Suffering is a choice

Do you sometimes wonder in which direction our society is going? In the official media you only perceive a certain kind of reality, which is not what you see and hear when talking to your friends and colleagues. Maybe you follow groups or channels that present and report to you a plausible explanation for the difficulties you encounter. The brain is thus appeased with answers that involve more questions. Some people notice the impact the digital world has on their mental health, while some others feed their anger, which then overflows, turning into crimes against their family and institutions and sometimes leading to the end of bodily life, freeing the soul from earthly hands.

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If you find yourself in such a situation or you know someone next to you who is suffering and does not know how to get out of it, here are some practical tips to start living happily despite the malaise caused by the pandemic and the current war between Ukraine and Russia. Try to put at least one of these tips into practice slowly:

  • log out of social media: so when your brain sees the app it clicks, but you don’t see the content. If your brain forces you to look, consider starting removing the app from at least one smart phone or tablet and reduce consumption to when you are in front of the computer;
  • start meditating every day. If you don’t know how to meditate, download an app. I can recommend Calm. Know that there are different types of meditations: not only sitting, but also on the move and those you can do in the office, concentrating on an object. If you would like to explore this further, I can give you the best advice for your daily health and peace.
  • Don’t use your phone or tablet, at least one hour after getting out of bed and one hour before going to bed.
  • if you wake up at night, do not go on the internet, but practice meditation, yoga or any physical exercise. Remember to air your room well before going to bed and if you sleep with the window closed and wake up, open it to let fresh air into the room.
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Living happily requires commitment. You can do it too!

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