29 C
Lagos
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Advertisement

5 Unnoticed Habits That May Ruin Your Lives

Featured

8 Ways to Remove Dandruff Without Washing Hair

There are about 50 million Americans are diagnosed with dandruff which is an alert problem. Dandruff not only cause damage to your hair, but...

Things You Must Know about Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy helps to relieve patients from various types of pains and injuries. A few decades ago, people including doctors did not believe much in...

Nanotechnology a New Hope in Medicine

In a world where science and medicine are still being developed, why are there so many illnesses out there we haven’t found solutions for? Millions...

South Africa: Retiring Mamelodi Nurses Launch Community Wellness Clinic

There is an air of excitement in Mamelodi East: three friends have decided to start an independent wellness clinic to serve the growing population...

How South Africa Can Build a Child-centred Health Care System

It is more than 20 years since the South African constitution first guaranteed children’s “right to basic health care services”. This is part of a...

Find the Right Dental Insurance Plan for You

A lot of insurance companies may push you towards dental insurance, making it look like the best investment you have made in your life...

Correcting Cataracts: All You Need to Know

Cataracts occur when the crystalline lens inside your eye begins to get cloudy, which blocks light from entering the eye. This has a deleterious...

Should You Exercise in the Cold?

There is an increasing amount of evidence that proves ether exercising in cold temperatures can help you burn more calories which will make your...

5 Signs You Need to See a Dermatologist for Your Acne

Acne is among the most common skin diseases. And while the condition is often associated with teenage years, you are likely to suffer from...

12 Potassium-rich Foods You Should Be Eating

Potassium is an essential dietary mineral that supports muscle, nervous system and brain function, helps transport nutrients to your cells and helps regulate blood...
Avatar
Oluwafemi Michael
Oluwafemi Michael is an online Mental Health Therapist, Advocate for Mental Health Awareness, a programmer, and also a content creator from Edo state, Akoko-Edo LG.

It is a common idea that happiness is personal and every individual has his or her own inkling on what happiness is and makes them happy. However, neuroscientists and psychologists wouldn’t agree with this idea and would argue that they know what keeps the human mind unhappy or satisfied. They believe human beings feel awful due to everyday things and habits we engage in, but we don’t even notice.

Advertisement

Let us look into these factors and see if we would agree or disagree with their arguments. If it is true that our daily routines are what is responsible for our deep state of melancholy, wouldn’t it be wise to change these habits?

Spending too much time indoors

There’s been a report from a number of people who either work from home, stay-at-home mothers and antisocialists who suffer from depression. Spending too much time indoor contributes to a number of factors that can weigh heavily on our self-esteem and dampen our interest for adventure.

Relationships suffer because couples have little or nothing to look forward to. It would help much if you took out the time to leave your house at least four times a week. Go see what is happening out there. There is the cinemas, a fancy restaurant, take your beautiful self out, go hiking, visit the park, hang out with friends if you have any, and if you don’t, you won’t make any in the gloomy four walls of your home.

Always sitting down

There is no way you won’t be depressed if you confined yourself into a vicinity. A sedentary life is rather archaic wouldn’t you say? The habit of sitting in one spot for too long would kill you even faster. You are home, sitting down watching TV or chatting with friends and would maintain that stance for hours. This isn’t healthy at all as it reduces your level of endorphin and there is nothing to excite the hormones responsible for happiness.

Get off that couch and take a walk; a 30-minutes’ walk every day won’t kill you. Go do some exercise, stay away from your TV for a while and take life in. Tell me, how can you be sad from that?

Isolating yourself

I’ve seen more people who claim they are most cheerful when alone but I’d say I don’t agree. Maybe your circle of friends isn’t healthy for you, and you need to change them. “No man is an island” as the old saying goes; this means that everybody needs somebody to associate with. Human connection is essential, and you would find that you could quickly get depressed or have panic attacks when you are alone than when you are among people who you have a common interest with.

Small groups of friends help you challenge your mind, learn new things, helps defeat diseases, reduce your level of stress and improves your self-esteem drastically. You could find people who like the same football club you like, book lovers, movie freaks, anything to keep the mind busy. Don’t just sit there and confine yourself to one spot. Belong to something.

You are not creative

Being creative is you developing yourself for yourself. Many of us find comfort in not doing anything and in fact, get reluctant to do anything that would involve you racking your head. The advantages of being creative are numerous, and it doesn’t have to be linked with making money or being famous.

Creativity helps keep the mind sharp, fights depression and anxiety, improves mood, reduces your level of stress and helps build self-confidence. Being creative could be anything that requires an intricate approach; it could be arranging dominos, completing a Rubik cube, planting flowers or painting. As long as it challenges the mind, that’s basically all it takes to be creative.

Advertisement

When all you do is consume

Nothing beats the “Art of giving”. Philosophers would have inspirational quotes that surround this subject –Giving. To truly live a meaningful life, you need to adopt the habit of giving and change the mindset of always take and consuming. The simple act of kindness would make you feel significant and also give you a sense of satisfaction.

On days when you are feeling down, the tiniest act of giving can lift your spirit and cheer you up. Visiting the orphanages, volunteering for a good cause, helping the older citizens are ways you can give back.

We should all strive for happiness ad going about it the right way guarantees long-lasting health. Are there habits that you notice make you sink more into depression and don’t improve your happy state? Don’t you think it’s better if you stopped them?

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Trending now

Eating Vaginal Discharge and It’s Health Benefits

For many people, vaginal discharge is a sign that a woman is ready and willing to have sex. Vaginal fluid is a whitish fluid...

Genital Warts: Do They Go Away Naturally? What to Expect?

Human Papilloma Virus is the causative organism for genital warts. The virus is available in various strains, and it can be contacted by many...

Cold Water Vs Warm Water: One of Them is Damaging to Your Health

Most people reach for a cup of coffee or a cold cup of water right upon waking up. But, it turns out that in...

9 Diseases That Lemon Can Destroy!

Lemon is one of nature’s many wonders. The citrus fruit has numerous health and beauty benefits – it can reinforce the immune system, improve...

Anklet Charms and Hot Wives What Do They Mean?

Women all over the world love to accessorise. From putting on necklaces to wearing makeup and buying the latest trending clothes, women are ready...

Kinky Sex Punishment Ideas You Should Try

Is your submissive being a spoilt little brat? Are you noticing some unwanted behaviour? Do not be dismayed. Sometimes subs can be naughty, and...

10 Male Celebs Who Love to Give Oral Sex

Eating the vagina, giving head, or doing it the southern style. However, you choose to call "eating the cake" as some rappers tag it,...

Is Zobo Drink Healthy for Pregnant Women?

Zobo drink is a popular drink in Nigeria and it is loved by many; this common drink is made with hibiscus flower and it...

7 Standing Sex Positions

Sex is more appealing when you do it in various ways and in many different places altogether. The best way to achieve his is...

Fun Foods for Camping

Cooking can be the biggest part of the fun you have while out camping. Your appetite will absolutely open up once you are in...

Friends