At some point in our lives we come to a stark realization that the world is no longer the place that it used to be. It is no longer full of good people who will help you out when in trouble, it’s no longer like those sitcoms where something interesting happens all the time and it’s definitely no longer like the cartoons we used to see where there is always a happy ending.
In reality, the world is just a civilized battle field where everyone is on their own and don’t actually give a damn about others. In fact most people would be happy to crush you and get ahead if it’s required. But don’t worry; there is always a balance, when bad things happen you can always expect something good to come by. You just have to be patient and know what to do. Here is a fool-proof guide to the things you can do when the whole world seems like a bad place.
10. Resolve your own problems first
It’s not uncommon to feel sympathy and compassion to the less fortunate and rise up every time to help them out. It may even be helping out a friend who is in emotional distress or someone who seems to be in desperate need for help. But know this first, see where you stand and then offer to help others. If you yourself have an emotional baggage, then trying to help a friend who is in trouble is just asking for more trouble. So resolve all your problems first, never for once think that you can get to a better place by adding trouble with trouble.
9. Be financially safe
You might have heard this plenty of times, but here is a refresher – Money is the ultimate super power. In the present world we live in, money can actually solve a number of problems at least for the time being. So even if everything seems to bog you down and distress you mentally, just focus on earning and your career. It will definitely get you to better places and will give you the financial freedom to do things that you love. But if you don’t have money and as well as emotionally troubled with all the bad things that’s happening around you, you will only fall into a deeper pit.
8. Stay active and workout everyday
If something is making you angry or annoyed you should find a way to let the steam off a little. But that doesn’t mean you should beat the crap out of the person sitting next to you, just hit the gym and start working out. Show all your anger and your hatred on lifting all those weights and doing cardio exercises. This technique will definitely prove to be useful, as exercise has been known to break the mental blocks and create new neural connections in your mind enabling you to think better and calm down. So the next time you feel like planting your fist on to someone’s face just back away and hit the gym, side effects may include an awesome body.
7. Run a Marathon
There used to be a time where marathons were viewed only on television screen during Olympics, but now there seems to be a marathon happening every other week. Participate in one and run like you give a damn. Research has proven that running a marathon or any long distance releases hormones that relives stress and gives a high sense of pleasure to the mind and body. So if everything seems to go bad, just put on a pair of running shoes and start running. It will not only relax your mind and give you a new perspective on your life, but will also give a healthy body.
6. Learn a new hobby
Nothing cheers up the spirit than creating or inventing something new. No matter whether it’s a better mouse trap or an origami paper plane that goes an inch farther than an ordinary plane, creating something new is assured to get you back on your feet. So learn something that’s both useful and recreational like wood working for instance, there is always something the house requires that’s made out of wood. So go on grab a few planks, a hammer, some nails and a saw and let your imagination run wild. You will definitely be pleased with the results.
5. Get a pet
This is actually a no brainer, as most of us know how much joy a pet can bring into our lives. So why should you hold back, there are plenty of kennels and pet shops where you can buy cute and cuddly pets. Not only do they serve as great companions but also do their best to cheer you up when you feel sad or down hearted. A recent research has shown that dogs actually understand the emotions of their owners and try to cheer them up with tricks. Now what else can you want than a cute little dog rolling over to make you smile when everything looks bad.
4. Never isolate yourself
It’s pretty understandable that other people are the main reason for the cause of unhappiness in our lives. But that doesn’t mean you should isolate yourself from the rest of the world, it will only add to your troubles. Lead a healthy social life and interact with new people. If you have trouble finding new interesting people, sign in to one of the hundreds of online dating sites and meet new people.
3. Go for a holiday
Taking a break once in a while is pretty good, and holidays can magically turn the world around you a better place to live in. But wait don’t plan for the usual holiday vacations spots. Though they may entice you for a little while, they won’t leave any long lasting memories. Take a trip through the road less travelled, these may not necessarily be foreign countries, it can even be some place in your own state.
2. Consult a psychologist
Sometimes bad things can be just a matter of perspective. When you’ve dealt with too many problems in a day or when you’re in emotional trouble yourself, even the slightest problems such as a misplaced key or a traffic jam can blow the fuse. So consult a psychologist and discuss your problems with him, see what you’re going through right now and ask for suggestions to improve the quality of life.
1. Hit the Sack
Nothing works better for a troubled mind than a good night’s sleep. Recent researches have declared that most health related issues are caused by lack of sleep and overstress. So the next time you feel like everything in the world is acting against you or everything seems to be bad, just hit the sack and sleep it out. You’re sure to have a better perspective when you wake up.