Go, go, go. That is the name of the game in our culture. We must celebrate getting little sleep, never forget our morning coffee, get all our work done before a certain time each day and then fit in the hobbies, families, experiences, and duties we all need to take care of. Then, we need to find a place for our self-care.
Of course, this sounds pretty insane when written in that manner. There are many who make a go of that, and appreciate a healthy, fulfilled life from doing so. But not everyone has things so perfectly organized. Sometimes, it can be that a heavy break is needed to help us decide what path we would even like to go in.
Taking a true ‘life break’ sounds like an extremely rough circumstance. How on earth can we spare the time? However, just like meditation in the morning, the presence and focus you feel as a result of doing this can actually add time and quality to the rest of your day, despite the initial worrying investment.
Let us see how that might come to pass in your own life, and how you might arrange something like this:
A Social Media Detox
Taking a social media detox, perhaps for a number of weeks, perhaps for a longer time, could be truly beneficial to your mindset. Have you ever sat up in bed, late at night, knowing you should just put the phone down, but you are compelled to do otherwise? Refreshing your social media feeds, again and again, spying on those you know, reading their posts, or simply messing around on Reddit? It could be that you’re contributing to threads on Twitter, arguing about your political viewpoint, or perhaps you’re simply too busy trying to mitigate modern outrage culture which has mistakenly and worryingly set its eye on you through the misreading of a post. None of this is healthy for our mindset.
A solid social media detox can be your best bet out of this. It can make more difference than you know. In fact, it can once again open up your mindset and help you feel a little more grounded than before. We would recommend spending some time in nature, and see your focus start to once again resurface. A social media detox is never easy to implement. But if you do, you’ll see the power of it.
Getting Away From Bad Habits
Getting away from bad habits is an important and worthwhile measure most of us could implement, but that often means taking a direct subversion of our routine to heart. For example, entering worthwhile sober living programs could help you avoid hanging around your old haunts, stop meeting the people who enable you, and start thinking more along the lines of self-worth and mastery. This reparative step will be cohesive and will lead to a higher chance of success. But it can take a break from the norm to achieve that.
Finding Your Truth
How many of us have a truth that we ignore each day? Many of us find it extremely easy to simply follow along with the crowd, or adopt another’s interests as our own. But what do you truly wish to experience? Are you tired of heading to sporting events when really, you want to be up to date with the latest arthouse cinema? Why not do that, and find a crowd of people who can support you in this? Too many people are afraid to explore their truth. When you take a break from this, you can see just how important coming back to it can be.
With this advice, we hope you can implement a true ‘life break’ leading to the best personal results.