The modern human being is living in a truly insane world and there’s no wonder that so many of us suffer from anxiety. With cities that never sleep and an abundance of everything all year round, it is clear that we live a restless world that values pleasure above all else. However, with so many fleeting props that fill in the decorum, it becomes easy to forget what truly matters.
After all, the case of the newest gadget shines brighter than the hope for a more profound relationship with one’s peers or loved ones. This stands even truer when we take into consideration how easy it is to compensate for our shortcomings rather than growing and developing ourselves and our relationships.
Still, for those of us who demand a more meaningful life, where gadgets and clothes and other symbols of wealth take the second place, there are ways and ways of improving our lives dramatically. Here are 3 ideas you should consider if you really want to improve your life and reduce your anxiety.
1. De-Clutter Your Life
When you feel empty on the inside or your relationships are not as lovely and bright as you’d prefer, it becomes easy to start collecting and holding onto things. Whether its Vogue issues or the cute empty boxes of chocolate that you decided to keep from boyfriends past, these things are cluttering your life.
By removing all the unnecessary stuff in your home and even your life, you make room for meaningful things to enter. So do yourself a favor and let go!
2. Not All That Sparkles Is A Diamond
Distractions are everywhere: from fancy clothes you see while window shopping, to actual gadgets you buy that sparkle and shine. This means allocating a finite amount of mental energy to multiple things. A good example of this would be multitasking.
By allocating your energy to multiple things at once, you lose the chance to be absorbed by a task or event. This means you are not being present. After all, texting two friends while listening to your live friend talk about her weekend fling is miles away from being “there”.
So stop doing ten things at once. Instead, involve yourself in meaningful activities and try to remain present and live in the moment.
3. Technology Shouldn’t Dictate Your Life
While technology is a necessary evil, this shouldn’t mean the total destruction of your humanity. It is true that our daily lives depend on it, but you don’t have to interact with it all day long. By disconnecting from your online social life and refraining from obsessively checking your news feed on Facebook or Instagram, you make room for real life to take place.
This will allow you to connect and interact with your peers in a natural way, thus making you more fulfilled that comparing yourself to your ex’s current girlfriend – BTW, get a life!
All things considered, these were 3 ideas you could use to improve your life and bring your anxiety to a lower level. While there are many ways of living a harmonious, balanced life in this day and age, starting with these will definitely be enough for you to experience a positive change!