We are living in an unprecedented era of abundance. Yet so many of us are feeling unsatisfied. Why are we seemingly so insatiable? What is going on inside of us that is making us feel unsatisfied? What is the brain chemistry that makes us feel this way? Is our brain wired for endless insatiable consumption?
What can we do about it? In this interview we talk to an advanced psychology student journalist Agustin Cardone, who works with psychologist, and brain science experts at Keep Fit Kingdom, to address why so many of us are feeling unfulfilled. Follow on as we go deep into Unsatisfied: What Can We Do About It?
When we asked Agustin, can you share with our readers your “5 things we can each do to address the feeling of not having enough.” Please share a story or example for each, he said:
1. Find Your Mission. We all have a purpose in this life, find it. You will discover things about yourself which will surprise you, you will find yourself being happy, being able to sleep, smiling and surrounded by amazing and loving people.
2. Do What Makes Your Heart Sing. In my case, it was and still is sports, writing, and psychology and I focus my life on those things. I focus consciously to develop these interests in my life. Don’t listen to the haters, sometimes being weird is the right thing to do.
3. Be Grateful for What You Have. The devil is in the details. Learn to appreciate every single “hello” or “good morning”, every morning coffee and every night-long talk with your loved ones, those things make life precious. Tell your friends and family that you love them, be with them, and enjoy them as much as you can.
4. Learn to Love the Process. Always aim for the moon, but if you do not reach it, you will land on a star. This means that when trying to accomplish one of your goals, the gold is in the path, in everything you had to do to reach your goal. This is the place where you learn and grow. Because if you don’t care about the process the outcome will just be a few seconds or even a day of happiness and then months of sadness till you reach another goal and the process repeats. So, learn to stop and appreciate your grand view and smell the roses along the way!
5. Listen to Music and Read Poetry. I think that when we learn to feel and listen to music, poetry, or other arts, our souls grow. Other people express what is inside of us without us even having to open our mouths! Art has always had a special role in my life, it helps me express myself and I do believe it can help others, you just have to give yourself permission to just be yourself!
Check out the rest of this thought-provoking, and eye-opening interview over at Medium.com!