3 Common Things That Prevent Our Happiness
Most of us don’t need to change much in order to become a happier person. That said, it can be easy to rob ourselves of happiness and wallow in a huge bowl of self pity. We make choices every single day that dramatically impact on our health and happiness. To make sure you stay out of a destructive loop of negativity, learn how to look within for happiness instead of always trying to chase it.
To help get you started, check out these three common mistakes we make that prevents us from being happy:
A lot of us spend way too much time and energy caring about what others think about us and our choices. In reality, we can never truly know what someone else is thinking and they can never experience life in our shoes. This is why we should focus on ourselves and our decisions instead of worrying about “what ifs”. Also, avoid wasting energy in making comparisons of your life to others, which is a guaranteed recipe for unhappiness.
Life is short, so make sure you go out and enjoy while it lasts. Taking it too seriously can cause you to become so afraid of making a mistake that you get paralyzed in analysis. In addition, it becomes difficult to enjoy life’s finer moments, to let go of past experiences and laugh about yourself when you need it most. Instead, create a lighter mindset and let your guard down around others.
It’s human nature to want to explore the world – whether it’s abroad or the local woodland – which helps to provide a range of physical and mental benefits. Even just getting some sunlight is scientifically proven to boost overall health.
Researchers have also discovered that outdoor excursions – known as “adventure therapy” – can improve self-esteem and promote weight loss. The main theme these studies have shown is that we should all take time to explore the outdoors. By doing this, we can increase the confidence in ourselves and improve our ability to interact with others.
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About Matt Lawson Matt Lawson is a UK based sports journalist who covers all the latest football (soccer) news and matches for the Press Association. A keen Newcastle United fan, Matt is usually found either watching or playing the beautiful game.