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At a time where most of the world is being forced into self-isolation, the initial vulnerabilities now extend beyond those who are elderly with underlying health conditions, to many who struggle with their mental health. The feeling of being trapped, separated from loved-ones, friends, work and fresh air is a major struggle for many people, and at unprecedented times such as this, it can cause one to sink into a deep pit of depression.

Change can be an uncomfortable thing to deal with, and it isn’t always predictable, not matter how many graphs with analyse, how much number-crunching we do, or how many variations of news outlets we watch. There also comes a point where doing so can cause much harm to ones mind, as we can become desensitised to the numbers of cases and deaths. …


In 2016 I deleted my Facebook and Instagram account. At a glance it would seem crazy to do so, as both paid a huge part in the operation of my business. I did have a slight panic at first but later experienced much more gains than losses.

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The constant desire to check my notifications evaporated, my time became mine again, and it opened up opportunities to live life in a more decluttered way. I picked up hobbies such as gardening, and never looked back. While social media and online browsing can be good, I wonder if we have lost out on the very key elements that make us human. Real conversations, real downtime, and real peace. …


When I were young, I adopted the mentality that it’s me against the world. My focus was so fixated upon being better than everyone else that I deprived myself of a good quality of life in the process. …

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