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    People Are Sharing Small Things People Do That Actually Make Their Lives Harder Than They Have To Be

    For anyone who wants to get their life together a little more...

    Have you ever wondered what you're doing that actually makes your life harder, not easier? Well, on Friday, Reddit user u/tropicalzhu asked people, "What's a common thing people do without realizing it's actually making their life harder?" People came through with some stuff that we all need to just nix from our lives.

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    Here's what they said:

    1. "Distancing yourself from your friends because they don't contact you. I'm guilty of this; I'm just tired of being the only one who contacts them, yet I know they would be here for me if I asked them to. Distancing myself more hasn't made my life better at all."

    u/Golfbollen

    2. "Not properly communicating their needs to people in their life. That one simple thing has ruined countless relationships."

    u/Mayva26

    3. "Mindlessly eating. I used to be guilty of this — I would eat when watching TV, when bored, when I was playing video games. I ate, ate, ate with no sense of how much or how often. I'd mow down a family-size bag of Doritos or five cans of Pepsi without really registering that I'd done so. It's not healthy."

    u/iplaytoomuchdnd

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    4. "Road rage."

    u/lanneretwing

    5. "Spending a lot of time on social media."

    u/superchargedpetro

    6. "Failing to apologize. It’s sad to watch a person, in an effort to preserve themselves, damn themselves by simply refusing to admit responsibility and address the problem."

    u/Parictis

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    7. "People-pleasing. Sometimes you just have to say 'no' to people. Otherwise, you'll be taken advantage of over and over and over again. That leads to pent-up anger and resentment. Just learn to say, 'No.'"

    u/Linux4ever_Leo

    8. "Not moving your body daily, keeping your muscles (metabolism) strong, bones healthy, heart pumping, lungs healthy, etc."

    u/hoodyk

    9. "Not taking just 10–15 minutes each day to clean and organize."

    u/macaronsforeveryone

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    10. "Low-quality dental care routine."

    u/Hola_Yann

    11. "Always putting others over yourself. You are worth your own attention."

    u/southcatcookie1234

    12. "Staying hydrated is so simple and easy, but so many people don't do it."

    u/hoodyk

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    13. "Keeping toxic people around. I've recently cut a couple people off. The process was difficult and painful, but the results made up for it."

    u/tropicalzhu

    14. "Failing to utilize an actual calendar. I know so many people who insist on just trying to remember everything, and then are constantly forgetting or double-booking their own plans."

    u/_MaddAddam

    15. "Credit card debt. Over-spending on things you don’t need will end up costing you a fortune in interest."

    u/Franksboat

    16. "Buying discount products and repairing what should be replaced. Example: I work with a guy who has gone through three pairs of $99 work boots in a single year. I bought a pair worth $400 six years ago and replaced them this year. Another example is my mom spending $14,000 to fix her $7,000 truck. She could have easily bought a new one without any issues."

    u/Haboobalub

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    17. "Telling all of your personal business to your co-workers."

    u/PikaChuckNorris

    And lastly:

    18. "Complaining and being negative. The only people who put up with it are other complainers and negative people — it creates a toxic environment, and you’re the nucleus."

    u/123DownByTheRiver

    Got any other examples? Let me know in the comments below!

    Note: Responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.