3 Reasons You're Miserable (And What to Do About It)
By Genevieve Cunningham
Sometimes it seems like we live in a miserable world. We see happy people all over the TV and internet, but on a personal level, so many of us feel drained, exhausted, and completely unhappy. But why? What is causing this increase in feeling negative about life? While this is a complex question with a complex answer, there are certainly a few common denominators among those who are feeling less than their best. If you're feeling miserable, take a look at these three possible reasons why -- and some tips for turning it around for good.
You're Not Getting Movement
Our bodies were made to move, and yet, so many of us are sedentary for the majority of our day. This is causing quite a bit of negative energy in our bodies. We get sick more often, depressed easier, and just feel down. If this sounds like it could be a problem in your life, just make time for exercise. Join a gym, take some walks, or do whatever it takes to move your body and boost your mood.
You're Addicted to Social Media
The dangers of social media are so real. It comes with some good aspects -- things such as instant communication and the ability to meet people across the world. But too much social media can be extremely damaging for your mental health. If you spend a lot of time on social media, you absolutely have to cut back. If you have the strength to cut social media almost all the way out, you'll likely see benefits to your health that you haven't seen in years.
You're Always Alone
It's OK to be alone sometimes. It's healthy. But it's actually not healthy to be alone all the time. As a species, we like companions. When we spend too much time alone, we get lonely. We start to feel depressed and isolated. If you spend most of your time alone, reach out to family and friends. Spend face-to-face time with people you love. This one step can totally transform your health and your life and push you in the right direction.
It's OK to feel unhappy on occasion. But there's absolutely no reason to live in an unhappy state all the time. If you're feeling down, check for these common situations in your life, and then make changes where necessary. With some small changes, you can improve your health and your life for the better starting now.
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