Living in the Information Age can be daunting and easily lead to self-doubt and depression, as images and stories of successful, beautiful people (unlike you), do amazing things in the world. Pretty soon, your so-called life starts to look pretty paltry by comparison. Here are some ways to neutralize this game, and put yourself back in a healthy context once again:
Celebrate failure. Feeling cynical or defeated, or that your hard work is not paying off? When there is a disappointment in life, seeing everything as an opportunity will keep you invigorated and challenged in a good way. The ability to adapt and learn is vital to living the good life. The path to success is shared with the path of failure. Celebrate every step of the journey.
Make a living or live brilliantly? Making a living becomes complicated when you wish to live like someone else. Materialism and title are fake substitutes for real affluence--the ability to inspire people. Make a list of what you admire and begin to make changes in your life to reflect your values.
Simplify, minimize, and let go of clutter. The economy provides us with the sustenance of life, but when it becomes the goal, you work like a machine mortgaging your life, losing your passion for living. Investigate new markets that allow you greater life flexibility through stewardship rather than ownership.
Rediscover your inner child through exploration of your inner world. Innovation and automation have provided us with more free time than we’ve ever had. Instead of TV, smartphones, information, and shopping, regain a sense of wonder by looking at every day as another opportunity to explore and learn about your inner world. Focus and your natural state of happiness are cultivated through meditation, prayer, and contemplation.
Be a beacon of light despite a chaotic world. Living "the good life" is being peaceful even when those around you are stirring the pot. When others engage in negativity, don’t get sucked in. Consider ending support of violent media content. Become response-able for you and your corner of the world. Seek common ground with those you come into contact with by supporting needed change.
Reconnect with nature. Do you ever walk your neighbourhood and ask where all the people are? When was the last time you roamed a nature trail? Technology is nice, but it’s not nicer than a sense of community and all the wisdom and health benefits hidden in nature’s vastness. If you’ve forgotten this, stop what you’re doing right now. Come back in 30 minutes and report your findings.
Include service to others in your weekly schedule. Self-love and self-care are certainly important, but keeping a healthy balance between ego and selflessness is the heart of personal fulfillment. In a synergetic world, personal fulfillment and social responsibility are intimately connected. Try volunteering just eight hours a month to discover what you would grumble about at minimum wage. It is a gift — the most exciting, rewarding, and fulfilling gift you could ever give--the gift of you!
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Writing About Your Life Heals Your Pain
A series of studies have shown that people who take the time to write down traumatic events in their life not only feel better, but actually physically become better, too. Studies show that writing down your pain actually has a positive effect on your immune system. Not only that, it can help with the healing process.
The positive physical effects of writing on the body were first noticed by James Pennebaker in 1986, who was then the chair of the psychology department at Southern Methodist University. Pennebaker asked a number of test subjects write for fifteen minutes about the worst thing that had ever happened to them in their life. Pennebaker contrasted these students to a control group who wrote about normal things, describing their bedroom, a tree outside, or something equally bland. He observed these students for six months. After this period of time, he observed that the students writing about something traumatic went to the doctor significantly less.
Bring this power of "journaliing" into your own life by writing in your journal every day, and you will start feeling much stronger and better. Here are some tips:
Stream of Consciousness - Start by simply trying to describe the events that happened, and then write down your thoughts as they happen, in a stream of consciousness method. Write how you talk; don’t try to force it.
Keep Good Habits - Most professional writers work at the same time every day, usually the wee hours of the morning, so that they didn’t have to feel motivated to write. Just like if you eat at the same time every day, you will no longer experience hunger, writing at the same time every day means you won’t need to feel motivated before writing.
Overcome Writer’s Block One of the best options? Take a walk in nature to recharge your brain and stimulate your creativity. Center and breathe. And the thoughts will come.
A Shift of Perspective - Speak of your life events in the first-person. Then, you may find that switching to the third person becomes more satisfying.
Finding the Reasons - Expressive writing also works better, Pennebaker found, when the students try to make sense of the reasons behind these events. He noticed that they frequently used words like “because,” forming causal associations and positing reasons behind these traumatic events. When we put these traumatic events into a narrative that tries to explore the reasons behind what happens, this act actually helps improve the immune system.
Writing Consistently - There is something to the constant process of churning things up that actually improves the immune system.
Expressive Writing Works Retroactively - A New Zealand study examined patients who wrote about their pain both before and after having a punch biopsy on their arm, a wound that healed significantly faster regardless of whether they wrote before or after the event.
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Placebos Inching Toward Mainstream Treatment
"I treated in excess of five or six athletes during the training session. I'd treat them for five or 10 minutes and they'd say 'I feel much better' and run back on to the training field," recalls Damian Finniss, now a medical doctor and Associate Professor at the University of Sydney's Pain Management and Research Institute.
"But, at the end of the session, I realised that I'd, basically, had the machine turned off." Forgetting to switch his device on at the wall, to no apparent detriment, was a light bulb moment that led Finniss to become a leading researcher on the placebo effect.
It was widely thought that, for a placebo to work, doctors had to deceive patients that they were getting the real deal, and that's problematic for a profession keen to promote informed consent. But a new study casts doubt on whether deceit is necessary at all and, along with a swag of research showing some remarkable placebo effects, raises big questions about whether placebos should now enter the mainstream as a legitimate item for doctors to prescribe.
Led by Oxford University's Jeremy Howick, the study examined five trials of so-called "open label" placebos, in which participants are told they are getting a dummy pill, sometimes with the advice that it has been shown to work through a "mind-body" healing mechanism.
And for conditions that included lower back pain, irritable bowel syndrome, hay fever, depression and ADHD, giving a placebo honestly, the researchers concluded, worked. The possibilities would seem almost limitless.
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