Have you ever felt totally dissatisfied in your life or have this undying feeling of complete failure?
Or have you ever wanted to tell someone close to you how depressed and sad you are feeling, and that you are struggling?
Have you ever felt down, because of how your life has turned out?
Most people who are stuck in this have difficulty in wanting to lead a healthy happy life and attract unhealthy ways of living.
Many people who don’t seem to be a victim of this tell you “it’s just a phase and it will pass in time” but in reality, if you don’t work on it, it will get worse and you will fall into the void of emptiness and will have difficulty pulling yourself out.
A major drawback of feeling this way is the lack of efficiency.
The most influential thing which you can start doing is start celebrating your healthy habits and start lauding your success. It is necessary that you celebrate your habits because when you do so it will in turn motivate you to carry them out on a regular basis which will help you in feeling relaxed and you will achieve peace of mind.
Always reflect on your achievements
Always reflect on your progress, emphasise on what you did today and celebrate it.
Three great questions to ask yourself at the end of the day are:
- What did I do today that made me smile? If nothing, then look to change this.
- What did I learn today? When we learn, we achieve and this is a huge driver for humans, even though many of us became scarred from schooling – I know I did!
- What am I going to do tomorrow? This is a very powerful question because it gives us drive for the next day. In simple words, it gives us reasons to look forward to what’s about to come.
Do you realize how powerful this short exercise could be for your life? It takes time to shift from being pessimistic, but give it a week and you will see massive changes.
And take time to applaud your achievements! Remember, life isn’t always easy, so don’t make it any harder on yourself. If you have someone to share it with, then that’s awesome. If you have no one to share with, then join our Facebook Community.
For anyone who is going through this tough time and is having second thoughts about everything, remember the only way out is to enjoy and celebrate every little step that you make in the day. This will help your mind to be peaceful and will give you energy to help you work through what’s happening.
Reasons why you should reflect
Whatever habits you have, either bad or good…they get implanted in your brain if you follow them up with pleasant or unpleasant emotions. So it is necessary that whatever habit you have, if it’s good, you should try to imprint it in your mind by following it up with a joyful emotion so that it stays with you.
When you will continuously carry on with this habit of following up with a pleasant emotion after achieving things, you will begin learning to correlate the habit to the positive emotion. Some people also even think about how to keep on continuously doing this. But do not worry, because once you keep on trying and do the same thing, after every small achievement you will eventually make it a second habit and then it would be relatively easier than before.
Why it is difficult to get rid of old habits
There are habits which you know are bad for you and can be harmful, but you still keep on doing them. This is because the brain stimulates a strong emotion after you carry out a habit, which tells you that you enjoyed doing this, and you should keep on doing this.
To put it simply, you feel like you are rewarded for it but instead it is harmful for you. This causes you to become an addict when you continuously try to recreate that sensation time after time.
Why it is necessary for you to develop new healthy habits and make them stick with you
To get rid of your bad habits, it is important for you to start engaging yourself into new ones. You should start doing something which is productive for you, energizes your brain and relaxes it. In the beginning, it is going to be difficult, but in time, you will see the results and look at those results with a positive smile. You can choose any activity which you can do daily which implants a positive sensation in your brain, such as jogging, playing the guitar, meditating, or movement. At first, you will feel like not doing anything or you will even just get exhausted if you think of doing it, but if you start it and keep on doing it the initial phase of pain and exhaustion will pass and you will eventually start to enjoy it and would want to do more of it every time.
Why it is important to celebrate your habit in a monumental way
It is important that you celebrate your habits straight away in such a monumental way that it creates a positive image in your mind that you get motivated to keep on doing it. It is really important that you create an extraordinary celebration so that it creates a positive impact on your habits.
You should look at things that work for you like for example, footballers who celebrate after scoring a goal or dance a little after carrying out your habit. The thing which is important for you to feel is the excitement every time you carry out a habit.
To sum it all up…
It is substantial that you start following this routine and start carrying out healthy habits which create a positive impact on your brain because in the end when your brain gets positive impact after every healthy habit, it would get less exhausting.