Stuff Explained Ep30: Tuning Out (Big Idea)

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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Make Social Media Your Vision Board

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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Run Your Own Race

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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Newsworthy – Apr 5th, 2019

Amazon lowering prices at Whole Foods, Alabama prisons violating constitutional rights, increasing Chinese influence in Latin America, and concerns over recent outbreaks of the measles.

These are just a few of the top newsworthy items from this past week as first shared on our Facebook page.

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A Healthier Relationship With Your Smartphone in 2 Easy Steps

As part of my own personal journey to generate greater wellness in my life, I have decided to make some adjustments to my iPhone, including the utilization of the “Downtime” feature.

The smartphone has become an ingrained part of our daily lives. For the most part, it has been extremely useful and helpful. However, the now almost effortless exposure to people, social media, and the world at large has begun to create some unhealthy side effects.

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