Almost every second person in modern modern society feels some degree of anxiety, depression caused by excessive stress and tension in everyday life. The reasons can be many and all of them fuel the feeling of hopelessness, lack of meaning in life, unhappiness.
There are some spiritual practices that help lead a happier life. Applying them every day helps to improve self-feeling and self-esteem.
1. Forgive a friend who betrayed you
Life is too short to harbor hidden hatred and anger towards a person who has let you down. Forgive everyone who has hurt you in any way. Shake off anger because it causes you not only to make terrible mistakes, but also to make yourself sick.
2. Forgive yourself
Having hatred and rage towards yourself is just as dangerous and harmful as having these feelings towards another person. Accepting one's own mistakes in a philosophical way helps you love and respect yourself more, and this protects you from depression.
3. See a therapist
This is always a good idea, although many people can't shake the stigma that seeing a therapist automatically makes you crazy and socially unacceptable. Conversations with a neutral figure of a specialist help you organize your thoughts and live more easily with the problems that torment you.
4. Stop labeling your emotions
Anger, fear, depression, rage, sadness, jealousy - these are all labels we put on ourselves. Consciousness begins to immerse itself in them and convince itself that it cannot get out of the vicious circle of these feelings. Even the most powerful drugs won't help you feel happier if you don't stop thinking about bad feelings and character traits. Just live with them without thinking about them.
5. Read every day
Reading an engaging read, whether it's a novel, magazine or non-fiction, helps to shake your mind off the daily grind that's plaguing you.
6. Walk outside
Nature always helps, whether you go to the mountains or the park, take a walk along a river or sea coast, or just go for a walk. Spend more time outdoors to enjoy the food, the company, the weather.
7. Stop hating your exes
Even if you dated the biggest loser and jerk who hurt you terribly, don't hate him. He has taught you a valuable lesson that will help you not to repeat your previous mistakes. Looked at this way, each of your failed relationships has brought you positives that you just have to realize.
8. Understand that your parents are human too
Childhood is at the root of many psychological problems that people have. Over time, anger towards parents accumulates, which destroys, suppresses, collapses you. Understand that parents are people like everyone else and as much as they are expected to be perfect, they are not.
9. Travel alone at least once
People are often afraid to travel alone because it is accepted to be in company. They are afraid that they will look pathetic if they go alone and have no one to share the experience with. The truth is that solo travel has an incredible number of positives for the psyche and consciousness. It helps you feel the places you visit in your own way and much more deeply.
Not only will you not conform to anyone, but you will also have enough time to be alone with yourself and the nature and culture that surrounds you.
10. Discard unnecessary items
No matter how hard you believe it, old and unnecessary items clog the invisible energy around you and prevent happiness. In order for it to enter your home, energy flows must be free. This is why you should not keep old and unnecessary things in your home.
Most people have a tendency to attach emotional value to things. They keep their memories or belonged to a loved one. But we don't really need these things. They're just sitting there somewhere in our home gathering dust.