How Chasing The Wrong Things In Life Can Keep You From Being Happy

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Happiness

In looking at the state of affairs with respect to health and happiness the current trends aren't fairing so well.  Depression, anxiety, anger, chronic sadness and a host of other negative emotions and symptoms seem to be on the rise at an alarming rate standing in the way of many of us feeling generally good and optimistic about life and living.

Current science is telling us that we might be chasing the wrong things today and that our brains may be playing tricks on us causing us to waste time, stay trapped in negative feedback loops causing us to not live fulfilled, hopeful, or content.

It turns out that the psychology of happiness may not be so complicated after all.  It may be that the simple things in life truly are the real levers that causes us to feel satisfied, content, and happy. 

Social connections, volunteering, and a decent living wage around $75,000 are a few among other unassuming factors that really register high on the impact scale when it comes to our mental health, happiness, and well-being.  Listen to Yale's Laurie Santos as she explains:

 

I think that this is great information, empowering, and worth putting some time and effort into understanding on a deeper level.  As it turns out you have a huge part to play in your mental health, well-being, and happiness.  You just have to make it a priority, be intentional, and do whatever it takes to make sure that your heart, mind, and spirit are cultivated with plenty of love and compassion.

Connect with others, be of service giving yourself to a cause bigger then yourself, cope with stress as best you can, and eat some good food for starters and you should be on your way to a life of happiness and contentment.

#healthandwellness #mentalhealth #happiness #wordsofinspiration 


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