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Chasing-golden-Carrot


In the study, researchers found out that about 44 per cent of Brits are going through a life crisis. The most common source of dissatisfaction is unfulfilled ambitions and dreams. The survey revealed that it isn’t just those who are midway their lives who are having a midlife crisis. Almost a third of those who are surveyed are between the ages of 18 and 30. Some of the respondents believed that embarking on a new career (39 per cent of the subjects) or learning something new (24 per cent of the subjects) can help them combat their dissatisfaction. However, a third of those who are surveyed think they can’t do it as a result of working long hours and social pressure.


Signs of an Unfulfillment

The feeling of dissatisfaction isn’t the only sign that’s telling you that you’re living an unfulfilled life. Other signs are telling you that you are dissatisfied with life.


You get into emotional hibernation

  • Some of us get into emotional hibernation to protect ourselves. We shut ourselves down to prepare ourselves for an emergency – whether real or perceived. Getting into this stage is a telltale sign that we’re close to hitting rock bottom. The brain does this to protect us from certain realities that we hate. This response, although protective, doesn’t do anything good in the long run. It will make you live like a zombie – you’re living yet you’re dead inside.

You’re looking for love in the wrong places

  • People who are desperate to look for love are often those who suffer from great dissatisfaction in life. They look for love everywhere, even in the wrong places. As a result, they latch into anyone who comes near, creating a bad cycle of self-blame and making bad decisions.

  • .If you find yourself in this situation, you must realize that the love you’re looking for can be found within yourself. Be the love that you need. When you start looking for that love inwards, you will realize that you don’t need to search further. You will start feeling excited about things and satisfied with life in general.


Rid Yourself Of Unfulfillment: Finding Your True Self Through Meditation

In Buddhist psychology, there is a process called samskara. It refers to grooves in our mind that direct where our thoughts flow. Our samskaras are based on memories from our past, making us respond to situations in almost the same way. Unconsciously, many of us build our identities based on our samskaras. This is where meditation helps.

When we meditate, we have our focus on new object or attention, and hence, we disrupt the unconscious flow of thoughts and emotions. Meditation is a great way to connect to our true selves – one that isn’t limited to anger, fear, or something else. By putting us into the ‘now,’ we experience a different kind of relaxation and awareness.

Several studies have shown that mindfulness promotes well-being. Both dispositional and state mindfulness can lead to self-regulate behaviour and a positive emotional state.


Preparing for Meditation

If you’re new to meditation, here’s a step-by-step guide to getting you started:

  1. Block a specific time of your day to meditate. This should be a quiet time in a comfortable and distraction-free place where you can just be yourself.

  2. If you choose to meditate indoors, you can adjust the lighting and temperature based on your liking. If you’re outdoors, choose the most comfortable spot for you.

  3. Choose the most comfortable position for you. You may want to sit or lie down.

  4. Set your intention for the meditation. It can be to find inner peace, connect with your authentic self, relax, or experience your true being.

  5. Try guided hypnosis. If you think that you can’t do it on your own, some programs can help you get into meditation.

Many of those who live their lives chasing the golden carrot end up feeling unfulfilled because they keep on looking for something that’s beyond their grasp. What they didn’t realize is that what they’re looking for is just within themselves.

Don’t live a life full of regrets. Remember that there’s more to life than what society is telling us to ‘chase.’

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