16 Habits That Make You Look Like You’ve Given Up On Life

We all have times when we feel fed up and just think, “You know what? Screw it!” and decide to stop trying. However, that should obviously be temporary. You might be walking around wearing a permanent frown or slouch and not realizing that you’re giving off “I quit!” vibes long-term, and that’s a problem. Here are 16 habits that give people the impression you’ve given up on life and need to make a positive change.

1. You’re walking around in sweats or stained clothes every day.

How you dress tells the world what you’re about. Sweats are great, but they don’t exactly make people view you as a go-getter, if you know what I mean. Wear them on the weekend or when you’re chilling out, but trade them for something sleeker and smarter when you want to make a positive impression on people. How you present yourself to the world matters, Dale Carnegie points out on LinkedIn.

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2. You’ve stopped caring about hygiene.

Keeping yourself clean shows the world that you care about yourself and have a healthy self-confidence. If you’re slacking on your personal hygiene, like if you’re not showering enough or you’re letting your beard to become grisly, it’s a red flag. People are going to start assuming things about you that are likely untrue but could harm your reputation.

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3. You’ve stopped dreaming.

When did you last you lose yourself in an exciting dream about your future? If you don’t take time to imagine bringing more joy into your life, it’s a bad sign that you’re not thinking about your life or your future happiness. That sucks, and it might be a sign that you need to see a therapist.

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4. You’ve put your happiness on ice.

You could be prioritizing other people’s needs and happiness over yours. The result? You’re going to feel run down and bad about yourself! You’ll also send the message that you don’t care about your own well-being or respect yourself, so how can you expect anyone else to respect you?

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5. You live on pizza leftovers.

Eating healthy isn’t just about getting the nutrients you need to feel energetic, but it’s also a sign of how well (or poorly) you’re taking care of yourself. If you’re binging on nothing but pizza or burger leftovers and can’t remember the last time you ate a healthy meal, it’s going to show.

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6. You hit the clubs every night.

While there’s nothing wrong with having a good time and partying with friends, if that’s all you’re doing, it’s going to be taxing. It also tells the world that you’re too busy chasing fun instead of devoting precious energy to other, more important things, like your goals.

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7. Your home looks like a bomb hit it.

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Being tidy and organized reduces stress, but it also improves your mood. When you step into your home at the end of the day and it’s a total wreck, it’s going to make you feel depressed. If you don’t care about fixing things up, you’ve got to ask yourself why. Could your messy home be a reflection of what’s going on inside your mind?

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8. You’re avoiding loved ones.

Your friends and family members might be thinking you’ve checked out because they never see you anymore. Maybe you’d rather spend time at home alone or working at your desk instead of having quality time with those who care about you. Putting in a bit of effort will keep your relationships going smoothly and happily. Don’t take ’em for granted!

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9. You’re highly self-critical.

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No matter how many positive things you achieve, it’s never quite good enough. You’re a giant ball of negative self-talk, to the point that you’re even self-deprecating around other people. If you can’t take a compliment and refuse to believe you’re worthy of good stuff in life, it’s pretty clear you’ve given up.

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10. You’re negative about everything.

When you look around at your life, you don’t see anything that makes you feel good or hopeful, and that’s sad. The truth is that those things are there, it’s just that you’re not paying them any attention. Open your eyes because you’re too overwhelmed by negativity, and no one wants to hang with a Negative Nelly.

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11. You’re noncommittal.

If you struggle to make decisions or you’re not sure what you want, it comes across as you checking out of your life. Tthe next time you say “maybe” or “I’m not sure” when someone invites you to a party or asks if you want to define the relationship, take some time to figure out what you want and go for it.

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12. You spend all day on your phone.

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Although spending time on social media can be fun, if you’re doing it all day, it looks like you’re not interested in the world around you. Whatever’s happening offline is way more interesting, so don’t miss it.

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13. You don’t get excited about things.

Maybe you used to feel that amazing spark when spending time doing your hobbies or chasing a new business goal, but lately, it’s like you’re numb to everything. It could be that you just don’t feel good about your life and you need to shake things up to get yourself out of your rut.

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14. You feel worthless.

If you’re feeling like you’ve got nothing to offer anyone, you might be dealing with a self-confidence crisis. Maybe you’ve stopped believing in yourself, and people see it as a sign that you’re not focused on living your best life.

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15. You consume bad news every day.

Although it’s good to stay up to date on the latest news, it’s never cool to doom scroll because it makes you negative. You might even be giving people awkward vibes when all you want to talk about are the saddest, most tragic stories you saw on the news. Doomscrolling isn’t going to inspire you, that’s for sure.

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16. Your relationship’s in a rut.

If your relationship with your partner has become boring or it makes you feel anxious, you could be in a rut. Not doing something about it isn’t going to make it go away or improve the situation. It’s time to take stock of what you feel and what you want, so you can stop wasting time and check back into your life. It’s waiting for you.

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Giulia Simolo is a writer from Johannesburg, South Africa with a degree in English Language and Literature. She has been working as a journalist for more than a decade, writing for sites including AskMen, Native Interiors, and Live Eco. You can find out more about her on Facebook and LinkedIn, or follow her on Twitter @GiuliaSimolo.