Diversifying Your Days

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Preventing A Repetitive Lifestyle

The importance of diversifying your days cannot be stated more clearly. This applies to people of all regions of the world, whether poor or wealthy or living in an urban or remote environment. Repetition in regards to the layout of your day is never good: it promotes boredom, temptations to use substances and even mental health problems.

Repetition is great when it comes to tasks: getting better at certain activities, improving your work performance, getting stronger in the gym, mastering your serve in tennis, etc. But the same repetitive tasks performed every single day without any diversity, may prove to be terrible for your well-being.

No matter how fun and exciting certain activities may be, if you do them every single day without changing things up, they will get old, causing you to become bored. When people get bored, guess what magically starts crossing their minds? Substance abuse. Drugs (including alcohol) are very enticing tools to get rid of boredom and to enhance activities, especially the ones that have been performed countless times.

The solution is to change your routine throughout the day: maybe start listening to different genres of music, go out with a friend on a random Tuesday evening, practice group mindfulness, order out from Seamless, write a blog post, etc. You don’t have to go overboard with this suggestion, but definitely try diversifying your days from time to time.

It might be a little difficult at first, but once you start incorporating new activities throughout your days, you’ll start to really feel the positive effect on your mental health: you’ll feel happier, more at ease and more appreciative of your time and process in general. As with anything in life, it might take a little nudge for you to get going, but it’s well worth it once you apply diversity into your life.

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Obnoxious Television

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Limit Your Television Viewing

American news can be summed up in the following manner: “Trump”, “Impeachment”, “Radical Democrats”, repeat. The other channels air live sports, entertainment awards and random shows. Watching these television programs on a daily basis dulls your cognition over time; what about the above content helps you increase your intelligence?

You can either choose to limit your cognition and satisfy yourself with no-brainer, obnoxious television programs or you can pick up a book and educate yourself. Many people, not surprisingly, choose the former because it is easer after a long day of work, to kick back and watch politicians bash each other’s heads sideways silly.

But did you know that with practice, it becomes easier to read a book after a long day at work? Your brain becomes used to it; it becomes part of your routine. This is not to suggest that you should not do anything else besides reading books. Diversity and a healthy balance is always key to living a more prosperous and joyful life.

But many people choose not to diversify their free time because they are so glued to their television. Add a laptop, an iPhone 11 Midnight Green Pro and a bag of popcorn and it’s a wrap; someone can sit on that couch for 3 hours in a row. Doesn’t take much brain power, does it?

You only live once, so use your precious time to improve yourself, increase your intelligence and diversify your life. Don’t settle for what is easier and more comfortable in life; good things don’t come easy. But the more difficult routes in life are almost always more rewarding in the end; it’s called delayed gratification.

Push yourself to surpass your previous limits; new accomplishments bring more joy and motivation to keep moving forward. But you won’t find long-term joy by sitting in front of your new 65″ LG television. Do yourself a favor and diversify your life with productive and inspiring activities.

You will not regret it once you get your inner drive revving.

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

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