For the most part, everyone wants to live an upbeat, energetic, and enthusiastic lifestyle that seems charged with magic, meaning, and purpose.
Unfortunately, everyday life and the stress that comes with it often seems to get in the way, and can eat up a lot of our enthusiasm and ability to fully savour the moment. But it’s not just a matter of stressful situations undermining our sense of enthusiasm. There is also the fact that an enthusiastic lifestyle needs to be supported by the right habits and activities.
Here are just a handful of tips for supporting a more enthusiastic lifestyle, so that you have the best possible chance of thriving on an everyday basis.
Minimise your indulgence in sources of overstimulation
In recent times, there’s been a growing awareness of the significance of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is intimately connected to the brain’s reward system, and to levels of motivation and enthusiasm for different things.
It turns out that, among other things, regularly indulging in highly stimulating pleasures, substances, and even entertainment and lifestyle activities, leads to a situation where our dopamine receptors are overstimulated and so diminish as a result.
When all is said and done, this process means that the more you indulge in sources of overstimulation, the more jaded you’ll become, and the duller things are going to feel. Somewhere down the line, you might find almost everything grey and boring.
Fortunately, by limiting your indulgence in sources of overstimulation, you can reverse this process. Although it takes a while.
Ultimately, though, it’s worthwhile to minimise your indulgence in excessive sources of stimulation, as the payoff is that you’ll find significantly more joy, enthusiasm, and motivation for many different features of everyday life as a result.
Optimise your nutrition and self-care plan
To a significant degree, maintaining an enthusiastic mindset and approach to life requires you to have a decent baseline level of energy, in addition to a decent degree of personal well-being.
Optimising your nutrition to emphasise healthy, whole food ingredients can work wonders in improving not only your health but also your energy levels and sense of well-being – while helping to keep you from falling into the trap of constant rises and falls of energy, that comes with the consumption of various forms of processed food.
In fact, this is such a key point that it even applies to the non-human members of your household. Researching the best dog food brands may significantly increase your dog’s zest for life, too.
In addition to optimising nutrition, establish good self-care routines too, as these can help you to feel your best and to greet each day in a spirit of enthusiasm.
Be more physically active, and action-oriented
Today, more and more of us than ever before spend the majority of our time sitting down, interacting with the world through a screen, and getting caught up in one or another form of introspective thought on a regular basis.
While a bit of introspection could certainly be a good thing, however, too much can be harmful – and can lead to rumination, and a reduced sense of well-being.
By becoming more physically active, and action-oriented, you can step out of your own thoughts from time to time, and can enjoy a greater enthusiasm for life by experiencing things head-on.