Did you know that the #1 prescribed medication in the United States in anti-depressants? If you did know that did you ever give any thought as to why? I have a theory on this. We were not made for this information overload that we are living in today. When you get up in the morning, what is the first thing you do? Start making a mental list of everything you have to do? Turn on the TV? Check your email? See what’s happening on Facebook? As you go through the day, does any of this change? Most likely it doesn’t change. It is a continual feed of social media telling you what you should say, feel, and do with you day. You can’t get away from it. They even have TV’s at the doctor’s offices and not just in the waiting rooms, but in the exam rooms too. Our minds need downtime. Many of the prescription medications that are taken today could be avoided if people allowed time to really look at themselves and be honest with what they see. I am not suggesting in any way, shape, or form to stop taking any medication you are on, that should only be done with your doctor’s permission. This sounds crazy, but have you ever stopped to think about what you’re thinking about? You need to see what is causing the anxiety and depression in your life. You can only do this when you take a look inside and see what makes you tick. What has you so off track and what needs to be done to get you back on track. Happiness comes from within and if you don’t know what makes you happy, how are you going to fix the problem? Do yourself a favor and take some downtime from the social media of today. Look inside and see what’s going on in there. If you need ideas on how to find some quiet time, check out Andy Traub’s book, Early to Rise. Invest in yourself for a change, you’ll be glad you did.
June 15, 2013 Leave a Comment