Closed Door Case Study

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“When one door of happiness closes, another opens,” as stated by Helen Keller, “but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” Keller’s quote reflects her optimistic opinion on real-life situations, in which are resembled by the “opened” and “closed” doors. Keller explains that people are constantly having new opportunities opened up to them, but they continue to fight for the opportunity that may be out of reach. Happiness in life can be found behind many doors, but why should someone struggle for satisfaction from a locked door? In contrast, people should adapt their lives and actions in order to have the ability to retain the happiness that is hidden behind the closed doors. Those …show more content…
Exercising can include dancing, running, playing sports, and any other activity that may fall between the lines. An article based on how exercise can benefit positive mental health, mentions that “exercise improves mental health by reducing anxiety, depression, and negative mood and by improving self-esteem and cognitive function” (Sharma). Any type of physical activity has been proven to be a stress reliever, as well as a healthy way to enjoy one’s self and persistently feel contented. The article also revealed that “improvements in mood are… caused by exercise-induced increase in blood circulation to the brain” (Sharma). Exercise beneficially increases mood, therefore also creating benefits for the brain and mental health. In a separate research article, Kirsten Weir justifies the same type of theory with research from Michael Otto, who proclaimed that “‘the link between exercise and mood is pretty strong… Usually within five minutes after moderate exercise you get a mood-enhancement effect’” (Weir). In the same way, Weir ties in another important psychologist, named James Blumenthal, who signified that “‘active people are less depressed than inactive people. And people who were active and stopped tend to be more depressed than those who maintain or initiate an exercise program’” (Weir). Studies have shown that people have reached a goal of improvement in their mental health, simply from the exercise that may have been assigned by their doctor, which shows that it may be able to work for others as

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