There’s no doubt that we are placing more stress on ourselves these days. With our fast paced lives, mobile phones, various social media applications, instant news and growing to-do lists, there is one question that I often wonder. Are we as a society coping? In many areas where I observe, the answer is no. Anxiety, sleeping problems, mood swings, stress, depression and fatigue are all common symptoms showing us that something needs to change. If any of these words sound all too familiar to you, and you would like to prevent these debilitating feelings from consuming your life, there is, in fact a lot that you can do to cope, so that you can be the happy and healthy person you desire to be.
One place to start is the mobile phone.
For so many of us, that digital device is permanently attached to our hand. We’ve become a society that is addicted via the habit of checking emails, scrolling through social media, and looking down in to that little screen, so often that we don’t even realise that we’re doing it some of the time. It’s become second nature to fill the silent moments with a quick scroll here and a quick like there.
Is it that audacious to ask of ourselves, to fill a quiet moment with something that nourishes our soul, without the mobile phone anywhere in sight? Perhaps going for a walk? Catching up with a loved one or friend without the mobile phone on the table? Reading a book? Meditating? Creating a self-care ritual that is sacrosanct for our sanity?
We all need a gentle reminder now and then. That’s why we’ve created ‘time to’ tips, that remind you to make genki choices. And help to make your day and life that little bit better. Modern life is complicated enough as it is, so we like to keep things simple, practical and do-able at Be genki.
Your ‘time to’ tips are available in a range of formats below, for you to use as backgrounds on your desktop, iPad and mobile phone.
Simply click on the image to ‘save as’ or ‘download’ and enjoy your way to genki living.
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