Taking the time to be and doing nothing – appreciating what you have, living in the moment are all important aspects of the various mindfulness articles and NHS advice I have found myself reading over the last few months after becoming pretty low in my personal life which forced me to reevaluate my whole being with this web site one of the results.
Paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally.
Depression does not care about wealth, family, success or material possessions and men especially are not very good about talking about their ‘feelings’ and ’emotions’ which is why male suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and campaigns such as this are SO important.
”…of the 6,000+ British lives lost to suicide each year, nearly 75 per cent of those are male.”
Modern Life is Hard
Modern day life is hard for everyone as most of us seem to choose or feel pressured to be CONNECTED to all corners of the World 24/7 via our computers, tablets and smart phones either for work, pleasure or both. Whilst we are connected we are bombarded with advertising, news stories and worst of all people’s highlights reels showing everyone how ‘perfect’ their lives are via Facebook or Instagram etc whilst they bottle up their troubles and real feelings.
Despite various news stories about people PAYING professional photographers to create these FAKE amazing portrayals of their lives it all eats away at both male and female self esteem and general contentedness.
So next time you are feeling low, turn the devices off, get out the house and go for a long walk and when you switch on your device next time maybe try one of the amazing apps out there like Headspace to help you to reconnect with being.