The Hobby Of Simplifying Life



Some problems will come our way no matter what. But that is okay. Life is always going to be a lot more manageable, maybe in a couple of minutes or an hour. Unfortunately, not all of us think that way. Some of us exercise no caution with ourselves. Some overthink about having too many daily duties in the office. Some are too focused on getting things done regardless of the limits in capability. Some are easily frustrated when they cannot control their emotions due to lack of mindfulness. We know all those things take up a lot of energy and brain function. Then, we lament that life is so stressful and not as calm as it might be. As a result, we end up having a psychological breakdown.

The Care To Take Things Simple

“It’s unfortunate that when we are stressed or overwhelmed, the first things we neglect are the things we enjoy the most.” Melanie McNally, PsyD, LCPC said. Anxiety, stress, and depression are no phenomenon. It is the brains logical thinking and response to stay away from continuous overstimulation. It is the button that tells us we have to stop hurting ourselves, mainly targeting the emotional, physical, and mental aspects. It is a sign where the need to simplify things becomes a necessity. The possibilities of getting right into simplifying things are the list that follows:



Fewer People For Fewer Commitments – Yes, having a lot of people around is a privilege. However, psychologically speaking, it is also a bit dangerous and exhausting at the same time. Some people are significant in our overall development. These individuals know how to react to our mood swings. They know how to address our self-loathing issues. They also understand our emotional crisis better than we do. However, there are those individuals that contribute to an unhealthy routine that leads to a mental breakdown. So to make things simple, and to avoid getting stressed, we have to cut down the numbers of those people who does not entirely do anything useful in our lives.

Sleep Is The Better Escape – “The amount of sleep you get and the quality of that sleep can actually affect your physical and mental health in ways you don’t anticipate.” Julia Hogan, LCPC said. Getting the right amount of sleep, say at least seven to eight hours is enough. If we can manage to push it to the maximum, then it is much better. Not only sleep can help in overall regeneration. It is also the most reliable way to stop us from aggravating our sorrows from our search to the profound explanation of life. A lot of times, there is entirely no need to make life-changing decisions. Sometimes we only need to get more rest to think about things through.

Social Media Restriction Is A Must – Normally, we check our phones every day every time we wake up. Who doesn’t do that these days? But what we take-in from social media is probably the single most significant contributor to our mental illness. Every bit of information presents and fills our minds with disaster, exploits, mania, scandals, furies, and insanities from strangers all over the world. It makes us fragile emotionally and mentally. Brie Shelly, MS, LMHC, RYT once said, “The rise and growing significance of social media has caused an influx of mental health concerns, such as low self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. Now is the time to start paying attention to how social media is influencing your life choices and mental health.”



As we can see, the only way to simplify life is to choose its betterment. Life is not that stressful. Only we humans can’t control the habits we do.

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Ross Rodriquez

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