Have you ever spent time online, only to find afterwards that you couldn't recall most of what you read? That's what happens when you consume large amounts of disparate information all in one go. You take a lot in, but you wind up retaining very little of it..
Think about this: by heading online, many of us will consume more information in a day than our ancient ancestors would have consumed over several weeks or months! This steady stream of incoming information can become mentally exhausting after a while. And much of the time, it distracts us while providing little in the way of real substance and lasting value.
Leaving the online world and spending time in a book can do wonders for your mental health and well-being. Here are three compelling reasons to get offline and into a good book.
Imagine someone coming away from a serious car crash with a major leg injury. While the crash only lasted a few seconds, the effects of the injury are long lasting. Months of rehabilitative work will be needed as the leg heals, to bring it back to its original condition.
Getting back to full functionality takes time.
Getting back to a place of full functionality after a physical injury takes time, effort, and support; we have no problem accepting this. Yet when it comes to emotional injuries, we often expect much more of ourselves. We can be incredibly hard on ourselves, thinking we should be able to recover quickly and easily, all on our own.
There's a stability and inner calm that comes with feeling like you're on top of things. Who wouldn't want to feel this way? Yet so many people don't feel this way at all. Instead, they're busy, rushed, and stressed, as they struggle to keep up with everything going on.
When you're already stretched, it doesn't take much to knock you off balance and throw you off course. Even something minor can be overwhelming and difficult to deal with.
Here are three reasons why you're feeling busy, rushed, and stressed; and how you can start turning things around.
Tips for achieving optimal wellness, inside and out.