We live in a time in which technology makes it possible to call a family member across the world, fly across the country in a few hours, and see what our friends are up simply by opening an internet browser. And yet it seems like we have less time and more to complain about than ever.
Why does it seem like everyone struggles to find fulfillment in a world in which so much information and so many options to do anything are available to us?
It has a lot to do with where place our focus. We can’t even drive down the highway without seeing billboards that scream for our attention. The media, commercials, internet ads and the people around us have an agenda, and it’s hard to make out our own thoughts between the static. If we don’t give ourselves the space to develop habits that will allow us to form our own opinions, set our own goals, and use our own voices, we’ll end up feeling drained and unfulfilled.
So what is there to be done about it?
A couple things. It starts with mindfulness. Read the full post on Medium.
Great stuff Ashlee, thanks for sharing! 🙂
I completely agree with you that it can be so easy to get caught up with material things and be fueled by consumerism to the point that we feel that “stuff” is what makes us happy. Mindfulness is such a great way to bring us back to the present moment and be more aware of things going on around us. This can help us feel more connected again to our daily lives.
I have been meditating for quite a while now and find this is a great way to bring mindfulness into my life. It’s great to read that you are also enjoying this great practise, I hope it continues to bring you peace.
Loving the content, keep doing what you’re doing! 🙂
PS – On a related note, I’m on the hunt for feedback for my new show The HERO Podcast! It’s all about creating healthy habit. The episode with Derek Doepker may be of interest to you where he discusses how to make lasting changes. You can check it out (and maybe leave a short review if you like) here: http://apple.co/2kjNoGN