9 Significant Facts about Life We Should Never Forget 225

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In life there are many rules, principles and things to learn and understand.

Society expects you to think in a certain way, to behave somehow and to know particular things that are considered important by the current generation.

On the other hand there are the laws of the universe, the advice of your parents and your own experience.

Last but not least, there are the things you want, your view of the world and your own beliefs.

Quite confusing, isn’t it?

Sometimes people don’t know what to believe in because of all the authorities, opinions and different points of view. Everyone claims to be right but doesn’t seem to be doing the right thing. And we come to a point where we can’t decide who to trust and become so doubtful that even our perspective and understanding doesn’t seem to be the true one.

That is why I made a list of some of the most important things, which – in my opinion – are leading and essential. You can either agree with me, or not, but I suggest you give it a try.

1. What we know we have for sure is that exact moment.

Nothing else is in our possession but the present. It’s up to us whether we will choose to appreciate it, live it consciously and make the most of it.

2. We can do whatever we decide to do if we want it strong enough.

If you believe in yourself and have a vision that is powerful enough to conquer every negative thought in your head, then you can achieve all the goals you’ve set.

 3. What we give is what we get in return and the more we give, the more we get.

Your life will become so much better if you start sharing and giving what you have.

This way you will become a person that is thankful, ready to help, sympathetic and a great change will occur in your life.

You will feel happier, satisfied with what you’re doing and it will all finally make sense. Your days will be more meaningful and this will lead you to success.

The best thing is that the universe has this special trick and gives you back the things you give to others. So never stop doing that!

 4. The way we react to something defines how it’s going to affect our lives.

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Everything you consider a bad situation, failure, bad luck, fear and so on, is such only because you’ve decided to accept it like that and have given it that definition. Things themselves are neither good, nor bad. You are the one that has the power to give them a positive/negative meaning in the light of your point of view.

5. Changing the way we think will change our reality.

Be careful with your thoughts and choose them wisely because they have a direct influence on the world around you.

6. It’s never too late to become who we wanted to be.

Age, money, education, family, appearance and so on, are just a group of factors. They are important but not crucial.

Because if you set your mind on something you dream of, you can achieve it.

7. You can’t please everyone.

No matter how you behave, look like, think or speak, there will always be someone to judge, criticize and disagree. So accept the fact that you can’t make 7 billion people like you and start living your life happily and freely without fearing what others think of you.

8. Not everything you do is necessary.

Some of the activities you do are just pointless. Stop thinking that you need to include them in your to-do list and pay attention to the important ones. Eliminate the unessential and concentrate on what matters.

 9. Act now.

Whatever it is that you’re thinking of doing, do it now.

If you have something to say, somewhere to go, want to meet someone or buy something, now is the right moment.

I believe that keeping all this in mind throughout your day can make your life better.

You will eventually get into the habit of appreciating what you have, giving, living in the present moment and not waiting for the “right” one, using your consciousness in the best way possible and having no regrets or disappointments.

So start now and remind yourself of these well-known but often forgotten facts about life whenever you can.

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4 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Mental Health

While most people pay the most attention to their physical health and work hard to achieve a healthy body, they often overlook the potential mental health issues that may have been well tucked away.

Understanding and paying sufficient attention to your mental health issues is an action that should be prioritized in every situation. What could seem like the simplest mental health problem to you might actually be affecting your life in more ways that you can imagine.

Here are just a few reasons why you shouldn’t ignore the signs.

1. It Is Way More Common Than You Believe.

You might think that mental illness is not present in many situations but the truth is that almost everyone has or is facing such an issue.

In fact, one in five Americans suffers from some type of mental illness. The saddest part about this though, is that very few of them seek treatment.

The person affected by the illness can even be one of your family members. Sadly, symptoms are easy to hide and even people who are severely depressed can mask their health issues from their families and avoid getting help.

2. It Can Also Affect Your Physical Health.

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It is known from a long time ago that the connection between the mind and the body is strong. Any sort of physical distress can have a huge effect on your capability to work or focus on things around you. Following this same rule, any sort of mental problem can easily affect your physical health too.

The first few things that a mental illness will affect are your mood, energy levels, sleep cycles, appetite and quite possibly your sex drive. Along with these problems and as a result of them, your immune system can also be affected and that can lead to more often colds and an overall impairment of your physical health.

People who face mental illnesses are often left unmotivated and drained of energy.

The illness blurs your mind so much that you have no energy left to function properly in your everyday life. Ask any person that has faced a major depression and they will tell you just how much they let themselves go and how they stopped caring about simple everyday things, such as brushing their teeth or taking a shower.

Physical symptoms won’t take long to appear and you will simply keep increasing your risk factor of a number of health problems such as heart disease or heart palpitations, insomnia and fatigue. It is very important that you ask for help if you feel such symptoms arising. Make sure that you consult a board-certified practitioner to be certain that a mental problem is not the cause of them.   

3. It Plays an Important Role in Your Success.

One of the most frequent symptoms of a mental illness is the lack of motivation. You just feel so tired of everything, you find that you are not interested in what others are doing and you just end up losing interest in things you used to love.

The lack of mental health can, therefore, play a huge role in your success. No matter if you are a college student, an employee or a working parent, you can easily lose sense of what’s important to you and hinder your success in whatever role you might have.

In whichever situation you might be, you will definitely need to be able to be creative and productive. Your success in your studies or your workplace might be your only source of stability and income.

An untreated mental illness can be the reason behind your reduced productivity, your lack of creativity and your overall negative attitude towards your work.

Keep in mind that a large number of homeless people are those who are suffering from a mental illness but sadly left it untreated.

Looking for help and letting the mental health professionals guide you can take a lot of weight off your shoulders. It can help you see things from a different perspective and give you the courage and motivation you need to get back on track and find yourself again.

4. It Can Affect Your Relationship with Your Peers.

Most people who face a mental illness find themselves intimidated by social situations. Even spending time with friends or family can seem like a very tiring or pointless task and they will often opt out of it. It is important to remember that this does not apply only to depressed people, as many might think, but to a large area of mental issues.

Anxiety disorders can alienate a person from their circle because of the constant fear of something going wrong, of someone not liking them or of an overall new situation. It is very common for the solution to your mental health issue to be holding the key to you getting back your behavioral health.

Mental illness can also affect your relationship with your family.

Apart from losing contact with people you probably care about, you might even end up harming them more than you think. It is not rare to see a person struggle both financially but also emotionally when it comes to helping family members that are battling mental illness.

Another very important reason to not take your mental health lightly is for the sake of your children. It is very often reported that children of people who struggle with a mental illness are abused or neglected. That can play a huge role in their lives and affect their entire lives, from childhood to adulthood.

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There are many places to turn to for help. The National Alliance on Mental Illness, otherwise known as NAMI, can be a great place to start. Through it, you can find a suitable medical center that will provide you with the suitable health services to help you regain your mental health.

It is important that you are not ashamed of your personal struggles or mental issues. Everything is part of the human nature and the fact that there are so many people available to help comes to show just how human this situation is and how much attention we, as a society, should be paying to this important issue.

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Leona Henryson is a professional writer and passionate blogger. Her goal is to help people achieve their personal self-development and mental wellness.