Happiness nowadays is the most extinct and rare emotion. People cross the oceans, travel around the world, live a healthy or sometimes an unhealthy lifestyle, work the hardest from 9-5, all this just for seeking one thing- Happiness. The more desperate attempts they make to seek happiness, the more depressed they feel. Not everyone amongst us feels as happy as they pretend themselves to be on the social media. While some of us fancy other’s life lifestyle and luxuries to be a source of their contentment and happiness, there are people around the world who are living the most stress-free and happy life just by living in the most simple way.
It is truly said ” happiness lies in the smallest things”
We have a list of simple life and routine changes which you can adapt to add a little more share of happiness to your life.
Most of the people amongst us are just not really happy by the thought of working out regularly. But daily exercise can actually help you in being happy and now it is scientifically proven.
“Cardiovascular exercise has been shown time and time again to be a wonder drug with regard to overall well-being,” says Ben Michaelis, psychologist and author of the book Your Next Big Thing. It’s actually similar to the efficacy of antidepressants for some types of depression, and this seems to be at least in part due to its neurogenic effects–that is, its capacity to “grow” new neurons in area of the brain known to be affected by depression (and dementia): the hippocampus. So the exercise effect is not necessarily just about the endorphins from the “runner’s high,” as was once thought, but it’s about other types of changes that occur not only in the chemistry of the brain, but maybe even at a structural level, too.
Having a lot of sugar already is not adbisabd if you are having processed sugar, it is more likely to make you feel depressed.Studies have shown that Western diets in general are associated with prevalence of depression. Others have shown that sugar itself may be linked to depression–and while the mechanisms aren’t totally clear, researchers speculate that the oxidative stress that excess sugar can create may take a toll on the brain.
LIVING A ROUTINE LIFE
It is not as boring as it sounds when you have to lead a routine life.If you are jealous of your friends who are living a careless and carefree life while you have to wake up and sleep with a routine, here’s a good news for you.“Having a structured schedule that you set and follow is proven to help depression,” says psychologist Shannon Kolakowski, author of the book When Depression Hurts Your Relationship. “It’s the basis of behavioral activation for depression, an evidence-based treatment for depression.” She adds that creating a routine kills two birds with one stone. The structure of a daily routine that you can stick to is in itself comforting, even therapeutic, when you’re down or depressed. But it also makes getting in all the single elements that we know help depression more likely. “By planning activities that you do even when you don’t feel like it,” says Kolakowski, “it ensures you will get the exercise and social interactions, for example, that are so well known to help with depression.”
STOP BEING HARSH ON YOURSELF
While in order to find happiness and seek for the purpose of one’s life, some people completely lose themselves. They try each and every method and in the end they start blaming themselves for everything wrong happening to them. People fall for places, things and other humans but they forget to love and support their own self. Self compassion is really hard when a person is going through depression but even a little move towards self love can heal you to another level. This is a big one that’s counterintuitive when you’re depressed,” says Kolakowski. “Depression makes you beat up on yourself and feel down about three main components, what’s called the Cognitive Triad of Depression: your self, your future and others. Self-compassion helps you approach your self and your future with compassion as opposed to self-criticism. It also helps you to have compassion for others, which in turn helps you feel more connected and hopeful.”