What is Self-Abandonment? 5 Examples and How To Stop It
Are you the type of person who is always trying to make other people happy, even at the cost of your own happiness, needs, and feelings? Are you somebody who says "yes", even though you really want to say "no"? Or, are you a person that does things that you actually do not agree with? Or, perhaps you find yourself going along with other people's desires? If that is the case, then you probably fit in what we call self-abandonment. This is a very new term that we are nowadays seeing often in social media and in the psychology world; but it indeed is a real and very helpful concept. It encompasses a behaviour that has been observed by a lot of psychologists in their therapy rooms. And, most importantly, it is a set of traits that largely affects our mental health and our relationships. So, in this article, we will discuss what self-abandonment is, some common signs, and how to stop abandoning yourself.
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How addicted are to our phone?
I was sitting in waiting the dentist the other day. It was full of people waiting to be treated. I had not forgotten to take my mobile phone with me, so I was looking around the room; posters, pictures, and magazines. I then turned my attention to the people sitting. All of them apart from a more elderly lady were looking at their mobile phones. I thought to myself, "at least I am not the only person not connected to my phone". Then a few seconds later the lady gets her phone out and starts texting. And here I am alone among people buried in their phones, not acknowledging each other. There was something about this experience that made me step back a little and think about the role of technology in our lives and how it can enable but also disable our genuine connections with others.
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