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  • Writer's pictureThe Mindful Maya

To be well...in a Digital World.

wellness[ wel-nis ]noun

:the quality or state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of deliberate effort.


January is Mental Wellness Awareness month and we most definitely live in a world requiring wellness. The buzzword is spoken so much more now than ever, and there are more distractions than we have ever had. If we are to be mindful, living in today’s digital age, we must understand that mental wellness encompasses more than just the absence of mental illness; it involves actively seeking a state of well-being in which an individual can cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively, contribute to their community and take care of themselves. The digital age, while bringing unprecedented connectivity and convenience, has also introduced new stressors and challenges that can impact our mental health.


As we navigate the challenges of the digital age, it becomes crucial to prioritize our mental health in order to maintain a fulfilling life that fosters harmony. Let’s explore key aspects of mental wellness and offer practical tips for cultivating a healthier mind.


Tips for Nurturing Mental Wellness:


1.       Digital Detox, Digital Diet:

The constant exposure to our screens can increase and exacerbate stress and anxiety. Embrace a period of breaking away from digital devices and technology. It’s your time to use! Identify specific times during the day to step away and engage in different activities such as walking, reading, or just being, without your device. Consider activities that promote relaxation, decompression and/or joy.

 

2.       Establish Boundaries:

Digital communication and networks seem to consume our lives at times, blurring the lines of work and personal life for example. Schedule moments that create undivided time for leisure, connection with friends and family, and work. This allows you to foster harmony between the different areas of your world and helps prevent burnout.


3.       Cultivate Positive Relationships:

Find your people! Living in the digital age has increased our ease in experiencing isolation. Maintain strong bonds is crucial for mental wellness. Nurture the relationships that allow you to be you, feel vulnerable, comfortably cry and loudly laugh.

 

4.       Week Professional Support:

Mental health support is super accessible thanks to digital private practices, like Amethyst Counseling Services. Sometimes, the challenges and emotions can feel overwhelming.  A licensed therapist can help provide you guidance and support for your unique experience.

 


Prioritizing your mental wellness has always been non-negotiable on our quest to live fulfilling lives and to be well. Utilizing these tips and embracing the support of a therapist, can cultivate a healthier mind and thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of the modern world. Remember, taking care of your mental health is an investment in your overall well-being, allowing you to lead a more meaningful life.


You got this!

Mindful Maya

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