The first half of 2015 has gone by. Time flies. I’ve gotten into this habit of putting my gadgets away at the end of the day, mostly inspired by writing these couple of articles: 6 Reasons To Motivate A Time-Out From Our Mobile Devices (Part 1) and 4 Practical Steps to Take Control Of The Time We Spend On Our Mobile Devices (Part 2). Can’t just talk the talk and not walk the walk can I? Dwelling in the silence of the night, taking in the totality of the day in a regrouping process sort of way, gives me a clear orientation of each day gone by and how it fits into the bigger picture of a week, a month and eventually a year. Legs up against the wall, I reflect on how my days are progressing, am I where I want to be or taking the necessary steps towards. Just doing this little exercise each day, time still flies, but now slower, at a more conscious and fulfilling level. It has been a busy and exciting period …
Marriage was designed to be permanent. No one walks down the aisle with the goal of till seven years do us part. Unfortunately our mindset these days is not aligned with permanence but favours instant gratification and the pursuit of (fleeting) happiness, from one source to the next. As a result, many homes are built on sandy soil – vulnerable to changing (but forseeable) weathers and easily collapsible. We see this instability reflected in the increasing divorce rates all around the world and it just prompts one to make an attempt in figuring out what is going on.
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1) Wear the clothes, or it will wear you When you wear well-fitted clothes and carry it well with confidence, you are your own style. Conversely, when you do not appear comfortable because of the factors addressed below and get overwhelmed by your clothes, then your clothes could be wearing you.
Beyond a shadow of doubt, mobile devices are here to stay and further develop in its engagement of man. Ironically, what was designed to increase convenience made our lives much more complex than it already was. In order to be in control of this revolution – instead of being controlled by it – here are some easily implementable actions you can consider adopting:
The anxiety faced in the absence of one’s mobile phone is known as ‘nomophobia’. Unlike alektorophobia, ephebiphobia, soceraphobia, chromophobia… and the woe-to-mankind list goes on, nomophobia has discreetly embedded and burrowed deep its tentacles into our psychology without so much of a conscious concession from us. Because our reliance on these devices to facilitate our everyday living is, for the general population, almost second to none, inevitably our psychology has evolved to acclimatised to these digital aids.
What follows does not apply only to the mummies and grannies since aging escapes no one regardless at which decade of our life we are in. How quickly those years add up on us. While we scramble with minimising the effects of the passage of time, slathering thousands of dollars on our body to protect, conceal and preserve, all these time the pages of magazines, billboards, advertisements etc, portrays a demographic of women that never age – even photoshopped to perfection.
So you have found the love of your life and every other person fades into the background when you are next to each other- maybe, at least in the stage of euphoria. Thankfully, the world continues revolving outside of our couple-dom and this world is as relevant to us as it has been since we first learnt our ABCs. With an updated status ‘(your name) is now in a relationship / engaged / married’, how do we remain relatable especially to the singles in our social circles? Here are four behaviours to avoid:
All of us have experienced singlehood in our lives, though the span of time varies. Likely, we have experienced some form of yearning for companionship during singlehood or pangs of envy while being around sparkly-eyed lovers. Although these feelings are no doubt in existence and certainly not to be ashamed of, we have a choice to acknowledge it with optimism or to languish in bitterness and self-defeat. If you choose optimism, here are some grips to help keep you moving along the way:
We are each presented with an opportunity within a brief moment in time to leave a mark within and beyond the environment we have been placed into. Some pass on leaving the seeds of transformation in the hearts and minds of people or in their physical environment, values and accomplishments that transcends their mortality; some others leave with barely a notable trace. Then there is the bunch whose legacy would be better off erased.