Hello friends, how are you all….I hope you all are doing great…
Recently I am going under some kind of mental fitness training…. I want to share it with you guys….
In modern time we live a hectic life….WORK, JOBS, UNIVERSITY bla bla bla you name it…Above all it seems like our lives are surrounded and some cases feels like controlled by electronics devices like mobile phones, computers etc. And specially SOCIAL MEDIAS like Facebook, instagram, twitter etc ….
SOCIAL MEDIA is a big thing nowadays….everyone seems like over dependent on Social medias and somewhat obsessed… people from all walks of life are on social media and including MYSELF also… Let me clear that I’m not against social Medias at all…. But I am strongly against social media addiction. Recently I observed that social medias has become like drugs. As a drug addict becomes hooked up with the sensation of drugs he takes, people nowadays are hooked to social medias of all kinds.
Every celebrity, every big and small movie stars and every famous and infamous persons are on social media… Big celebrity or stars have a huge amount of fan followings and those stars share their everyday life with them… They share every information about their lives and works in those social media platforms…. People follow them like madness ….
Now come to ordinary people like me and you… I am from a middle class family as most of you guys are… We are also on social medias … Our lives are somewhat tangled with social medias. Most of us share personal lives or work related information in those platforms, also we get various kind of information which can be useful to us in some way from those social media platforms. We share status, photos and whatever we like and I am totally fine with that… But my concern is when we get addicted to it. Recently Scientists found that getting likes in social Medias release a chemical named Dopamine in our brain… Which creates a kind of good feeling or say satisfaction in our brain and as a result we feel happy and satisfied with our lives… We are always busy with our smartphones and busy with surfing through social media platforms. We always get happy when someone loves, likes our pictures or says something good about us in comments… And as a result our brain releases Dopamine and we feel happy. Opposite things happens when nobody reacts to our status, pictures etc… We count the number of likes or comment we got to our particular status or photos. We than see our friends, relatives’ status getting much more response than ours and eventually start to compare ourselves, which is a very unpleasant thing and gradually develop depression or whatever kinds of mental illness there is….
Most of the people nowadays at spends a significant amount of time in social medias. If you observe your surroundings you will find out every 8 out of 10 people are using their smartphones and using social medias specially young generation. It seems like they can’t go through the day without being on social media. You will notice most of the people in buses, trains, universities, works are busy with their smartphones. A study from Harvard University found that adults spend an average of 2 to 4 hours a day tapping, typing, and swiping on their devices—that adds up to over 2,600 daily touches. Most of us have become so intimately entwined with our digital lives that we sometimes feel our phones vibrating in our pockets when they aren’t even there.
Recently I noticed I was too getting myself tangled in Social media specially Facebook… I noticed I was subconsciously opening the facebook app and scrolling like every half an hour. And spending 15 to 20 minutes at a time. And I became to a shocking realization that I was subconsciously becoming addicted to social medias. So immediately I took necessary steps to stop this addiction. The first thing I did is doing meditation on a daily basis about 22 days ago and deleted my Facebook app from my smartphone. And set myself some rules like no social media, avoid every kind of digital screen like smartphone, computer screens two hour before I go to sleep. And I won’t lie, it wasn’t an easy thing to do. I felt a desire to look up in Facebook and find out about my friends and what’s going on with other people I know in Facebook. But I remained strong mentally and my daily meditation helped me a lot and a good thing is I developed a good habit of doing meditation on a daily basis. And after I stopped being on social media I started to read more books, finding more time available for myself for doing a lot of other things. Stopped being on social medias helped me to realize that how much time I was wasting on social media every day. Above all I found out that my anxiety level came to all time low and I am feeling fresh good about myself. Its been 3 weeks since I last been on Facebook and I am very happy with my decision . Quitting social media improved my mental health incredibly, I have become more focused and doing mediation on a daily basis helped me to become more aware about my life and surroundings and helped me to live in the present moment.
I hope you guys will find it helpful… Wish everyone a happy life and a very happy new year ….
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, The Little Book of Lykke, Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living by Hector Garcia Puigcerver
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Great book….Recommended…It helped me to realize some very important things…I will urge all my friends to read this book..
10 Rules of Ikigai:
1) Stay active
2) Take it slow
3) Don’t fill your stomach
4) Surround yourself with good friends
5) Get in shape for your next birthday
7) Reconnect with nature
8) Give thanks ( to nature, to ancestors, to friends)
9) Live in the moment
10) Follow your Ikigai (if your don’t know your Ikigai, find it. Your mission is to discover it)
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Hello friends..How are you all ….I hope you are all doing well …
Today I am going to write a review on the animated movie “Grave of The Fireflies”….Usually I don’t write about movies in my blog but after watching this movie I felt I must write a review on it……
Friends this is one of the greatest movie I have ever seen in my life…This movie touched my heart to the very core….I am an emotional type person, sometimes I feel tears coming out of my eyes whenever I see a very emotional scene in a good movie….but I think I never cried so much as I did watching this great movie like I cried most of the time….like I just cried wholeheartedly ….
This movie was released in 1988 and it is based on a True Story….This movie is about two siblings Seita and Setsuku from the city of Cobe in Japan during the time of World War II….
On 21 September 1945, shortly after the end of the World War II a teenage boy, Seita, dies of starvation in a Kobe train station. A janitor sorts through his possessions and finds a candy tin, which he throws into a field. The spirit of Seita’s younger sister, Setsuko, springs from the tin and is joined by Seita’s spirit and a cloud of fireflies. They board a train.
Months earlier, Seita and Setsuko’s house is destroyed in a air raid along with most of Kobe. They escape unharmed, but their mother dies from severe burns. Seita and Setsuko move in with a distant aunt, who convinces Seita to sell his mother’s silk kimonos for rice. Seita retrieves supplies he buried before the bombing and gives everything to his aunt, save for a tin of sakuma drops. As rations shrink and the number of refugees in the house grows, the aunt becomes resentful of the children, saying they do nothing to earn the food she prepares.
Seita and Setsuko leave the aunt’s home and move into an abandoned bomb shelter. They release fireflies into the shelter for light. The next day, Setsuko is horrified to find that the insects have died. She buries them in a grave, asking why they and her mother had to die. As they run out of rice, Seita steals from farmers and loots homes during air raids, for which he is beaten. When Setsuko falls ill, Seita takes her to a doctor, who explains that she is suffering from malnutrition.
Desperate, Seita withdraws all the money in their mother’s bank account. As he leaves the bank, he becomes distraught when he learns that Japan has surrendered. He also learns that his father, a captain in the Japanese Navy is most likely dead, as most of Japan’s navy has been sunk.
Seita returns to the shelter with food, but finds Setsuko hallucinating. Seita hurries to feed her, but she dies as he finishes preparing the food. Seita cremates Setsuko’s body and her stuffed doll in a straw casket. He carries her ashes in the candy tin along with his father’s photograph.
Seita and Setsuko’s deceased spirits arrive at their destination, healthy and happy. Surrounded by fireflies, they rest on a hilltop bench overlooking present-day Kobe.
Friends I never felt any movie as emotionally as I felt watching this great movie…This movie shows us how innocent childs become victims of war with no one to take care of them…..
At the end I will just say go and watch this movie otherwise you are going to miss of one of the greatest movie ever made….Thanks for reading…
Hello friends.. How are you all?….I hope you are all well with your family and loved ones during this ongoing pendemic Covid-19…We can only hope for better days ahead…
Today I am going to tell you about Zen Meditation…I heard about it many years back but recently got to really know about it …
I will say this meditation will help your life tremendously….I strarted to do it every morning and already I am getting the benefits of it….I am already feeling a balance in my mind and life…This meditation is helping me to regain my lost calmness and happiness in my life…Nowdays our life is very fast moving..and people have very little time for themselves….it is very important to have some time for yourself..explore your own mind ….search for that inner peace…just slow down a bit…don’t waste your life and time with the madness of the world outside…peace of mind is the most important thing…So have some time for yourself and nature….
As every good thing should be shared , so I share Zen Meditation with you….as a candle can light a thousands candle, I share Zen meditation with you…And I hope Zen meditation will help you with your life as it did with mine….Here is link to a video of Zen Meditation https://youtu.be/aTIV9djESbY
Thanks for reading.. I hope you find it helpful….
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