There is a lot of external stimuli that has the potential to do more harm than good.
In the 30th installment of Stuff Explained, Aristidis Marousas walks listeners through some examples of tuning out in daily life and why he has found it very beneficial to his mental health.
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Expectations that we have for ourselves and others can get tricky. This is because most of our disappointments, frustrations, and heartbreaks stem from some expectation not being met by someone or something. But aren’t expectations necessary to some extent, or should we abandon them completely?
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You’ve probably heard of the term “making space”, but what exactly does that mean? In this episode, Aristidis shares his view based on personal experiences and research as to what making space can be in our relationships with others.
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There seems to be a limitless amount of material available to help us change for the better.
Whether it is overcoming addiction and trauma, or learning new skills, there are books, podcasts, classes, blog posts (including from yours truly), and more on offer.
These options to learn and grow are all useless, however, if we do not first begin with the belief that we CAN change.
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“… crying is a bodily urge not too unlike having to sneeze or go to the bathroom. We don’t tell people to try and stifle those bodily movements, and crying should be no different.”
We are generally taught from a young age to stop crying.
This tends to begin in childhood once we leave the baby phase of our life. Even as toddlers, we are told to “stop crying” or “stop making a fuss”.
This continues as we get older and we suddenly become “overly emotional” or “hormonal” in our teenage years.
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We spend a huge amount of our time scrolling through social media. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat can take up hours of our time before we even realize it.
This article isn’t to discuss the pros and cons of social media, or to delve into the addictive nature of these apps. If you want tips on how to have a healthier relationship with your smartphone, check out our article here.
Instead, I’d like to discuss the content we are seeing while we are scrolling.
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Breathing is obviously important for keeping us alive. We need to breathe to take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. If we don’t, we suffocate and die.
Thankfully, this crucial bodily function is set to automatic so we don’t have to consciously think about our need to breathe.
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A major pillar of wellness is the health of our body. Besides rest and exercise, eating is a major factor of physical wellbeing. Eating well helps us sleep, think, and act better on a daily basis. Our diets, therefore, ultimately impact our emotional, mental, and spiritual health.
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Life can often become overwhelming. We feel as though so much is out of our control and that we are hapless victims of circumstance. We become unhappy and even miserable with the state of our work, relationships, and ourselves. It is like God, or the universe, or other people keep derailing us and throwing obstacles in our way. We then resign ourselves to the status quo while wishing all the while things could be different.
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Constant comparison to others not only impairs your results, but also negatively impacts your wellness. This can be cured by running your own race.
The world has become a very competitive place. In Western society, our culture is dominated by professional sports, capitalism, and an “us vs them” political system. This ideology becomes imprinted in our psyches from a young age. It is coupled with the natural drive to compete inherent in humans and leads to a life of striving and comparison.
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