Social media usage has become a regular part of our daily lives; so much so that more and more people are becoming addicted to it. Like any addiction, it has harmful effects to our overall health. Even so, we must accept the fact that this product of modern technology is not going away anytime soon and people are going to continue using it for a very long time.
The technology itself is not harmful, at least it is not intended to be so, but the way people use it is what causes the negative effects. To prevent and reduce the negative effects of social media addiction, we need to manage how we use it. There are many ways you can start breaking your social media addiction that you can apply immediately.
How much time do you spend on social media a day? If you think you are spending a considerable amount of your valuable time liking, posting and commenting on social media; then it is time to step back and limit your social media usage. If not addressed, excessive use of social media can have negative effects on your mental health. Before you know it, it might completely take over your life.
Unless you don’t own a digital device, or live in an area with no Internet connection, it is almost impossible to not be a part of social media in some way. There are many channels to chose from and most people have at least 2 to 3 social media accounts on different platforms.
Social media usage has become so ingrained in our daily routine that we don’t often notice the harm it can cause. Just like any addiction, social media can be addicting but it’s a habit that is hard to let go. Not having a social media account is almost the same as being anti-social but being anti-social is actually one of the negative effects of being addicted to social media.
Life is made up of highs and lows and people of all ages experience it differently. When we are experiencing a “high” in some or several aspects of our life, we feel blessed, happy and fulfilled. We usually go out and tell people the good news and are compelled to celebrate our good luck, to share our joy with those most important to us and with those who helped us along the way.
When the opposite happens however, we tend to withdraw from everyone. Most of us would rather be alone when we’re sad, angry, frustrated, feeling hopeless or regretful. When we experience life from the low side, withdrawing from socialising can be helpful to your mental and emotional health but only if you do so for a short period of time. If you are feeling like you are at your lowest point in life, here are some things you can think about and do to help you feel better and to get back on your feet quicker.
IQ and EQ should go hand-in-hand to help you navigate through life and reach your goals. So if you are lacking in one area, then you should incorporate practices into your daily life that will help you improve.
Reading is a good way to enhance IQ. You gain more knowledge from reading about different topics or listening to podcasts. Basically, you need to take in more information and learn from them to help you improve your IQ.
On the other hand, enhancing EQ requires a different method. Do you think you have a high EQ? If you think you’re EQ is average or poor, then these tips should help you improve your Emotional Quotient.If you or a friend are on the high IQ side, then these tips can also help you improve your EQ.
How have your heard of the term “street smart”? Similar to being book smart, being street smart is another kind of intelligence. Being street smart means that you learn from experience instead of from books; you learn and improve from the situations that you are put into.
Intelligence is something we are born with but how we hone it and develop it is unique to each one of us. Intelligence Quotient or IQ only measures innate intellectual ability but not the type of intelligence that a person has. There are different types of intelligence but most people differentiate themselves as either book smart or street smart.
Are your children happy? Are they obedient? Are they capable and successful? Did you know that your parenting style have a great effect on who they are, how they see themselves, what they have accomplished so far and what they will become in the future? Over parenting will cripple your children while too little will make them lost their way.
Emotional health is not always easy to measure as people generally go through a range of different emotions from moment to moment. No one can maintain being cheerful all day or being sad all day. There will always be a break in the cycle.
However, we can describe our general mood for the day. But is there a way to keep tabs on our thoughts and emotions and process them without stressing ourselves out? There is a way to do this through the practice of mindfulness and it is tightly integrated with meditation.
Our daily habits can help us improve our emotional heath or it can do the opposite. It’s just a matter of which habits we choose to keep and discard in order to start getting back on track towards our health goals and to maintain our health for the long term.
We all would like to love our family members unconditionally but there are some family members that we can’t help but avoid because they have toxic personalities and their behaviour stresses us out. It is particularly hard to avoid them during family gatherings and holiday celebrations. So how do you deal with them without losing your sanity and still be able to enjoy family gatherings?
Have you been feeling tired and stressed from your daily routine? Do you want to get away from it all but you can’t file any more vacation leaves? Do you wish you could recharge without having to be absent from your job for too long? We’re sure you have friends and colleagues who are feeling the same way. So go ahead and schedule a weekend to get together for a road trip.
It’s a quick getaway that gives back huge benefits for your overall wellness. Here are 5 reasons why you should absolutely go on a road trip.