BY JUSTYNA CYRANKIEWICZ
There's been much talk about social media, and while it can be detrimental like alcohol, we often continue using it without warning labels, but it's not entirely our fault, as it's designed to be addictive; however, embracing longer digital detoxes can help us regain mindfulness and improve our lives.
Embracing change can be challenging due to our aversion to discomfort, but shifting our perspective to see change as an integral part of life rather than a disruption can help us adapt more easily and avoid comparing our journey to others during transitional periods.
While social media can intensify our tendency to compare ourselves to others, comparison is a natural habit of the mind that can't be completely eliminated, but we can reduce its impact by celebrating uniqueness, staying present, self-discovery, recognizing strengths, and practicing compassion.
FOMO can hinder our commitment to personal growth, as it can make us doubt our decisions to prioritize long-term well-being over quick rewards and mainstream entertainment, but viewing it as a habitual thought pattern linked with comparison can help us overcome it with dedication and time.
Fear of failure can lead to partial commitment and early abandonment of new endeavors, but recognizing this as a common mental habit and addressing limiting beliefs can help us trust in our ability to fully commit and enjoy the journey.
Our beliefs shape our habits, ultimately influencing our lives, and to change this pattern, you can start by altering your mindset and vocabulary, shifting from "I can't do it" to "I will try," allowing for more openness and enjoyment in the process.