Is your life being negatively affected by deprivation?

Living a comfortable and fit life is everybody’s dream. But not everyone succeeds in achieving that dream.

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WASHINGTON, May 17, 2017 – Living a comfortable and fit life is everybody’s dream. In pursuit of this dream, some people will undertake some dramatic life changes to achieve what they want. However, in most cases, not many such efforts are successful in achieving such life transitions. On the other hand, some individuals don’t even try.

In the end, those who tried but failed, even more these people who never tried, may end up living lives characterized by a powerful sense of deprivation. Such a life can be filled with negativity.

Deprivation of Social Contact
The Shrinking Violet syndrome describes a person who is too shy to start a conversation. Though as children, most of us are taught not to talk to strangers, that precept may not be very useful later on when you become an adult, since adults need to be open to social contact.

Social deprivation is not particularly rare in adulthood. Children deprived of social contact early on also have limited exposure to language. The result later on may be difficulty in developing communication techniques. Social deprivation in an individual’s early years can sometimes cause deficiencies in brain development and reasoning, which affects the mental capacity and skill.

If you find that you are a “shrinking violet,” try breaking down your long-established communication barriers, stopping yourself from retreating to the familiar comforts of “alone time.” Push yourself to get involved in conversations as a way to overcome your own “aloneness” demons. A therapist can be a big help, particularly if breaking through this barrier proves difficult.

Sleep Deprivation
It’s a given that all people need their sleep. It has been shown that sleep actually takes up more than half the total hours in our average day. Nowadays most people would prefer to stay up late to watch a movie or a favorite TV show rather than sleep. They may even prefer to party all night, finish a thousand-page novel in one sitting, or even surf the net aimlessly and endlessly.

Children often hate to sleep simply because they think it is more fun to stay up late. On the other hand, teenagers love and hate sleep. That’s because they alternately view sleep as an escape from the chaos of the world, or fear it as a cause of lagging behind their peers.

During adulthood, the individuals who need sleep the most don’t necessarily overlook the value of sleep. But they often find they still can’t help indulging in sleep deprivation for whatever reason. So they will often force themselves to sleep simply so they won’t jeopardize their careers. If they felt they did have the time, they would immediately take the opportunity to crawl back into their tempting beds and get some much-needed sleep.

Whether seeking to avoid sleep deprivation or indulging in it, however, few think about the very real negative physical effects that result from sleep deprivation. In reality, a pattern of sleep deprivation can result in an abnormal body clock that contributes to internal physical system deficiencies. These, in turn, may lead to various mental and physical disorders and a commensurate reduction in the quality of life.

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Food Deprivation
Food deprivation – the voluntary variety – is an almost appealing trend for a great many teenagers who become abnormally focused on pursuing societal ideals of what constitutes a physically appealing body. Worse, if they don’t adhere to those prevailing societal standards, they could soon find themselves regular targets of bullying. In turn, the bullying of these individuals could result in their developing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and other psychological disorders.

A teenager pressured by his or her peers regarding physical appearance has a high probability of depriving him or herself of proper nutrition. Chances are, he or she could conclude that eating itself is a taboo, leading to sometimes fatal extremes like anorexia.

On the other end of the spectrum, many people think that simply depriving themselves of food is a good way to quickly lose weight, but they are very wrong. Specialists have observed that “the more you say no, the more your body would say yes.” Once you skip breakfast, chances are you’re going to eat double the amount you skipped during lunch.

The proper way to lose weight without undergoing food deprivation is to learn how to consume the proper nutrients your body will need. You can start from scratch and create a healthy diet tailored to your build and lifestyle, determining which foods are best for you to consume and which are not.

Living life to its fullest and following the social prevailing trends seems like a natural course of action. But if conforming to prevailing social trends ends up costing you a safe and healthy lifestyle, then it is no longer the right thing to do. Before thinking of depriving yourself of anything, be it food, sleep or social contact, you should learn the results of undertaking such an approach to life.

Always remember that life is short. So live it to the fullest as you see fit.

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