Friday, September 22, 2017

The turn of the new millennium appears to have brought new problems with it. It's not just the youth of today that are facing extreme pressures due to common issues like social media and the Fear Of Missing Out, adults are facing many issues too. And here are some that are all too common now.

It seems to be easier now to get a credit card, the amount of times you have a credit card application shoved through your letterbox shows how easy it can be to rack up masses of debt. There have been more than enough news stories circulating about people who have suffered at the hands of debt problems and have tried to dig themselves out, only to find themselves worse off. For anybody that is getting weighed down with debt, it's always important to remember that you can get help to either consolidate your debts or to get advice. There are sites like that provide a lot of information on what you can do to escape the clutches of debt. The millennial generation, people between the ages of 21 and 34 years old, hold nearly a third of the USA's consumer debt. So this shows that people in their 30s, not just younger people, are struggling financially.

Our Carbon Footprint

You can't escape it, we see everywhere the impact of our carbon footprint, from our own increased utility bills to the local authorities and governments enforcing crackdowns on waste. We've all seen the importance of why we should recycle now, but a lot of us are still not doing everything we can to minimize our carbon footprint. Very simply, the best way to do it is to cut back on your overall energy expenditure. But if you want to get a better idea of how much of a carbon footprint you have, you should head over to where you can calculate exactly what your impact is on the planet overall. Your carbon footprint is the one thing that you have a responsibility for, so start to think about this.

General Anxiety

This is something we're all slowly succumbing to as the years roll on, feeling trapped by anxiety is, unfortunately, becoming all too common. Many people would argue that the speed of life is too much now, and we are piling needless pressure on ourselves in every aspect of our lives, from our career to our personal lives, but others would argue it's the use of technology that is having a negative impact on how we function. A lot has been spoken of the dopamine hits that we get when we check social media, all the way through to the melatonin hormone being disrupted by our smartphones, which impacts on our quality of sleep. But if we endeavor to make changes in our lives for the better, from practicing mindfulness, all the way through to making better habits in our day-to-day lives, these will be the things that will help us live a more purposeful life.

The 21st century hasn't been easy so far, but if you look at these three things and ask yourself if you can minimize these, not only will you be benefiting the planet, but you will be benefiting yourself.


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