Somehow the belief that we need to prove ourselves to someone else is still alive and widespread. On the one hand, there is a logical explanation to why this belief remains so popular. A healthy competition the need to prove yourself can push the person to achieving greater success in studying or working. But the need to prove yourself in other activities, on the other hand, can end up in leading a double life and constantly wearing a mask. When you feel that you don’t fit into the society, you may try forcing yourself to change to be more suitable for it. The mask that you are wearing are far from your true self and even if you convince yourself that things are otherwise, you will end feeling unhappy, while being unable to realize the reason behind it. This can lead to constant depression.
You’ve definitely met a few. Most likely you are still communicating with them. You always thought about them as your friends, as they were always there when you lost your job. They were there for you after you’ve broken up with your significant other. They are always there when your world come crumbling down. But somehow they are nowhere to be found when you get the job of your dream or find your perfect match. Well, they can be there, only to warn you that everything is going to go in flames in the end. You know who we’re talking about - toxic friends.
You’re once again feeling motivated to eat better, exercise more, drink less caffeine or make any number of the positive lifestyle changes you’ve been telling yourself you want to make. You’ve tried before — probably declaring another attempt as a New Year’s resolution — but without feeling much success. Making a lifestyle change is challenging, […]
Lifestyle behaviours and health Mental health is influenced not only by trait markers, general living conditions and major life events, but also, as increasing evidence indicates, by simple everyday behaviours that can be altered by an individual. Prospective studies consistently find a bidirectional relationship between various lifestyle factors and physical as well as mental health, […]
Learn to form healthy habits by replacing the bad ones. Substituting healthy habits for unhealthy ones rewards you with more stamina, better quality of life – and a healthier you. That is easier said than done, of course, but some simple tips can help you tackle even the most indulgent and hardest-to-kick habits. Rani Whitfield, M.D., a Baton […]