Digital technology has revolutionized the way we live today and is now a fundamental aspect of everyone's lives. However, as we spend so much time online, many problems crop up, one of which is the negative impact on our wellbeing, especially our mental health. Many of us overthink things that are beyond our control and that cause us to feel negative emotions. We linger on the same negative thoughts and emotions too much, which affects how we let bad habits - like porn addiction - into our lives. We strive to escape reality and find the connection we crave with other people or things, and we often neglect to connect with what and who is actually worth connecting to - our true selves. Too much of everything is bad. Therefore, it's important that we know when to disconnect from our thoughts, social media, and our devices, and be able to reconnect with our bodies, emotions, and spirituality. In this episode, Andrew talks about why we shouldn't get trapped in our own heads, the healthy things we should engage in to re-establish connections with other areas of our lives, as well as the importance of constantly growing emotionally and spiritually. He also discusses why it's important to limit our usage of technology and social media. We already have it tough, so why not take time to enjoy the simple things? Spend time with our true selves in a way that allows our minds to deepen our understanding, be challenged, and broaden our views of what is real and what isn't, and our hearts to learn to appreciate even the smallest details of the people we love, to accept different types of people, and our spirituality to become in line with our true purpose. Listen to Episode 130 to learn more! Show Notes How much time do we spend in our own minds? [2:43] How much time do we spend on our emotions? [5:01] Why are we unable to get out of our own heads? [5:45] Why do people seek out porn? [8:14] Healthy things we should engage in to re-establish connections with other areas of our lives [9:23] The importance of constantly growing emotionally and spiritually [10:26] The negative impact of spending so much time in our heads [11:32]
Scrolling through social media, I see a lot of great suggestions about summer systems, chore charts, and plans to manage the time you have with your kids. We need these things to survive. However, I have to ask, "Are we placing our focus on the areas that our going to serve us best?" Let's stop trying to have a perfect summer and shift to a real summer- and a great one at that!
This week, we're re-releasing one of our favourite episodes from January. Do the web's harms outweigh its benefits? We investigate. The internet is a mess of contradictions. Scrolling through your feed helps you unwind, but it's bad for your mental health. Maybe you've found community online, something many others have found through hateful ideologies and cults. It all begs the question: Is the internet a net negative? All of this week's podcasts help us attempt to answer this question. Featuring: ICYMI, Endless Thread, Boys Like Me, Reply All, 99% Invisible, Maintenance Phase For links and more info to all the podcasts on the show today, head to http://cbc.ca/podcastplaylist.
Scrolling through your social media feeds, especially if you work in any sort of public-facing position, can be hazardous to your mental health. A big portion of the blame belongs to the trolls, who capitalize on their online anonymity to hurl misogynistic or racist abuse at strangers. But a big part of the issue is the social media platforms themselves, and the opaque algorithms they employ that populate our feeds with derogatory posts or disinformation.What if we could wrest control of our online experience back from these media conglomerates and make sure that we're only being shown the things we want to see? How do we do that without reinforcing the filter bubbles that contribute to the social fragmentation of our societies? And could this be the first step towards a safer and more equitable online future?Guest: Tracy Chou, Founder and CEO of Block Party
Can New Capenna Alchemy drafts save Jamie from burnout? We try and figure out why we can't stop doom scrolling. We also ponder which dragons from Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's gate would be cool to party with. Support the show on Patreon Visit the Ponder website
After being online for the past 30 years, I can tell you it's easy to get burnout from being online. Today, we're diving into social media fatigue. “You do not need to be accessible 24/7.” IN THIS EPISODE How social media fatigue negatively affects us as entrepreneurs. 5 things we can do to help alleviate this online fatigue. Being present where your audience is. Scrolling with purpose. Permission to stop. Connect with James Website: jamespatrick.com Instagram: @jpatrickphoto Text me marketing questions @: 480-605-3254 Share this podcast with a friend and remember to leave a 5-star review! For more, visit jamespatrick.com
To hear the full episode, subscribe at patreon.com/TrueAnonPod --------- We are joined by Ben Tarnoff (twitter.com/bentarnoff), author of the forthcoming book Internet for the People (versobooks.com/books/3927-internet-for-the-people) to discuss the early wave of internet marketization, platform capitalism, and whether or not we should blow the whole thing up. Episode 18: DARPA Marx -- patreon.com/posts/episode-18-darpa-30769618