I had spent my undergraduate years doing back-flips to complete assignments to an absurdly overdone level of perfection because I compulsively had to; read compulsvely about grad school, because, dare I make the wrong choice of graduate school and mess up my entire life? The professor wants a 2 page response? Oh! I'll give him a 10, because "good enough" or "average" was not in my dictionary.
1. Waiting for the "right" moment to do things you're passionate about. 2. PLAY the role of a victim. 3. COMPLAIN COMPLAIN COMPLAIN. 4. Dwell on regrets and feel bad for a long period of time. 5. Totally work a job you don't like. 6. Take things for granted - moments, people, memories. 7. DEMAND …
This made no sense to me at first, but it is research-proven, I promise.
Be nice to yourself for goodness sake. I wrote this for you.