30 November 2017

Everyday Life Getting to You? Feel Better About Yourself

It is no secret that the life of the average working person in modern society can often be somewhat depressing. Maybe depressing is a strong word, but it can get somewhat dismal working nine to five and Monday to Friday, if you’re lucky that is. Unfortunate working times, late night shifts, work weekends, these are all common for the average Joe on the street. The constant pressure to look good and present yourself in a positive light, always happy and cheerful. Not everyone is always happy and cheerful, this isn’t Hollywood, unfortunately, and people are dealing with life the best they can. Due to all this pressure from all sides, people often feel somewhat down, self-doubt creeping in and the number one silent killer, stress, running rampant, people often do not feel very good about themselves. Let’s try and combat that, by looking at a few ways in which you can start feeling better about yourself in the near future.

Get Some Thicker Skin and Worry Less--

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” It might sound like a childish thing to say, but it is honestly a great piece of advice. Worrying about needless things only means you have to suffer twice, try to not worry about the little things all that much, and save your worries for things which actually matter in life. Life is too short to worry about every little thing. Workplace gossip? Who’s sleeping with whom? Who cares! Tedious tasks at work? It’s just part of the routine at this point, isn’t it? No point worrying over that. Getting old? Yes, so is everyone, it is natural and once again not something you should worry yourself over, you get the gist.

Get a New Job; Nothing Is Permanently Chaining You to Your Desk--

Easier said than done, yes, however, the effort it takes to change job is also overblown. People change jobs all the time, and if you are feeling adventurous, you might even want to change careers entirely. If you are unhappy with your current profession, or lack thereof, why not do something about it? Want to try your hand at nursing? Try some msn family nurse practitioner courses online during your spare time, you don’t even have to quit your job just yet. If you’ve always been a bit of a hothead, why not try your hand at becoming an actual mechanic? There are as many opportunities out there as there are professions, and doing something you actually enjoy is bound to lift your spirits.

Do More--

First thing that probably came to your mind is “What?! Do more? But I want to feel better not worse, I’m already tired enough as it is!”. Yet, there is a method to this madness. Instead of going home after work and falling into a self-deprecating pit of depression also known as the sofa in front of the TV, you will feel much better about yourself if you actually get invested in something. Maybe it’s time to pick up that hobby you’ve always been interested in but actually picked up? Maybe you already had a hobby that you’ve loved but disregarded over the years because you “grew up”? Try going out more, meeting some friends, going for walks, your friends will surely appreciate an opportunity to leave the house as well. Being active is better for your mental health in than you might give it credit for, do not underestimate it.

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