Have you been feeling depressed lately? Do you feel unhappy and that life is passing you by? Society puts a lot of pressure on us to conform to what is expected of us, and in today’s world of social media it can often feel as if everybody else is living a healthy, fulfilled and happy life.
True happiness comes from within so take action and follow our tips to help you live your best life:
Make a list of what you want to achieve and then make that list visible so that it is something you see each day. It may be easier said than done, but consider what it is that you want and then think about the little things that bring you joy and keep you motivated. Where do you want to see your life going in the future? Put it out there and manifest your dreams to help you on the path to happiness.
Your physical, spiritual and emotional health are all connected so taking good care of all those things will increase the likelihood that you stay well in mind and body. Self-care is part of the answer to how we can all better cope with the daily stresses of life. Think about your hygiene, nutrition, and if necessary, seek medical attention.
Making friends and being part of a social group can help to build your sense of confidence. Consider joining groups surrounding your interests to make friends with like-minded people. Positive social interactions can enhance good health, whereas negative interactions can be harmful to your health and self-esteem.
Relax and Enjoy
Try to do something you enjoy every day, whether that is reading, painting or watching your favourite television programme. Relaxation activities, such as taking a nice warm bath, getting a massage or trying some yoga techniques will help relax your body and in turn, your mind.
Laughter is often said to be the best medicine, so even if you don’t feel like smiling or laughing – have a go. Positive emotions brought on by fake smiling or laughing can release endorphins in the brain, decrease stress hormones and build emotional strength leading to a reduction in anxiety and stress.
Whilst it is easy to focus too much on worries and anxieties surrounding our mental and physical health, try to remember that each moment in our life is a gift and be grateful for what you have, rather than what you don’t have.