If you want to be happy in life, you must obey what it means to be human. Which means that ideally you’re doing at least one of three things:
The modern world is set up to take you away from all this good stuff. Replaced instead with shallow online distractions and cheap dopamine. Once you’re aware of how it’s hurting you, then you can start to change.
Get Moving: Lift, run, swim, cycle, walk, play tennis, golf, doesn’t matter…just move your body.
Be Building: A small side business, a family, a new skill, a new hobby. Build something that you can be proud of…no matter how small or how few people will see it.
Make Connections: Dedicate time & effort to meet new people, as well as spending time with friends and the ones you love. Sometimes we work so hard to the point of diminishing returns; we forget that the best thing we can do is drop everything and catch up with our mates.
It's a simple but powerful and effective reminder that you can recall anytime you're feeling lacklustre or down. "Am I moving, building, or connecting?"
More often than not, you'll find that you haven't been doing enough of those three things.