The pursuit of happiness
The reason why many people find it so difficult to feel real happiness is that they chase an unreasonable ideal of what a good life should look like. This means that we do not appreciate or prioritize the things that are really the only things that we need. Really very basic necessities and needs. It's easy to forget that our bodies and brains are still designed to survive and reproduce, not to be happy or healthy according to today's ideals.
Depressed by own high expectations
Sleeping, exercising and spending time with other people is the only thing that really matters. This constant input we get from social media is something we should try to distance ourselves from.
- We are fed images of how a "good life" should be - and when our inner self does not correspond to the feeling conveyed by the image of the happy family on a skiing holiday or yoga on a beautiful beach, we become depressed.
Here are eight basic things that we really need to feel good for real. These points can help you take control of your own well-being according to Anders Hansen, doctor, psychiatrist and author.
Eight simple things to take control of your well-being:
1. Exercise & take care of the body
We are comfortable by nature, but we get seriously ill from sitting still and need to keep moving in order to feel good.
2. Hang out with people you care about
Likes to socialize with people actively, by taking a walk or playing a sport. Then you get both exercise and companionship. Of course, you shouldn't underestimate an evening of conversation and laughter. It's great for your well-being.
3. Limit idle surfing - unwind with a book
A lot on the internet feeds us things we don't feel good about, a book stimulates the imagination
4. Don't plan too much, let life happen
Leave room for some spontaneity and fun.
5. Prioritize the right things and skip unnecessary things
Sleeping, eating and being around people are the only things we really need. What of what you do brings you actual happiness - and what is an unnecessary must?
6. Aim for at least seven hours of sleep
Resting the brain through sleep is vital. Sometimes it doesn't work, but the body makes up for it, as long as you prioritize letting the body rest. This is one of the most important things we can do for our health.
7. Be alert to the body's warning signals
Illnesses, both physical and mental, are easier to prevent than to treat. Listen to your body and stop in time! Here, of course, we include a hearth note that there are fantastic herbs that prevent diseases, provide restful sleep, and increase your well-being. Add a routine of drinking herbal tea every day and you will notice a difference. Medicinal herbs require time and patience. In today's society, we have become accustomed to the "quick fix". Herbs are not a quick fix, but a long-term sustainable and gentle investment in your health.
8. Learn about how the body works
If you realize how the body works, there is a greater chance that you can actually take all of the above, otherwise rather well-worn, advice to heart. Then you might understand that it is actually ONLY these basic things that are needed to feel good, and do your best to act accordingly.