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Why am I not happy anymore?

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Why am I not happy anymore?

This article will help you if you ask yourself the following questions:

Why does nothing make me happy anymore?
What’s the point of life?
Why nothing excites me?
Why can’t I be happy?
What to do if my loved people have no joy in life?

Let’s start answering your questions!

Why does nothing make me happy anymore? 

Today, more than ever before, people are looking for ways to find happiness. In our hyper-connected and fast-paced world, we can easily get caught up in the overwhelming pace of daily life. The pressure from work and education, combined with bills and other expenses, often leaves little time or energy for enjoyment. And that’s why so many of us feel no joy in life on a daily basis. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are 6 steps you can take to change it:

Step no 1. Change the way you think

We often find ourselves looking for happiness in the wrong places. Happiness isn’t a prize you win or a trophy you are given. It is a feeling that you must create and sustain within yourself. In order to find happiness, you must change the way you think. Otherwise, you’ll continue to chase happiness, never catching up with it. Accept that happiness is a choice, not a destination. From there, you can use it as a tool to create better relationships, a better career, and a better you.

Step no. 2: Exercise

One of the best ways to achieve contentment is through exercise. Exercise has been shown to help improve mood, reduce anxiety and depression, and increase self-esteem. Yes, it will make you sweat, but the mental benefits are worth it! Exercise releases endorphins and other chemicals in your brain that will make you feel happy. It also helps you sleep better, which allows your body to heal faster and reduces stress. If you want to find happiness, exercise is one of the best ways to do it.

Step no. 3: Be grateful for what you have

A grateful person is usually a happy person. When you are thankful for what you have, it’s hard to be unhappy. When you are grateful for your job, your friends, your family, and your health, you can’t help but feel happy. Worrying about the things you don’t have or aren’t the way you want them is a waste of time and energy. It will make you unhappy, not grateful. Instead, take the time to be thankful for what you have. It will change your life and help you find happiness.

If you want to find happiness, you need to make it a priority. You need to make time for yourself and your loved ones. You need to be grateful for what you have and find meaning in everything you do. You need to exercise regularly and travel as often as possible. You need to let go of your regrets and learn how to be happy with who you are. Most importantly, you need to change the way you think. You need to accept that happiness is a choice, not a destination.

What’s the point of life? 

There are a variety of indications that you may be having difficulty seeing the bigger picture in life. “What’s the point of life?” is a common thought, but it can be subtle in different situations:

  • You might think that nothing you do makes a difference.
  • You may no longer care about how things turn out.
  • Things that used to make you happy may no longer do so.
  • You might feel like there’s no way out.
  • You might think that nothing you do will help you reach your goals and dreams.

But! Even if you’re having a hard time finding anything to get excited about, you may still make efforts to boost your mood and discover a sense of purpose. You can regain your sense of purpose, but it will require time, patience, and perhaps professional help in the form of counseling or medicine.

There are various ways to find purpose in life. It is possible to find ways to make your life more meaningful by following some tips and tricks:

Build and nurture connections
Become a helper (volunteer)
Connect with nature
Take time for yourself
Embrace your imperfections
Try new things

Remember! There may be some trial and error before you find what works best for you.

Why nothing excites me?

You should know that you are not alone in how you are feeling because we all experience feelings of depression on occasion. When we find ourselves experiencing unfavorable feelings, we should not wallow in our sadness but rather take some time to reflect on why we are feeling that way. When we have a better understanding of the factors that are influencing our health, we will be better able to commit to developing healthy routines. Because of these routines, our spirits will be lifted, and any unfulfilled requirements for happiness will be addressed.

Maybe you don’t have anything to look forward to anymore. The best you can do in the meanwhile is to generate small pockets of future hope. Here are some things you can do:

– Schedule anything and everything.

When you’re looking forward to something, all you need is a reminder that it’s coming. Put on your calendar anything that might make you smile right now, whether it’s a phone conversation with a loved one or a new episode of your favorite TV show.

– Get something special for yourself.

In my own life, I’ve realized that while I don’t want to order a tonne of random crap all the time, I do appreciate the odd planned purchase. When I do make a purchase, I try to support locally owned businesses. As a result, I am able to combine “fun” purchases with “essential” ones whenever possible. I’m not saying this is the best or even the only way to go about it, but I do encourage you to both think about how you shop and give yourself tiny presents and kindnesses through a difficult time.

– Read an inspiring book or watch a movie.

Listed below are a few of my book recommendations, if you ask yourself, “What to do when nothing makes me happy?”:

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, by Samantha Irby

We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, by Samantha Irby

“We Are Never Meeting In Real Life” by Samantha Irby can break your heart wide open. Aside from her trademark humor, wit, and delightful self-deprecation, there is a lot more to her writing in this wonderful book. There’s a sad moment for every funny one, so be prepared to shed a tear or two. Irby exposes the beautiful, brutal facts of her existence, covering topics such as black women’s mental health, the legacies of poverty, and dating while inhabiting an all-too-human body. It’s simply a great collection of essays.

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, by Lori Gottlieb

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, by Lori Gottlieb

What is it like to go to therapy? The author pulls back the curtain and allows us to observe not just her sessions with clients but also her sessions with her own therapist, whom she sees after a particularly heartbreaking breakup. In addition, we receive insights into the author’s personal life, as well as her educational background and professional life.

Hattie Harmony: Worry Detective, by Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett

Hattie Harmony: Worry Detective, by Elizabeth Olsen and Robbie Arnett

A unique series that teaches youngsters (and also adults) how to deal with anxiety was produced by the respected musician Robbie Arnett and the award-winning actress Elizabeth Olsen. This series takes a novel approach to the concept of wellbeing.

When her close friends are in need of assistance, you can always count on her to be there for them. And speaking in front of the class or catching the bus for the first time can also be very nerve-wracking experiences on the first day of school. Hattie never fails to come up with the ideal methods and resources to relax the bodies and minds of her companions. But when Hattie’s own concerns start to surface, the question becomes whether or not she can learn to overcome them on her own.

And of course, a few movies that have the power to cheer you up and restore your confidence in a better tomorrow:

The Intouchables (2011)

The Intouchables (2011)

The biographical, comedic, and dramatic film “Intouchables” tells the story of a wealthy man who is rendered quadriplegic as the result of an accident and ends up employing a formerly incarcerated guy from a low-income neighborhood as his caregiver. What follows is a story about a friendship that will warm your heart.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

A guy tries to save himself and his young kid from plunging headfirst into homeless poverty while chasing his ambitions for a better life. The events shown in the film are based on genuine occurrences. A narrative that will inspire you, starring Will and Jaden Smith. 

Soul Surfer (2011)

Soul Surfer (2011)

Teenager Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb), who is a natural talent in the sport of surfing, suffers an arm amputation after being attacked by a shark. She aims to return to competition, despite the fact that concerns about her future continue to torment her, as she is encouraged by the love of her parents, Helen Hunt and Dennis Quaid, and because she refuses to give up. After witnessing the devastation caused by the tsunami that struck Thailand in 2004, Bethany realizes that she has a bigger mission, which is to make a difference in the lives of others.

Maybe you have your own suggestions and want to share them? It would be great to see them in the comments!

Why can’t I be happy?

When you feel it, you know it, and when you don’t, you definitely know what I’m talking about when it comes to happiness. Even while most of us don’t go through life beaming and in a state of continual pleasure, experiencing emotions of depression on a regular basis is a sign that it’s time to take stock of what might be causing those sentiments. If you used to get a kick out of things that used to bring you joy, but now you don’t, that’s another huge clue that something’s wrong. 

Do you remember how at the beginning of this article while answering the question, “Why does nothing make me happy anymore?” I mentioned that it’s important to be grateful for what you have? A great way to remember things that you are grateful for is with a gratitude journal! You can find it in bookstores or on the internet, or just take the notebook you like and start filling it out.

Oprah Winfreythe US TV star also likes to fill in such a journal and has repeatedly mentioned its benefits. You can see her insights in this short video:

What to do if my loved people have no joy in life?

There is a proverb in Chinese that states, “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” Helping others has been a common theme among the world’s finest minds for ages.

If you believe that a loved one of yours needs assistance:

– Listen.
– Be present.
– Combine your interests and abilities with them.

The important thing is to identify the strategy that works best for both of you. The more we contribute, the greater the likelihood that we will find purpose, meaning, and happiness in our lives. These are all qualities that we seek in life but have a difficult time acquiring.

Recommendations:

What is the point of life by Live Bold And Bloom
3 Things That Won’t Make You Happy by Harvard Business Review
My Life Is Great, So Why Can’t I Be Happy? by Better Help

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