)
Maybe your life is shit because you’ve been hurt by people and can’t see beyond it. Maybe it’s shit because you’re still allowing yourself to be a victim of things long past.
Maybe your life is shit because you achieved what you thought would bring you happiness, only to discover that your hypothesis was wrong and the loneliness is still replete.
Maybe it’s shit because you attach too much meaning to things instead of experiences.
Maybe it’s shit because you’re terrible at letting go.
Maybe it’s shit because you’ve acted a little crazy in the past and pushed away people who wanted to love you but couldn’t.
Maybe your life is shit because you’re boring. (You know who you are.)
Maybe your life is shit because you’re telling yourself a really big lie and determined to believe it (“I have a job people would kill for! I’m so lucky!”). That’s not good. Please tell yourself the truth.
Maybe it’s shit because you spend way too much time worrying about what other people will think.
Or maybe it’s shit because contrary to years upon years of empirical evidence, you still choose to belief that jerkface voice in your head that tells you you’re not enough…that you’re not worthy.
It’s never too late to shift the story. The only things between a shit life and a great one are the choices you make and the thoughts you choose.
Trust me on that.
I know you’ve got something to say about this, so please leave your comments below. Especially if your life used to be shit and now it’s not. Help your brothers and sisters out.