Ways by which our mind constantly sabotages our happiness

Published on Jan 16, 2024 06:00 AM IST

  • From catastrophising to negativity bias, here are a few ways by which our mind constantly sabotages our happiness.

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Published on Jan 16, 2024 06:00 AM IST

In times when we are stressed or anxious, a little moment of happiness or hope can be ruined by the way we overthink it. From constantly thinking of worst-case scenarios to trying to find the fault in things, our happiness can be destroyed by the way we perceive the situation. “Our mind is a funny thing. Even though (I’m convinced) it only ever wants to protect us, it can have a rather depressing way of doing so sometimes,” wrote Psychologist Maike Neuhaus.(Unsplash)

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Catastrophising: The mind constantly tries to imagine the worst possible scenarios of the given situation which makes us believe that there is a negative twist to the happy event. (Unsplash)
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Catastrophising: The mind constantly tries to imagine the worst possible scenarios of the given situation which makes us believe that there is a negative twist to the happy event. (Unsplash)

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Perfectionism: The idea of perfectionism can make us feel that the happy moment is not enough for us to feel happy yet. (Unsplash)
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Perfectionism: The idea of perfectionism can make us feel that the happy moment is not enough for us to feel happy yet. (Unsplash)

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Constant comparison: Constantly comparing ourselves with others can ruin our moments and make us feel that we are not good enough. (Unsplash)
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Constant comparison: Constantly comparing ourselves with others can ruin our moments and make us feel that we are not good enough. (Unsplash)

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Overthinking: When we are constantly overthinking about every situation, we lose out on finding happiness. (Unsplash)
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Overthinking: When we are constantly overthinking about every situation, we lose out on finding happiness. (Unsplash)

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Negativity bias: We often focus more on the negative things than on the positive things. This cynicism can ruin happy moments for us. (Unsplash)
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Negativity bias: We often focus more on the negative things than on the positive things. This cynicism can ruin happy moments for us. (Unsplash)

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