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Why You Feel Behind in Life and How to Stop

Why You Feel Behind in Life and How to Stop

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3 Steps to Combat Feeling Behind

Humans are a competitive species, comparing ourselves to others. In the age of the internet and early specialization, you can quickly feel left behind.

Here’s how to fix that:

  1. Spend less time on social media or change the way you think

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1. Spend Less Time on Social Media or Change Your Perspective

Social networks are like drugs, in the sense that they are the distilled version of a natural thing, in the way the information is framed.

The Instagram feed is the distilled version of a person, presenting only their best and happiest moments, and...

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2. Practice Gratitude Journaling

Mental health is on the decline. Two of the main factors are

  • Increased feelings of loneliness;
  • Poor diet.

Studies show that those who practice gratitude journaling 3-4 times a week have reported feeling less

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3. Practice the Shift From Extrinsic to Intrinsic Goals

People are less likely to do things because they want to achieve mastery or for pleasure (intrinsic goals), but rather because they present some sort of competitive advantage (extrinsic goals).

This is what can lead to mental health issues....

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Why You Feel Left Behind - The Need to Get Ahead

Humans beings, like other animals, are a competitive species. As a result, we compare ourselves to others.

If for most of history you only knew about the nearest ~150 people, now you can easily find the ‘best’ people at anything online: billionaires, supermodels, so on.

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