When we look at the world today, and I mean seriously, physically have a look around you if you’re in a public environment. You will see a common fixation that absorbs us all. Do you see it? What is the one thing that dominates and has taken over the 21 st Century? You’re actually doing it right now.
Technology! We’re not here to give technology a bad rep, really we’re not, because it’s phenomenal, intelligent, intuitive and it has completely made our lives easier and more operational in so many ways. More specifically, I’m talking about Social Media.
Every single one of us here is guilty in some way of conforming to the pressures of Social Media. It’s a toxic bubble of almost throwing yourself into a lions den all fighting for likes, posting for attention to stand out, constantly feeling the need to check up on your favourite celebs latest Lobster Frittata breakfast pictures whilst casually sat in front of a backdrop of one of the 7th wonders of the world.
FOMO (fear of missing out) is a serious addiction, a social anxiety in fact, a desire to stay connected with what others are doing in fear of missing an exciting or interesting event.
This leads us to the struggle of our minds being so consumed by society and the heaviness of the lifestyle we lead today, that we forget about Self Care, we forget about Mindfulness. There is hardly any time between commuting, working, making sure we eat, children, trying to fit in a grocery shop, before practically collapsing on our sofas when we get in. We’re finally home yay! Oh wait…now we have hardly any time before getting ready for bed to recuperate for our next crazy early morning! And so it continues!
We get it, we all know the feeling. It’s exhausting, not only for our bodies physically, imagine the strain it has on our minds? A constant clockwork with no pause, imagine just walking all day non-stop without resting your legs. How would you feel? Your legs certainly would not forgive you, they need the rest. So why are we okay with allowing our minds to go into overdrive?