BUILDING BETTER HABITS
In the hectic lives we lead, we often forget to take care of ourselves, we are not mindful of our actions and at the end of the day we don’t even know anymore what we enjoy. Most of the people just lead lives on “auto-pilot”.
I was recently trying out a self-experiment, where I would not use social media on Sundays. And I was completely shocked at how badly it went.
I would use apps without even noticing. I would stare into my phone, but then I couldn’t even remember what I saw. It was all automated, like brushing my teeth or basically breathing. It made me realize that it is really addictive and that I apparently use social media for just the use of it, and not for socializing or my work.
There are so many techniques that help us be more mindful and that help us understand what our purpose is and what we really like. We can take small actions to improve our lives- it is not like everyone needs to meditate for hours, practice yoga every day, delete social media and stop eating cookies to be “better”. It sure can help, but everyone is an individual and needs to find an approach that works for them.
Doing little things, like deciding to not use the phone after 8 pm or tracking how many steps we made per day can seem “trendy”, but it can have a great effect on our lives in the long run. And if you have a habit you would like to change, find yourself an accountability partner to help you stay on track.
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