The happiness habit: small actions to improve everyday wellbeing - Positive News
Research indicates that volunteering is associated with reduced depression and anxiety and improved wellbeing.
Volunteering is also a way to get involved in the community - another thing that is strongly associated with life satisfaction.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
What is it that marks your character for those who know you the best? How can you be intentional in creating it and building on it? Write down two.
The total of your experiences has left an indelible mark. You can’t deny them, make them up, nor change them. They are yours. They are to be embraced.
What are the two experiences that were points of demarcation for you?
There are things in life that have given you a competitive advantage. Do you know what they are?
No two people’s advantages are the same, so rule out comparison or self-pity. Ignorance will underplay them. An acknowledgment will leverage them. Can you name and claim two of yours?
Allow yourself to feel your feelings, so you don’t spend more energy avoiding them than you would on feeling them. This way you can focus on the situation, fully experience the feelings and...
Structure and routine are important, but in excess, they may stop you from growing. Taking certain risks can be healthy and rewarding.
Challenge yourself to take a risk each day, do something new or differently, anything that pushes you out of your comfort zone.
Mental health tends to deteriorate when we obsess over past happenings instead of taking responsibility in what we’re doing or creating in the now.
Live in the present without hyper-focusing on the future or the past.
We have an impressive ability to learn, but our motivation to do so tends to decrease with age:
In this digital age, knowledge and expertise have been devalued.
What you know is now less relevant than what you can learn, and employers are less interested in hiring people with particular expertise than with the general ability to develop the right expertise in the future.
When we can all retrieve the same information, the key differentiator is not access to data, but the ability to make use of it, the capacity to translate the available information into useful knowledge.