People who struggle every day with depression or anxiety could benefit from de-emphasising life goals and caring less about other people’s opinions of them. Photo: AlamyPeople who struggle every day with depression or anxiety could benefit from de-emphasising life goals and caring less about other people’s opinions of them. Photo: Alamy
People who struggle every day with depression or anxiety could benefit from de-emphasising life goals and caring less about other people’s opinions of them. Photo: Alamy

How to be happy: stop trying for the perfect life and embrace negative emotions

Studies show that chasing ultimate fulfilment can leave you very unhappy. A psychoanalyst offers advice on the nature of well-being and how we can benefit from a change of perspective

Topic |   Wellness
People who struggle every day with depression or anxiety could benefit from de-emphasising life goals and caring less about other people’s opinions of them. Photo: AlamyPeople who struggle every day with depression or anxiety could benefit from de-emphasising life goals and caring less about other people’s opinions of them. Photo: Alamy
People who struggle every day with depression or anxiety could benefit from de-emphasising life goals and caring less about other people’s opinions of them. Photo: Alamy
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