Do you think the younger generation is getting more and more irate and frustrated with each passing day? Do you suffer from depression, anxiety, or just a lot of conflicting thoughts throughout the day? What is the reason for this? What are all of our thoughts on this subject? Lets dive in to deep with why is our generation so unhappy. The issue is that we have little control over many of the factors that influence our level of happiness. Genetic predispositions can make some of us see the universe through rose-tinted spectacles, while others have a pessimistic outlook on life. Things go wrong for us and for the rest of the world. People are capable of being cruel, and work can be monotonous at times.

Figure 1: Girl in the corner

What makes us so unhappy?

What can we do to lessen our uneasiness? We can choose how we spend our leisure time. That’s one reason to ask which hobbies are linked to happiness and which aren’t.

Everyone feels unhappy at some time in their lives, isn’t it? Yes, absolutely mental and emotional breakdowns are a part of life and we all go through them, but what if you feel unhappy throughout your life? Why is every person of this generation so depressed and feels down? Have you ever thought about what is keeping us from staying happy and content throughout our journey? Life is a beautiful journey of ups and downs but why are we always feeling down and nervous?

The path to happiness can be lengthy and frequently requires significant changes in one’s life. Indeed, happiness is a state of mind that must be cultivated daily through the adoption of the appropriate patterns in one’s life and subsequent adherence to them. We’ll examine a few of the common practices that contribute to people’s unhappiness in this article, as well as what you could do about them. Let’s dive into some of the consequences and situations, let’s find out some reasons behind this uncomfortable situation

Reasons that contribute to unhappiness:

1-Staying Indoors:

Nowadays the younger generation is staying indoors. Staying indoors and having less contact with nature can make your life more and more depressing and full of anxiety. On the other hand, more exposure to nature can provoke your happiness and healthy mood swings. Individuals who spend a lot of time in nature report being happier in general, and research shows that spending quality time outdoors improves cognitive functioning, strengthens the immune system, and decreases strain and blood pressure. All of these factors contribute to one’s happiness.

2-Excessive drinking and use of drugs:

Do you also think that alcohol helps relieve stress? Yes or no? Oh, your answer may be yes but it should be no. Drugs and alcohol (including marijuana) can make a person less inhibited and induce brief feelings of happiness. However, in the long run, both can have a detrimental effect on your happiness. Alcoholism and drug addiction can have a number of serious negative consequences, including fatigue and decreased energy, culpability, poor concentration and making decisions, pessimism, insomnia, irritability, appetite loss, and physical pain.

Figure 2: Girl drinking

3-Self-Isolation:

Social isolation results in feelings of isolation and boredom, both of which can result in severe unhappiness. Indeed, one article published by the American Psychiatric Affiliation linked social isolation to “adverse health consequences at every stage of life, including anxiety, poor quality sleep, impeded cognitive functioning, expedited mental impairment, poor cardiovascular function, and impaired immunity.”

Due to self-isolation, our new generation does not feel comfortable going out and interacting with people; this is producing more and more introverts in our society. This self-isolation is declining the percentage of interaction and friendly talks between our young generation.

4-Not sleeping enough and lacking quality sleep:

Nowadays our young individual’s party at night and spend all night hanging out due to which their sleep cycle is being disturbed. Yet the majority of adolescents sleep between 6.5 and 7.5 hours a night, and some are sleepless. Consistently failing to get enough sleep results in chronic sleep deprivation. This can have a profound effect on a teen’s life, negatively affecting their mental health and enhancing their risk of developing depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem.

Doctors recommend between seven and nine hours of sleep per night, and with reason. When you don’t have enough bedtime, your brain becomes unable to start regulating its own appropriately, and your emotions take over. While the scientific research may be complicated, the evidence is unambiguous: people who do get enough sleep feel happier.

5-Lack of Exercise and Poor Eating habits:

Food plays a role in your level of happiness. Even after socioeconomic status, weight, and physical activity level were taken into account, children with poorer diets reported being unhappier, according to one study.

A German study also found a link between a healthy diet and better mood and happiness, with vegetables having the greatest impact.

Both physical activity and proper nutrition have a strong correlation to overall well-being. Indeed, according to a study published in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, inactive people “were two times as likely to be dissatisfied as those who remained active.”

Must Read: What is Emotional Intelligence?

Can we overcome it?

In much fewer moments than you think, you will be able to feel happier if you can identify and address the negative patterns that are causing you distress.

Happiness, on the other hand, is like a garden: it requires regular attention. Weeds will return if this is not addressed.

And the more time you give them to grow, the more difficult it is to get rid of them. As long as you keep an eye out for negative patterns in your behaviour and deal with them as you come across them, you’ll be content.

Overcoming your negative thoughts and instilling positivity in you is very important and can make our life better. However, the habits in our youth are not healthy which are causing destruction of their health.

Also, read: Don’t compare yourself with others. There is no comparison between the sun and the moon. Both shine at their own time.

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