Those habits that you don’t even see how harmful they are for your life.
Sometimes you put a pause on your life and meditate about the things you do without thinking.
For a long time, those habits were so deep in my mind that I didn’t saw them but they harmed my life.
With time, I achieved to cut it out of my life and you can do it too.
Because when you acknowledge them and you quit them you’ll see improvements in your everyday life.
Stop Being Responsible For All The Problems Of The World
I was a journalist. Today I’m glad to use “was” when I say that because I realize this had a major effect on my personal life, professional and even changed me as a human. All-day I was reading and writing news. I even had to wake up at night to check the news.
It was exhausting and after some years I come to the conclusion that reading or watching the news change me into a hateful person. It even cost me a relationship. So now I proudly could say I don’t have a clue to what is happening in the world other than the major events.
Six months ago I decided to quit being a journalist and it was the best idea I had in years.
We live in a time where we get access to information almost instantly, but this does not mean we need to know everything that happens all the time.
So take a break from the news, don’t let every tiny piece of information ruin your day because let’s face it, you even not capable to change it or you don’t want to.
Tip: Select a few topics you care about and follow them. You can live without the other ones.
The World Is Different Than You Think
The glorious invention of the 21st century where we all can fight if a dress is white and gold or black and blue. I’m kidding. But social media has become a battleground of two ideas. It doesn’t matter what ideas, but you’ll always find two opposite reactions to the same subject (It was black and blue!).
Social media was meant to connect people all over the world and let us exchange ideas and thoughts, experience, and see that our differences connect us.
But nowadays all you do is fight with a stranger on a site that doesn’t care about you or the stranger.
So try and quit for a few weeks, maybe a few days your social media accounts. See how it feels and take a grasp at the world outside your window.
You’ll be blown away by what people are in real life, not protected by anonymity and the screen of their phone.
That Episode On Netflix Can Wait
I’m a lazy person. I always have.
Procrastination is a word invented by us, lazy people, to feel good about ourselves and by doing it we’ve shifted the meaning of the activity. Or better say inactivity. Or so do we think.
Being lazy is not capital punishment for anyone other than ourselves. Did you ever think about how much time you waste dodging your responsibilities?
Let’s make a simple calculation:
- If you spend half an hour every day on social media, at the end of the week you’ll have spent 3 and a half hours.
- In a month that’s 14 hours.
- In a year it 168 hours.
By my calculation, that means a lot.
You can make your list of all the times when you’re doing nothing and see what that means. After that, imagine how many things you can accomplish in that period.
Sometimes procrastination or laziness is not about relaxing. Yes, we need to relax. Even studies have shown that relaxation is good for mental health.
But don’t confuse relaxation with laziness.
Ask yourself what can you accomplish in the time where you’re being lazy and prefer to waste your time doing trivial tasks, like social media.
We often indulge in various activities that make us feel better, but we don’t realize how destructive they are.
With a single change in your daily life, you can obtain much more than being active on social media and fight with strangers, watch an entire season of your favorite series or browse meaningless on your phone.