Mental Health is Simplicity and
Why It Is Important
Have you thought about viewing mental health with a simpler lens?
Mental health is characterized by simplicity, a philosophy that strives to simplify your life and help you achieve peace of mind through mindfulness. Addiction is characterized by deception and confusion. Anti-social behavior is characterized by verbosity, gaslighting, and complexity.
Our lives are kept in constant movement that can feel overwhelming and has us viewing mental health as complex.
Simplicity vs. Complexity
The computer scientist Edsger Dijkstra commented, “simplicity is the hallmark of truth— we should know better, but complexity continues to have a morbid attraction. When you give an academic audience a lecture that is crystal clear from alpha to omega, your audience feels cheated and leaves the lecture hall commenting to each other: ‘That was rather trivial, wasn’t it?’ The sore truth is that complexity sells better.”
There’s a lot of talk about mental health these days. People are opening up about their personal struggles and more resources are being made available. But there’s one thing that hasn’t changed all that much: we still view mental health conditions as something vastly complicated. And in many cases—especially when you have an anxiety disorder —this can be a trigger for stress as well as depression, because we feel alone in our struggle to understand what’s going on inside us.
How Simplicity Makes a Difference:
Viewing your mental health journey in simplicity can help improve your mental, sensory and physical overload.
Consider the idea of simplicity. Henry David Thoreau is famous for his quote:
Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen.
Building awareness and viewing your journey as one step at a time versus treating everything all at once can help clear your mind to better your overall wellbeing. Turning to simplicity reduces decision fatigue.
A metric of mental health and successful therapy or coaching is simplicity. Turning to simplicity in your wellness routine can With this kind of perspective, mental health is placed in a different light. A new, more useful view that gives hope to all those dealing with mental health issues. It’s time to simplify life and bring back balance.
Talk to us today about how we can help you with simplicity for yourself and your relationships. Your stress level will thank you.