We are living a detrimental lifestyle in this millennium. It is detrimental to our physical and mental health.
The fast and frenetic pace of our life keeps us in a constant race against the clock. It is a continuous struggle to do more and achieve more.
We skip meals and overdo stimulants like coffee and energy drinks. When we do stop to eat, it is processed convenience food. Our bodies react to this unhealthy lifestyle; hence the current epidemics of obesity and diabetes.
Physical activity, so important for physical and mental health, becomes virtually non existent in modern life. Remote controlled machines and smart devices save our time and energy but make us inactive.
Stress and anxiety are becoming very common due to this detrimental lifestyle of ours. Depression and anxiety disorder are reaching epidemic proportions.
It is important to recognise all this because it can be remedied so easily. Little changes in mindset and routine can allow us to reap all the benefits of technology while avoiding its detrimental effects.
These changes could be:
Walk whenever you can, wherever you can.
Keep a track of your screen use
Enjoy your meals, and practise mindful eating. (click here to read more about mindful eating).
Do something for others every day; even if it’s just a smile or a nod to someone across a hallway.
Take pleasure in little things. (click here to read more about this).
Savour the good times. You can stay focused on your destination but enjoy the journey.
Written for FOWC with Fandango —- detrimental
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