1. Following someone else's definition of happiness.
If going on a drive with your favourite person gives you all the happiness in the world, that's exactly what you should do. Just because your friend's definition of having fun is different does not mean that's your definition too. So quit is, make yourself happy.
2. Waiting for the 'perfect' timing.
Your perfect timing is NOW. You keep a lot at stake when you decide to wait to pursue something you want dearly - passion, person, job and everything that's worth waiting for according to you. Yes they are worth waiting for but they are also worth spending a lot more time on without giving it a second thought. Trust me, you don't EVER want to experience that feeling - when it's too late.
3. Shutting your mind to things.
Till you open your mind and heart to the universe, there's no way you can do any good to the world and world to you. Think before acting and act after evaluating. Not everything is worth disliking and everyone worth hating. Once you've stopped being prejudice, life will be more beautiful than you could ever imagine it to be. It's a tough job to not hate people, we do it every day without going into details of what that person is all about really. But imagine how much time you waste on something you don't even know is true.
4. Losing special moments because of petty distractions.
Sometimes, it takes ages to make beautiful memories with your loved ones and other times, even a day is enough to make all the memories you want. These precious moments are all you have at the end of the day to keep people you love really close to your heart. Therefore, no distraction should be big enough to spoil the cherishable moment that you're just about to make. Avoid the distraction, ignore it and go ahead, indulge in the moment.
5. Seething negativity.
What you think is what you are. Your thought is your mirror and if that is negative, you're calling for negativity. Life without struggles will be a fairy tale and fairy tales don't exist (practically speaking). Think positive and spread happiness because that's your key to an awesome lifetime ahead.
6. The desire for more everyday.
Aiming for big things is one thing and it's amazing, but needlessly desiring for much more than you have is to an extent - greed. It's true that we're humans so we are greedy but give it a moment and think about those who don't even have a bed to sleep and a bite to eat. You'd thank God at that very moment for giving you WHATEVER you have today.
7. The drama all around you.
Yes you often feel the dire need to jump into your friends' arguments and fights just to make things better for them. But, it turns out to be something completely different every time you try making things right. As long as the drama is not on you, avoid being a part of it. It's useless and you'll never get that time and respect back.
8. Past. Future.
You'll never be able to enjoy today's time if you live around it. Leave regrets, horrible memories and horrible people behind, live for yourself, live in the moment.
9. Fears that stop you from living the life you deserve.
Your fear exists till you face it straight up. What's the point of living if there's this one thing that'll always hold you back? Go ahead, face it and get done with it already. Will power, self-confidence and courage can help you reach heights, fear does the opposite.
10. Thinking about what others have done to hurt you.
People make mistakes all the time, some are tolerable and others, you can't stand but there's no point thinking about what other people did wrong. Instead, spend more time on people who have given you all the happiness in your life because you have too little time to make them as happy as they've made you.
11. Choosing a career to satisfy others.
Remember, your career is what you spend more than half of your life with. Deciding to do something because people advice you to is never an answer, think of your career as your partner for life. Handle this part of your life with immense responsibility.
12. Giving all you have without thinking about the consequences.
There are a million people around you and out of those many, there will be people who'll try and step on your dreams. Never blindly trust people and give whatever you have because not everyone thinks about you the way you think about them. Don't ever let anyone use you because that is only the worst feeling in the world.
13. Suffocating yourself by losing your individuality.
Being someone you're not just to fit in the crowd is suffocating. Don't do it. It will only take away some years of your life when you could've been yourself and made real friends.
14. Comparing yourself with everyone.
You will never know what the feeling of 'content' means if you go on comparing yourself with anyone and everyone because you'll come across lots of different people throughout your life. You won't ever be satisfied with your own self if what matters more to you is how you look/think/talk better than another person. Life is more than a mere competition; live it, don't race it.
15. Working 24*7.
It's a competitive world and everyone is running after something or the other. Please don't get lost in a city's hustle and bustle when you begin your work life. Take out at least an hour to spend with yourself everyday, to do things that give you true pleasure - to keep yourself sane after all the work pressure in your life. It's life, enjoy it to the fullest, you may not get another!