According to an AARP survey, over 40% of American adults suffer from loneliness, a condition that is as dangerous to our physical health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and more.
Smartphones can negatively impact our concentration and task performance. This and inoculating ourselves against social media addiction are excellent reasons to start a social media hibernation. Beyond these two points lies another compelling mental health reason.
Keep it simple and less is more. The infographic in this post transforms the self-care steps identified in last month’s post on the power of gratitude into an easy 5-day plan for you to try from today.
The idea of hopeful optimism and being grateful for the small, simple things in life is gaining traction in psychological care. Here are three simple gratitude-based activities that we can incorporate into our every day to take care of our mind, body and soul.