Different strokes for different folks, as the saying goes. We all bask in our individuality and what works for some, may not work for all. But when it comes to a happy, fulfilled life, we human beings have a few basic requirements that stretch across cultures, gender and age divides. They include:
We need quality attention from the people in our lives. More and more people in the world live alone. Unless your needs are being met elsewhere, a lack of attention can lead to low self-esteem, feelings of loneliness, and a lack of connection.
Join a meet up group, do an evening course, join a fitness group—anything that gets you out there and talking to like-minded people.
2. Purpose and goals
Having a purpose or goal adds meaning to your life. When we have something we’re working toward, even it if never makes us rich or gets us the corner office, you’re giving yourself something to flex all of your cognitive and emotional muscles. It keeps you health and happy.
3. Creativity and stimulation
We’re a trick lot, we humans and even the stodgiest of routine lovers need to break it up once in a while. Boredom and a lack of achievement can leave you feeling unsatisfied and depressed. Spending time reading about a subject that interests you, learning a new skill or craft, or doing anything that stimulates the creative part of your brain will see you feeling happier and more stimulated.