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3 Ways to get out of your own head and get you to feeling more contentment and less stress with the world every day.
Feeling more contentment can be elusive for many people today, living in such as fast paced world. Especially for Moms struggling to juggle it all. There’s a psychological need for bigger, better, faster, stronger and more… yet, feeling content could be considered the same as feeling happy. And we all want to be happy, so how do we go about it?
See, a lot of people are unhappy because they are trying to control their external world, but you often can’t control the outside world or the reactions of other people… the one thing you do have control over, however, is yourself, in terms of your thoughts, feeling and actions. This is a hard thing to accept with all the shootings happening, attempted oppression, as well as natural disasters everywhere.
Yet, unfortunately many of us end up in a downward spiral where we look to external fixes to solve internal problems, for instance, a lot of people will go on a shopping spree which can feel good at the time but is probably not going to be the answer to satiate or resolve a feeling of deep loneliness or disconnection within your relationship, for instance.
The challenge is that we all have emotional habits which become second nature to us, meaning they run automatically, as they operate from the subconscious mind rather than the conscious mind; a habit according to Wikipedia, is a routine of behaviour that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously.
One the best habits you can develop to living a happier life and feeling more content within yourself is to embrace the paradigm of self love; meaning rather than beat yourself up the whole time you begin to accept yourself for all the good and the bad, and practice self care rather than self criticism.
It’s not just internal though, indeed, one of the best ways to feel better about yourself is to make progress toward your goals, as there is such psychological power in progress that it has the power to help people suffering from anxiety, depression and chronic rumination; meaning the way forward out of any negative situation is to take action and start making progress.
The other factor to remember is that progress doesn’t have to be huge feats, it can be simple things such as sorting it out your paycheck stub maker in your business or simply watering your plants at home. It’s just vitally important you feel, on daily basis that you are making progress – as otherwise, that’s when chronic discontentment that can turn into depression creeps in.
In addition to the above, here are three steps you can take to help you feeling more contentment.
STOP TRYING TO FILL THE VOID
It’s very easy to chase after external things in order to fill the internal void – but the best way to fill that void is to find nourishing ways to flesh out your life which provide meaning and fulfillment to you on a deep level.
STOP DOING THAT WHICH HURTS YOU
There’s usually a trigger that causes pain, just like a food allergy, you first need to identify what the triggers are and then avoid the situations, people, and events that cause pain.
GET RID OF NEGATIVE PEOPLE
Negative energy is contagious, in that it rubs off on you. At a basic level, this means that if you’re around negative people you will become negative yourself. Therefore you want to get around positive, uplifting and inspiring people instead.
How do you manage feeling more contentment every day? Let me know in the comments below!
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