How to find your fulfilling life in a world of endless possibilities
In a world filled with endless possibilities, it's hard to know what direction to take with your life. So how do we find meaning in life?
It's a question that has perplexed philosophers and thinkers for centuries and is still being debated today.
What psychological theory describes how the world is interpreted?
Psychological theories help to explain how people interpret the world around them. They provide a framework for understanding how people think, feel, and behave.
There are many different psychological theories, each with its own unique perspective. Some of the most famous psychological ideas include cognitive dissonance theory, social learning theory, and attachment theory.
These theories have contributed to understanding how people interpret the world around them.
For example, cognitive dissonance theory helps to explain why people sometimes hold contradictory beliefs. Social learning theory explains how people learn by observing others. Attachment theory helps to explain how our early experiences with caregivers can shape our later relationships.
Things to try, to avoid medication
Unfortunately stress and anxiety are the hallmarks of the 21st century. Just before Xmas 2018, on a local TV show, 3 soccer moms were discussing their plans in the lead-up to Xmas. What kind of shocked me was when they all agreed that there was "so much pressure, so much stress".
Objectively, Xmas is a neutral event. It is not inherently stressful nor without stress.
It is our beliefs and reactions which are "stressful", not the event.
But knowing that that wouldn't help the three moms. The tips in this post will help to relieve this type of stress, which is an outcome of our beliefs.
In addition to these societal changes it is well know the rate of depression increases as we age. This is a complicated process with some key factors driving it being imbalances in neurotransmitters, atrophication of the amygdala - the region of the brain most important for controlling mood - and a shrinking hippocampus.
Research shows that the hippocampus is smaller in some depressed people. These factors are all "natural" by-products of aging.
Here's the good news. You can slow the rate of aging and combat some of the effects of stress and depression - whatever the cause - using the following four techniques.
Since I was diagnosed at 50 with Type 2 diabetes I've been learning how to do bone-building fitness training which lowers my age. You can too. It's your choice. Walter