Take a look outside all you sun worshipers and fun seekers, it’s finally summer. A time where inhibitions and the clothing begins to thin out. But then, why do people remain so anxious. Is it because of the guilty pleasure of bathing your skin at the beach, just chilling out.
We live in a society that’s terrified with fright, the fear of diseases and infections, the list is endless. But it’s summer, life is a risk filled with chance, while fate steers our lives. So relax, get groovy, get down and get back up again, have fun and enjoy the hippy summer.
You might just sit there quietly with your friends and family, or by yourself, just reflecting on what’s going on around you. There are a variety of ways to cure stress, and a margarita while wearing a straw hat by the pool on a hot summer day, is one of them.
The world as we know it is in a vacuum. Your cause might be to rescue orphan puppies or to save trees. You might feel obliged to assist the aging, support political causes, or apocalyptic religions.
So use your imagination, to engage in the physical mental and spiritual ways of enjoying yourself, while constraining stress, which can educate and enthrall, making living in this world more appealing and justifiable.
Treat Yourself Better
Your smartphone and your laptop are your workhorses, as they never complain or take a day off. They rarely display emotion, other than the occasional reboot or battery recharge. They live their lives wirelessly, juiced by alternating current.
But humans are cyclic. We get worn down easy, and need to balance out our life with rest and fun activity. We manage to work 60 hour weeks, but why. Dear human, this is a plea, proceed with caution, you might get burnt out.
We have 168 hours of living every week. During this time, what our consciousness does is it flows wavedly around a 24 hour clock, a continuous cycle which makes us tired, excited, predictable, or annoying. All which are biologically determined.
People have become more emotional lately, so we need to refresh. But resting for many isn’t exciting, as there’s a certain stigma that’s attached to appearing lazy, that one needs to keep busy at all times.
Lets Get Physical
Our bodies are designed to be mobile, so we should be active as often as we can. Decide to move around, take long walks, go for a jog, work out your muscles.
We enjoy nature, but we never go there. We love the water and love frolicking in it, but rarely do. We feel invigorated, once the sun feeds our skin. What all these bursts of activity does, is they improve our mood and alertness. Yet, we fail to participate.
What we do however, is choose to work longer hours, work on the weekends. Instead, decide to fight adamantly for your freedom, demand that you need more downtime.
Supplement this, by going outside and taking as many walks as possible. If that’s not possible, then create a balance by going to the gym, or taking a hot bath to soak the worries away.
Don’t Create Problems Find Solutions
Write down all that’s perplexing you right now, all your problems big or small, and then find the most feasible or economical way to solve them.
This approach which requires cognitive behavior, is an effective method that’s used for productive personal or corporate problem solving. Because of uncertainty, what we need is better planning.
So when life isn’t working, or especially when it is, make it a point to write down what you’re worried about, all the upcoming nuances, and what you can do about them.
Have a plan, or fewer plans, create alternatives. Study and then evaluate and find out what works, this because how stress anxiety and depression afflicts people, is they feel a loss of control.
So it’s up to you to have a plan. Put all these measures into place, so once issues do arise, you’ll know exactly what to do. Then nothing in life, will ever catch you by surprise or off guard.
Get More Social
We thrive and survive by being social, and summers are one of the best opportunities to spread ourselves around. To meet and greet more.
Clinically, it’s our lack of social interaction, which promotes an array of illnesses and diseases.
Being alone and solitary, has been associated with increased incidences of cardiovascular issues such as stroke, tumors, and increased moodiness and anxiety.
As one grows older, most will begin to live their “second” lives. This means they’ll begin reconnecting with those they’ve known previously from their “first” life.
These are those who they went to school with, worked with previously when younger, and are now reconnecting back with them to reflect, talk about the good old days.
We Are All Interconnected
There are billions of people on this planet, yet there are only a small handful of them that we’ll ever meet. These are the people that we’re somehow interconnected with, that we’re meant to know in our lives.
This has to be for a reason, that we’re fated to be connected with these people we meet somehow. These are our family, friends, coworkers and foes, all people that we’re destined to meet in this world.
So just do your thing, be yourself, stroll your best strut. It’s more acceptable to come out of your shell, in the comfort of those you know.
Know What Your Meaningful Purpose In Life Is
Plan to periodically do things, that you deem are important in your life. We don’t exist just to regenerate biological substance, but rather we’re creatures that’s brimming with creative ideas.
These are the ideas which propels us forward. To grow, to provide more meaning, which makes life more enjoyable.
So expand your imagination, to engage in the physical and ethereal world, by finding ways of constraining anxiety, and don’t forget the sunscreen lotion. Peace out.