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Sometimes it’s easy just to feel like complete rubbish. Life is what you make of it, and sometimes we’re not able to get the life that we want. It seems like some people are just geared up from birth to have a better life than others. If you’re someone with terrible luck, you will have noticed that everyone around you probably has good luck, and you’ll feel like you’re being dealt an unfair card all of the time. But when you have a look at life and some of the decisions we have to make, you can also see that some people are just so much better at making decisions than others.
To continuously spend your time not feeling good in any way, shape, or form, is not a way that you should be living your life. You should be reaching out to take every opportunity that you have, and you should be looking for the good in everything in life. If you can’t walk around all day without a smile on your day for at least half of it, then there’s something that needs to be changed. First, consider seeking professional help to navigate your feelings and/or health issues.
Here are a few ideas of change that you might like to follow. It could make a difference to how good you’re feeling. Keep on reading to find out more!
Think Happy Thoughts
There is no easier way to change your outlook on life than to have gratitude. Really! This won’t cure major depression disorder but Harvard Medical published an article regarding that giving thanks can make you happier. I know it’s not easy to think of things to be thankful for if you suffer from depression. Just getting out of bed is a fight with your mind and body. But check out this quote from PositivePsychology.com –
“When we express gratitude and receive the same, our brain releases dopamine and serotonin, the two crucial neurotransmitters responsible for our emotions, and they make us feel ‘good’. They enhance our mood immediately, making us feel happy from the inside…. By consciously practicing gratitude everyday, we can help these neural pathways to strengthen themselves and ultimately create a permanent grateful and positive nature within ourselves.”
I guess that means you can kind of get high off of gratitude. LOL Ok, ok, I’m not going all Breaking Bad here. But let’s face it, if we appreciate all that we are blessed with each day and express gratitude and happiness toward others, how can that not help us? If you are still struggling with finding things to be thankful and grateful for, remind yourself if you have access to clean water and food you are blessed. If you woke up today and took a breath, you are blessed. If you can see and/or hear, you are blessed. Stop any negative thoughts right away. Try the stop sign method to eliminate negative thinking as much as possible. And practice thinking happy thoughts.
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Fix Your Ailments
It’s hard to be happy when you are sick or worried about being sick. Everyone has something that’s wrong with them. You’re either the type of person who does generally have something wrong with them, or you’ll be the type who comes up with something new that’s wrong every single week. Those of you who do are probably hypochondriacs, but it pays to be paranoid when it comes to your health. However, for those of you who like to ignore the problems that you’re having, you’re going to create a bigger problem down the line. Unless you’ve got something like the common cold, a bit of dry skin, then the issue that you’re having is most likely not going to go away on its own. Issues like problems with your hearing are only going to get worse the longer that you leave them. Going to see a doctor like an audiologist for hearing loss is the first thing that you need to do. They can see if there are any further problems that need to be addressed, or whether you simply need a hearing aid to support your hearing. That’s just on example of an issue that’s commonly ignored, there are so many more that could easily be addressed! See help from the medical community if you are having health problems – mental or physical. Don’t ignore what your body and mind is trying to tell you. If you do, it could lead to unfortunate outcomes.
Find A Passion In Life
Everyone deserves to have something in life that they consider a passion. If the only thing you’re getting up in the morning to go to work to earn money, then you’re probably not going to live a life that will make you happy. But if you are getting up in the morning to go to work to earn money to provide for your family or to get to save money for travel or want to give to a charity that means the world to you, you have purpose and a goal. There’s no way that you can be fulfilled by work alone; you need a “goal” of why you are doing what you are doing. You need to have something that you can call a passion. If you find one, you will feel better than you ever have before about your life. Try things such as hobbies like sports, or an acting class, or a painting class. Whatever it is that you think you’d find interesting enough to go and do it each week, do it! Life is too short not to have something like a true passion in life. Plus, classes and clubs for your interests are often a great way to make friends and to meet new people. You’re meeting like minded people who have the same interests as you!
Battle Your Demons
Everyone has demons that they need to battle. Whether it be mentally or physically, we all have something deep down that we know we find hard to deal with. It’s often these demons that hold us back when trying to live the life that we want to. One of the biggest demons that people have, is failing to change anything about their life because they fear change. It could be things like changing job, taking on a college course, travelling the world, working through mental health issues, anything like that that you wouldn’t usually do on a normal day can be hard. So to battle this, take baby steps with what you do. Go travelling, but go city hopping for a short time rather than the normal long holiday. Look at new jobs that fit better with the life you want to lead or that will help you step up to the next level in your career. Start applying! The more you push yourself to do something different, the more you’ll get out of life.
These are just a couple ideas for how to change your outlook on life. I am not a professional doctor or therapist by any means. Please seek professional help if you are suffering from anxiety, depression, or any other mental or physical health issue. You don’t have to live your life in a cloud and you are not alone. Please reach out and seek help!
Mental health is just as important as physical health. These are just some of the tips toward improving mental health. If you are feeling down or depressed for more days than not, please seek medical attention. If you are feeling like you cannot go on, please call the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat here>>> https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/ Or visit the suicide prevention lifeline at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/