Here are 8 steps you must take to be able to get involved.
- Take stock of your values
You won't believe it, but even the best of intentions can't help you if you don't understand them thoroughly. Work on your values which are what define your life and who you are as a person and reflect on what is truly important to you.
- Set your goals
Use the diary method to 'read' your inner self: writing every day allows you to get to know yourself better by observing yourself from a more objective point of view.
Research from the University of California has in fact shown that the chances of reaching your goals increase if the thinking is positive: when you focus your mind on your desires, try to imagine them as a 'place' that you will soon reach!
- Choose an inspiration model
Other men and women, in general, are a great source of inspiration and historical models, as much as they have overcome the obstacles that life has placed before them, can help us to face tough times with more determination. You can choose whoever you want: a politician rather than a religious, an artistic figure but also someone you know more closely and admire.
Sometimes those around you are gifted with special gifts!
- Learn to love yourself
Try to 'look at' your life from a new perspective, perhaps from that of a friend who loves you and accepts you as you are. Don't be too critical and severe with yourself: in order to learn to love others you must necessarily learn to love yourself, believe in yourself. Accept yourself and help yourself to bring out the skills and characteristics that make you unique.
- Change your habits
Sometimes our actions depend on our past. But if you think about it, you will find that you have developed harmful habits without even realizing it. For example, if you have been hurt or disappointed, you may be prone to building barriers between yourself and others, because distance is the best way to avoid suffering. Of course, all of this helps you not to relive painful experiences, but at the same time they may prevent you from experiencing new emotions.
Research from the University of Chicago states that negative thoughts or attitudes such as prejudices and fears can be defeated by experimenting with new points of view.
- Control anger and jealousy
Coming to terms with anger, pain, jealousy, hatred and hatred every day definitely complicates your pursuit of happiness.
Try to accept that others may have different interests and desires than yours. And also try to consider it a positive aspect of the community: the improvement will certainly be closer.
- Forgive others
Forgiveness brings benefits to psychophysical health. Ruminating on wrongs and feeling a grudge causes your blood pressure and heart rate to rise, while forgiving helps relieve stress and feel lighter.
- Do what you love
Not everyone is lucky enough to be able to create a career based on their passion but it is very important to dedicate a part of your time to do what you like because it helps you to feel satisfied, to be successful and to be happy.
For example, if you are living in a relationship that no longer satisfies you, have the courage to abandon it; if you're unfailingly unhappy at work, consider the reasons.
Maybe, a few small changes to your life are enough to make you feel better!