35: The Dystopian Nature Of Social Media

35: The Dystopian Nature Of Social Media

We rarely consider it, but each social media platform is in fact a business competing for our attention. Thus it is in their best interests to ensure that we are as engaged as possible. They accomplish this by matching the content in our feeds, with our prior online habits and demographic details.

Thus the content is highly individualised and narrowly focused. Which sounds great, until you look into the implications: it creates an echo-chamber, ideological isolation and does not regard our best interests (or mental health ) at all.

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34: The Importance Of Self Care (short thought)

34: The Importance Of Self Care (short thought)

The importance of self care cannot be understated. There is no point in working yourself so hard that you have a break down. In this episode, Zachary shares his recent experience of overworking himself to the point of break down, as well as the lessons that he has learnt from the experience.

QOTD: How do you practice self care?

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33: Finding the balance between work and relaxation

33: Finding the balance between work and relaxation

Finding the balance between work and relaxation is vital for both mental health and productivity. Work too much, and you run the risk of becoming run down. Relax too much and your dreams will forever stay as dreams. 

In this episode I discuss my continuing journey to finding a balance between these two aspects of life. 

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31: On Writing Therapy For Mental Health

31: On Writing Therapy For Mental Health

Writing therapy is one of the core components of my ongoing mental health plan. When I feel a build of of mental pressure - I write!

The page listens and does not judge, and therefore you can tell it anything without fear. Writing enables me to collect, organise and express my thoughts. By writing them down, I am able to detach from them and let them go.

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30: The Importance Of Assertiveness

30: The Importance Of Assertiveness

Developing assertiveness is key to ensuring a stable mental state. By actively addressing issues as they arise, you cut them off before they can fester and derail you into bouts of rumination.

In addition, assertiveness easily overcomes bouts of indecision that can plague groups, individuals or businesses. If it is ultimately of little importance, take the initiative and choose

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28: On Travel, Reading and Expanding Your Mind

28: On Travel, Reading and Expanding Your Mind

Travelling and reading have a unique way of expanding your mind. They open you up to new possibilities, new ways of living and new concepts.

In this episode, Zachary discusses the lessons learnt from his recent trip to Indonesia.

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27: What Grief Feels Like - On Suicide and it's Effects

27: What Grief Feels Like - On Suicide and it's Effects

Grief comes in waves.

In this episode, Zachary discusses what grief feels like, as well as the feelings that arise when someone commits suicide.

Regardless of your proximity to the person, their death can be confusing and can significantly impact you.

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26: Why Work Doesn't Have To Suck

26: Why Work Doesn't Have To Suck

In this episode, Zac discusses why people get trapped working in a job that they don't like and suggests ways that they can change into a career that they actually enjoy and look forward to performing.

"Counting time until retirement is not for me" ...

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