The Future Will Be Better Than Yesterday

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Future Man

Mental health is very complex. There are many factors that contribute to deteriorating mental health. Lifestyle is extremely important, but it’s not just about avoiding alcohol or drugs, exercising, eating healthy and taking your medications as prescribed (if you are taking medications in the first place). One of the most important factors to maintaining sound mental health is your outlook, “The future will be better than yesterday!”

Your outlook is half the battle to maintaining sound mental health and even further improving it. Pessimistic people experience mental health problems because their outlook is negative. They view the present and the future as obstacles that are contributing to their negative emotions, when in reality, it’s their outlook that’s contributing to their negative emotions.

The tricky thing with one’s outlook is that it has a tendency to remain rigidly fixed if not corrected early enough. If you don’t have someone who can nicely tell you, “Hey man, the way you view things is a little off”, then there’s a good chance that you’ll continue viewing the world through a negative lens.

You need trustworthy people who can point out to you what you’re doing wrong in life. Many people have great careers, families and even wealth, but are still suffering on the inside because of their outlook. Sure, their past outlook brought them their current success, but they are now unhappy because of their poor outlook.

Just because someone has wealth does not mean that they are happy. Your outlook has a lot to do with how happy you are. It determines how you view yourself in the world. It’s one of the easiest things to change, but also one of the hardest for many people. But what can be assured is that if you start changing your outlook today, and start believing that the future will be better than yesterday, things will start to line up nicely for you!

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

Scared Of The Future

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The Road That Lies Ahead

With so much pressure to keep improving and bettering yourself, many question marks remain about your future. When you attempt to visualize it, your dreams become apparent in your mind’s eye. But in addition to your dreams, the reality that truly lies in the future is pure darkness; you don’t know what tomorrow will bring you!

No one can predict their future. Even if you know that something is supposed to happen next week, is that guaranteed at all? Life always manifests unpredictable events; some bad and some good. But you never truly know what lies in your future. For instance, take a look at the rapper Juice Wrld: he was flying with his crew on a private jet when all of a sudden, he had a seizure in the airport and passed away at the age of 21!

The unpredictabilities that lie in the future can be very scary and anxiety-provoking. Not knowing what life has in store for you tomorrow, is actually quite frightening if you sit down to think about it! Many people experience injuries, losses, sad news and even death when they least expect it.

But does this mean that we should live a guarded and fearful life? Absolutely not. You would be making a grave mistake if you did, because when you live a guarded and fearful life, you are preventing yourself from flourishing; you are essentially half-alive. Do not give power to fear, because once fear senses a little weakness within you, it starts coming at you even harder!

Regardless of not knowing what your future has in store for you, you need to wake up every day and do your best! Live a life of dignity and happiness, even if you are going through difficult times. You are always in a better position than someone else is. And keep your complaints to a minimum. So what if you are eating the same sandwich for lunch 5 days a week! Do you think the homeless person down the street from you has it any better?

Keep dreaming and living your life in the present. Don’t dwell so much as to what is going to happen in the future.

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

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