Each one of us, throughout the day, is subject to sudden and abrupt mood swings, to transient states of mind in which we experience, all at once and in a confused manner, feelings of sadness, dissatisfaction, helplessness, sometimes without even knowing the cause. The rhythms of our lives, divided between work and time spent with our nearest and dearest, sometimes prevent us from living our lives more fully, in a totally satisfying way, even through all those activities that we love and to which, for one reason or another, we have not been able to devote enough time, as if they were just any old pastime to which we devote one tenth of our daily time. This happens for a very simple reason: people nowadays literally get overwhelmed by the frenetic pace of their lives, inevitably falling under the avalanche of their professional, social or family commitments. The confusion – both practical and mental – that characterises the lives of these people is so evident that many of them, for several years now, even struggle to put their priorities in order, letting everyday events follow one another in a seemingly causal order, as if an external will urges them to perform their actions in a random and totally illogical order, devoid of sense. That oppressive feeling of malaise, that transient discomfort that some people experience every day, almost without knowing its origin, is mainly due to the total lack of some interval of time devoted to themselves, to their passions, forgetting for a moment all the commitments that are imposed by the outside world.
The origin of the discomfort
The first step in eliminating this uncomfortable feeling is to reorganise your priorities, then put them on a precise list that will form the backbone of your daily schedule. Many people do not realise it, but in most cases the cause of their discomfort is rooted in the wrong sequence of their daily activities, which forces their body and consciousness into an existence that does not exactly conform to its true nature. All those who experience this unpleasant feeling, very similar to that triggered by depression, should first of all take pen and paper and make a list of the activities they love, their favourite pastimes, everything that makes their heart beat faster, perhaps adding a few personal projects left undone due to lack of time. Once you have a complete list of activities and projects in front of you that you would like to dedicate yourself to and that you assume have the potential to generate genuine wellbeing for you, you will have to find a way to squeeze these activities into the day, being very careful not to jeopardise your work position or the rhythms of your social or love life. If you cannot find any space to fit these activities in, you will have to work on increasing your time, perhaps by deciding to get up two or three hours early in the morning. When you begin to complete all the activities you want to do – including those that you are most enthusiastic about – a new rhythm will begin to flow through you: it is the rhythm of naturalness, in full accord with your true nature, and it will make you feel wonderful.
The sources of well-being
In order to achieve true wellbeing, in certain cases one can turn to the numerous opportunities offered by the online world. There are in fact numerous applications dedicated to wellness, meditation and healthy practices for the body, which will allow anyone to enjoy moments of true serenity in the company of their mobile phone. For the more energetic spirits, the web also offers the possibility of trying out new video games to entertain oneself with in moments of relaxation, and which could open the doors to unknown and as yet unexplored worlds.
There are many ways to achieve complete serenity of spirit and mental health: some have to do with the rhythms of our days, others with sensational entertainment that we have yet to discover.