Disconnecting yourself is one of the keys to happiness. Life demands too much from us. Society doesn’t want us to be good at what we do, it wants us to be the best. What we have determines who we are. If we have a lot of money, a big house, a nice car, and an amazing body, we’re much more worthy. Society has very high expectations.
This is why we need to escape every once. Escaping for a while allows us to take that weight off our shoulders and slow down our pace. Nevertheless, the problem is that disconnecting yourself from everything can be hard.
All of society’s expectations are unrealistic and disproportionate. They’re the result of an increasingly consumerist and selfish society, where the only thing that seems to matter is our ability to produce. If we produce more, we’re worth more. In contrast, if we produce less, we’re worth less. It’s that simple.
Disconnecting yourself from everything is very necessary. What’s more, it’s fundamental for a healthy mind. We need at least an hour a day for ourselves. During this time, we can disconnect and not have to worry about anything. We can take this time at night when we get home from work or in the afternoons.
Jon Kabat-Zinn tells us that we have negative thoughts that create our own suffering. When we take our time to look inside, we realize that, as Dr. Kabat-Zinn says, we really do have very negative thoughts. We also realize that most of them stem from social demands that don’t have any real meaning.
When you start disconnecting yourself from everything and begin to connect with your inner self, you’ll become aware of the importance of self-knowledge. You’ll realize that happiness isn’t found in unrealistic goals and that it’s actually inside each one of us.