Monthly Archives: September 2015

Things To Forget If You’re Not Satisfied With Your Life – Part One

There are many reasons why you might possibly be disappointed with your life. Maybe you hate your job. Maybe you have problems with your family. Maybe your home is a mess and you can’t afford a renovation. Maybe you’re in that period of life when you’re just stuck and don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Here we bring you a list of things you should forget if you want to be more satisfied with your life.

Complaining

Those who complain all the time usually don’t get anywhere. Good design is the key to happiness and you should apply the same in your life. Make a list every day of what to be thankful for. Gratitude can put things into perspective and makes you realize what you have and that you’re extremely fortunate.

Failed relationships

Never look in the past – focus on the future. There is no use of constantly thinking what you could do or what you shouldn’t have done. Learn from all those failed relationships – they represent a valuable experience to you. Learn to evaluate why they went wrong and stop beating yourself up. If you don’t forget them, different thoughts will fester and you will become a very bitter person.

Things you can’t change

If you’re born tall, short, fat or skinny and you simply hate that – to be honest, there’s nothing you can do. You can’t change who you really are and you can’t change your genetic material. That’s why you should stop hating yourself for all those imperfections, and be grateful for what you have.

How To Make Progress And Achieve Your Goals

By being still you lose momentum, and the level of inertia of your current position increases. Every day you either move closer or further from a specific goal you have set for yourself. Following these tips, you can rest assured of your progress on the road to success.

  1. A Clear Picture Of What You Want:

This picture must be distilled in your mind and specific. You can’t move closer to your goal, if you yourself don’t know what that goal is.

  1. Visualize Your Success:

When you visualize in your mind, be as detailed and have as a broad a vision as possible. If you find yourself discouraged, use that setback as a moment to motivate yourself.

  1. Make a Connection In Your Mind About Great Satisfaction And Achievement:

How do you feel when you achieve something noteworthy? What will the experience be like? Will it be a joyous occasion? The more you associate satisfaction with achievement the more you will be ready to get out of your comfort zone and get what you want.

  1. Make The Connection Of Intense Pain With Failure:

Another association that will push you towards your goal: How will you feel about yourself? How will the ones you love look at you? Remember not to let the fear of pain be your main motivation. You can achieve your goals, you can win.

  1. Take A Step Towards Your Goal Each Day:

Getting stuff done is a day-to-day struggle. Every goal can be broken down in to a number of steps and those can be broken down further. Be proactive and work towards your ultimate goal every day.

  1. Keep Your Head In The Game:

There are many ways you can stay focused on your goal. One idea is creating a timeline about your progress rate. Figure out how and when you can get certain things done and do them in accordance with your plan.

Best Ways To Prevent Depression Naturally

Believe it or not, the best antidepressants on Earth don’t come from a pill bottle. From getting more sleep to taking up a hobby, making these simple changes in your life can help boost your mood and prevent depression.

1. Get Enough Sleep

There’s nothing like tossing and turning all night to put you in a bad mood, but sleep disturbances may go further than that. According to researchers, disturbances in circadian rhythms have been linked to depression, and resynchronizing circadian rhythms using melatonin supplements or light therapy may actually have antidepressant effects.

2. Exercise

You’ve probably heard this before, but listen up: Exercise is incredibly valuable, not only for general health, but for its mood-boosting, too. You don’t need to run a marathon to reap the benefits of exercise. In a recent study, researchers had depressed patients pedal a stationary bike, measuring their subjective symptoms and cortisol (stress hormone) levels before and afterwards. They found that after just 15 minutes of exercise, both the patients’ symptoms of depression and cortisol levels were significantly reduced.

3. Regulate Your Blood Sugar

Have you ever eaten a sugary snack, only to find yourself starving a miserable an hour later? What goes up must come down, and a blood sugar spike followed by a crash is a one-way ticket to a lousy mood. But according to one study, sugar may have a bigger role to play in depression than originally thought. Researchers analyzed data from six countries and found a highly significant correlation between sugar consumption and depression rates.

4. Eat Healthy Fats

Are you getting enough fish in your diet? Researchers have found that eating omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (like those found in salmon, trout and sardines) reduces symptoms of depression. Flaxseeds and walnuts are also great sources of omega-3s.

5. Find Passion In Life

Even if you’re eating healthy, getting enough sleep and doing your exercise, nothing will boost your mood like having a sense of purpose. According to Blue Zones, people who have a sense of purpose live up to seven years than those who don’t. In a study of community-dwelling elderly people in Japan, researchers used recall reports about their subjects’ lifestyles. They found that those who didn’t show symptoms of depression had a history of physical exercise, a healthy diet and the presence of hobbies throughout their lives.