Urbanisation – trapped in ‘work-life’ balance
“ We all have a center of wisdom and balance within us but sometimes life takes over and we begin to realize something is wrong? You begin to ask- Is this kind of lifestyle healthy for you & your family? Is it worth the money you are making? ”
Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. The loneliness, stress, isolation, lack of human compassion and lack of family support everything comes with Urban Life. In this competitive era, large urban environments are fast-paced, loud and busy, and that contributes to how its citizens feel. There’s little question that it’s a grind. But how is it affecting us? Many stress and wellbeing researcher has assessed something you might call our urban condition: feeling tired, busy, lost & stressed; and found that living an urban lifestyle has an impact on various facets of human life
Everything in urban life is meant to arouse the intellects and mind but not the soul. It is the soul that houses the mind, and the physical body temporarily houses the soul. When the physical body begins to break down, the soul will suffer too, unless one feeds the soul the way it is supposed to be fed: with nature, clean water, organic food, the company of living with like-minded & creative people, and of course treating other people generously and taking time for them, which is something that city life does not promote in its “fast-paced” environment. Also, urban life does not provide the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of human beings.
Many Researchers have suggested the cure to all this urban stress is to be surrounded by nature in the countryside. That is why most people try to get away on the weekends. Instinctually people know they want to go somewhere where they can breathe more deeply and slowly, be near the streams, rivers or amongst the mountains or in the open spaces, experiencing the beauties of nature.
If you spend time holidaying at the countryside, you will probably notice that you feel happier out there. This kind of close nature weekend getaways needs to reach that calmer state of mind & will remind you of how strong you are & prepare to battle against the urban ghost
Let’s see how few of our research respondent reacted on urban life
“As a young women entrepreneur I need to be social and understand the way people live and behave, as my profession requires this, I learn a lot from people whom I meet, but my true happiness and contentment lie among the nature, away from this chaotic world where peace and tranquillity are my real companion, as a women I need to be aware of my security, so I am always willing to visit places that are peaceful and safe to rejuvenate my energy and prepare myself for all the challenges”.
~ Vartika (women entrepreneur)
“One of the critical lessons I’ve learned in life – and it extends beyond the workplace. As a business owner I am always on the run satisfying my client’s needs and demands, I seldom get a chance to get away from this chaotic situation, so planning a long vacation is practically not possible so I choose to take short trips to nearby locations to motivate myself which is quick and close to nature. As a businessman, I am always looking for choices that satisfy this need of mine.”
~ Qusai (business man)
“At a senior management position you are quite loaded with tasks and timelines attached to it and hardly get time to spend with your loved ones, so I make it a point to take a month’s off every year to go to a destination not visited nationally or internationally, but nowadays due to professional commitments I prefer taking short break to nearby locations close to nature to revitalize my energy, so I always keen for such kind of alternatives that give me contentment and peace.”
~ Jaydutt (ETV)
“As an art director I am always looking out for creativity and fresh ideas which can only be achieved by visiting destinations close to nature and interiors of India away from the crowd, which motivates and inspires me to develop unique creative work, in order to satisfy my creative need, I am always eager to know more about places online to offbeat destinations where my real happiness lies.”
~ Umesh Suryawanshi (artist)