First: Turn it OFF!
Social media is the biggest source of noise, and we as human-beings are prone to only flashing our hottest moments in life. You will never see someone post a screenshot of their inbox with 1,569 unread emails, a text from "that" family member, or a selfie of them binging rom-coms on Netflix. We only ever see albums of friends travelling the world, the newest house they just signed a lease on, or that new promotion they received at work. I hate to admit that I am guilty of it myself, and kudos to you if you aren't! The solution? Turn off all notifications from social media on your phone for a week and force your mind to crave human connection. Read a book instead of staring at the "bright screen of drama" just before falling asleep and waking up every day. I know.. This is extremely difficult to do in 2017, but it is also absolutely necessary for our mental health.
Second: Get Up and MOVE!
If you have ever met me in person or have read one of my articles, you have probably heard me mention the word "momentum." If you ever want to make a big change in life, you cannot sit still and expect the world to move underneath your feet. You must actually get up and find the "runners high" that every marathoner is addicted to, or the pump that every bodybuilder craves. Find your groove and MOVE. Once you begin a physical movement with your body, everything else begins to move around it in unison. If I ever want to make a big move in life mentally, I will sign up for a race because I know that I will be in constant movement during training. Decide to commit to something that sparks you to workout; whether that is getting in shape for a beach vacation in the spring or simple setting a goal to go from size a 41 to 39. Do whatever it takes to create momentum physically so that everything else around you can follow your trail.
The answer to escaping the "rat race" of life is never quite simple. These two methods will get you one step closer to making that mental jump to freedom. If you would like to learn more about becoming high on life, sign up for my "Weekly Motivational" or comment with a question below.