Mind Wandering Habits

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According to the Ted talk with Andy Puddicomb, he describes why in our daily life many distractions, anxieties, and the mind wandering condition happens. If we do not address or look after this issue, then it creates anxiety, stress, depression, frustration and sometimes mental illness too. What is mind wandering? It occurs when a person can not focus on the present moment or task. In other words, not being mindful while doing a particular task. An example of mind wandering is, if we are writing an assignment and our mind is thinking about dinner or a TV show. Furthermore, Mr. Andy Puddicomb has concerns about mind wandering because the mind is the vital organ of the body through which we experience every single moment of our life. …show more content…
I view this distraction issue as being strongly related to mental health. Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi always mentions in a speech that primarily addresses the youth that when you carry more responsibility, you need to keep more mindfulness and meditation practices. This gives you the inner strength to face all the problems. As there are several distractions most present in my life at this time like mobile, social media, the internet, living far away from family, friends, and relatives, among all of them, I am mainly concerned about staying far away from my beloved fiancee. We both have been in a relationship for more than three years. Unfortunately, due to the desire to complete our education and fulfill our ambitions, we have not had the opportunity to be with each other for a long time. Furthermore, I came to the U.S.A to further my education which causes more distraction, which just piles on to the mountain of stress. Sometimes distractions such as social medial, cell phones, and technology helps to encourage mind wandering, but it may also help manage life stressors such as being away from loved …show more content…
According to the text, a hardy person can be defined as the “people who succeed in coping with change without becoming ill (Corey, 2014, pp. 142-143).” There are some key factors that are attributed to hardiness such as leadership, stamina, high physical and mental health, a liking for challenge, a strong sense of commitment, a clearly defined sense of self and purpose, and a clear sense of being in control of one’s life and resilience (Corey, 2014, pp. 142-143). According to the text vicarious traumatization can be described as, a result of an empathetic relationship with the clients who have been through traumas such as the sexual abuse, rape, incest, sexual harassment, torture, natural or manmade disasters - we may be vulnerable to experiencing trauma to ourselves (Corey, 2014, pp. 157). Symptoms of the vicarious traumatization include anxiety, suspiciousness, depression, somatic symptoms, intrusive thoughts, and feelings, avoidance, emotional numbing and flooding, and increased feelings of personal vulnerability (Corey, 2014, pp. 157). Sometimes, people tend to listen or observe another person’s hardship/s and adopt the victim’s feelings, or trauma as their own. It’s often hard to have empathy for someone else without “putting yourself in someone else’s shoes”. It’s easy to adopt someone else’s feelings when you imagine yourself going through a similar situation. But because of this, a person is

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