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In today’s age of new technology, sadly kids are much more prone to be negatively influenced by what their family members, friends and even strangers have to say about them. Bullying has evolved due to social media.
Unfortunately, many children are not given the proper tools to deal with and cope with the negative influences that invade their daily lives.
Another sad fact is that most American youth now transform their personalities to emulate who they idolize. That may be a professional athlete, pop star or rapper with a questionable message.
We all have bad days. At times, we face a period of days or weeks that get the best of us. For myself, a knee injury set me back and put me in a slump for a couple of months. I struggled but have found a few ways to get back to feeling like myself again.
Try Switching to Healthier Food Options
If you drink coffee with cream and sugar daily, like I did. Stop!! Instead, try drinking a hot cup of green tea with no additives. Green tea is full of antioxidants that does your body well. Also, give a smoothie or protein shake a try, rather than a breakfast bagel. For lunch, ditch the fast food menus. Try cooking at home a healthy, grilled chicken salad with a vinegar based dressing. As for dinner, switch from eating pasta to enjoying grilled fish with steamed veggies of your choice. By me making these simple adjustments to my eating habits, I felt re-energized and motivated to get out of my slump.
Living better requires taking steps to improve yourself physically, emotionally and mentally. When you’re making positive progress you feel better, think more clearly and generally feel happier. Here are four simple ways to live a more fulfilled and happy life.
Make Time to Exercise
Exercising is proven to improve your mood. It sends healthy endorphins to your brain and revitalizes your body. Researchers at the University of Vermont found that people who exercise have a better mood for up to 12 hours after working out compared to those who don’t. The earlier you exercise in the morning, the better your day. So adding more exercise to your schedule is one way to live a better life.
Many people make the mistake of putting their happiness in the hands of others. They believe that significant others, family members and friends are responsible for making them happy. But if you rely on other people to make you happy, you’ll be devastated when they let you down or leave you. Focus on these four simple keys to happiness — all of which depend solely on you.
Live Up to Your Own Expectations
If you spend your life focused on what other people think of you, you are putting yourself at the mercy of those other people. Whenever you do not live up to their expectations, it instantly makes you unhappy. This happens a lot when children pursue careers only because it’s what their parents want.