Here’s a scenario that many good people in the world are familiar with.
A Great Lifestyle is Not Enough
You’ve spent years researching various religions and trying out different “ways of life” and found a fantastic fit with one of them. Your latest choice is trending and relatively easy to do on your own. You’ve read some websites on the subject and have found an app that offers an easy routine to follow, at your own home, for free. You’ve created a beautiful life for yourself using your education and have automated the process of getting income via the free economy. You’re getting hundreds of texts and emails a day from all the friends, family and acquaintances you’ve made through the years.
But you still can’t honestly say you’re happy and you don’t know why. Despite all the goodness in your life, you feel a void.
Relationships Are Too Complicated
Or maybe, even though you are blessed to be in a relationship and to have family that loves you, you feel a void because your relationships are out of whack. For example, you might have a problem with your ability to open up that’s making it hard for loved ones to hold on to you. Perhaps, your loved one is confused by how much “me” time you need, so they feel left out. Or maybe someone special to you just doesn’t like the direction you’re taking with your life.
What the Void Is: Common Advice
You probably have heard that the issue with not being satisfied with a lifestyle, whether it be heavy on the material things or not, might be related to your not knowing your purpose in life.
When it comes to relationships, there is a ton of advice out there to choose from to try to improve them. Maybe the issue is that you just don’t know where to start in deciding how to fix the relationships problems you are facing. The information overload can be overwhelming.
What the Void Is: A More Complete Picture
Based on research we conducted, we at XLR8happy will tell you that even if you are able to correct the feeling of a void despite having much good in life or due to faulty relationships, you will still be missing something.
The proprietary happiness formula that our research has resulted in tells us that to be truly happy you must look at the whole you and then work to make sure that each of your parts is ok. You are a body, a mind and a soul. So, make sure to care for your physical health, your mental health and the health of your soul.
How to Get Rid of the Void You are Feeling
Now, we understand that it is relatively easy to know how to work on areas of your physical and mental health, given the advances science has given us, but knowing how to improve the health of your soul is not so easy. That’s because no one knows what, specifically, a soul is or what it is made up form.
So for our happiness formula to work, we propose this: think of the soul as being made up of motivation, culture and communication. Our research concluded that these are the overarching main categories that people worldwide think their personal happiness depends on.
Therefore, in the example above where you might be feeling a void although you have a great deal in life and are in a relationships that are perhaps faulty, in order to be happy you would also want to pay attention to how you communicate with others. The things in life you have accumulated, under this scenario, are the motivation part of the equation, and the faulty relationships would fall under the cultural portion in that depending on the values you use to relate to others, will determine the status of the relationships.
To complete the happiness picture, you would also be wise to make sure you work on keeping your body happy. Give emphasis to feeling healthy as looks and physical appearance need not be a factor, unless they are important to you. In addition, your mental health would need to be in check. This means making sure that the chemicals in your brain are well-balanced if you are feeling depressed, for example. Once you are sure your chemistry is balanced, ultimately, mental health also means that you have achieved a level of understanding that lets you see that your mind is a tool for you to use, and not the other way around.
When you know the specific parts of your body, mind and soul and start working to keep them healthy, the void will disappear.