I am Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits.
The marketing world calls us consumers because that’s what we do. We constantly consume things. Dictionary.com defines consume as the following.
“Consume – verb – to destroy or expend by use; use up. To eat or drink up; devour.”
As you can see, there is the sense that something is destroyed when we consume it. This is certainly true with what we eat. We take in food and beverages, and our body breaks them down. Their physical form is destroyed so we can remove minerals, nutrients, and vitamins from them.
We also consume information. Your daily data consumption is probably at the highest level it’s ever been in all of human history. From the minute you wake up, you begin to take in a lot of video and audio-based information generated by consumer electronics.
Regarding what we eat and consume from electronic sources, being more mindful of what we put into our bodies and minds is important if we want to be kinder to ourselves.
What Are You Eating? What Are You Watching, Listening To?
One of the great benefits of living in an information society is that we know more about human wellness than ever before. You know what foods are good for you and what foods are not so good. Most people understand that a processed diet complemented with lots of sugar-filled beverages doesn’t allow you to be as healthy as you can be.
The same is true regarding the digital data we consume.
Most people understand they spend too much time on their phones. They would probably agree they could benefit from less time logged on, plugged in, and connected digitally and electronically. This realization is the first step to changing your consuming habits.
Be Kind to Yourself and Watch What You Consume
Consuming food and beverages that aren’t good for you can lead to sickness, disease, and many negative emotions. Feed your brain a steady diet of consumer electronics and the Internet, and you get a lot of the same negative life experiences.
Be careful about what you consume. This is one of the areas in your life where you have control. You can’t control many things in your life, so embrace that you can choose what you put into your body and what you feed your mind.
Eat foods that promote health and wellness. Consume sensory input that improves your life and doesn’t take away from it. Spend more time with human beings and less time with consumer electronics. Remember, what you get out of your life has much to do with what you put into it.
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