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Information and stimuli bombard us at a rate never seen before, and it can be overwhelming. How do you maintain a sense of calm and inner peace?

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I don’t look at JT for a week or more.

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One word ..."beer ""

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filter the stuff that you want to give attention to and those that are just distractions. It's easy to chase the rabbit when you're hunting for elephants, but learn to hold yourself. Have a decent adblocker and minimize your time on social media. You can easily spend hours there scrolling mindlessly.

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How do you maintain a sense of calm and inner peace?

I don't. Things are getting critical now. But most of the information and stimuli are irrelevant distractions to maintain this inane world's death spiral.

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I don’t look at JT for a week or more.

Anonymous wins it. Just turn the signal off.

Most of what we bombard ourselves with is newstainment. We don’t change anything in our lives with the information in any meaningful ways. We’re just giving ourselves artificial hits of fear, excitement, and euphoria. Turn off the addiction.

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Very long walks. Stay off social media.

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Limit my sites and have very few social network sites. Mostly deal with people on a one-to-one basis. I use several news sites which filter out what I want to read.

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Leave the iPhone at home when I go to the gym.

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I need my iPhone in the gym because it records my physical activity.

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Gardening. Kdrama. Daily exercise. Philately. Work. Music. No smartphone except on holiday. I don't watch TV news as it is all bad. Consider: You cannot fix the problems in the world, most of which are caused by politicians. So don't stress over them. Concentrate instead on your own life, your family and friends.

@Wallace. Just do a fixed amount (mins/Km) each visit. No need to record it beyond that.

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Turn the bloody things off for most of the time. Read a book, go swimming.

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Pikachu.

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Due to the nature of my work, I have to deal with lots of information daily, and it is not easy to switch off, nor to keep the stress at reasonable limits. What works for me is tennis: 1-2 hours of high intensity training 2-3 times a week. Intense enough not to have time to think of anything else, cleanses my mind of all that heavy load.

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I need my iPhone in the gym because it records my physical activity.

Video? Even in the shower?

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Redemption

   I need my iPhone in the gym because it records my physical activity.

> Video? Even in the shower?

Certainly not after prostate cancer. No longer works. I need to record my activity which I do on my iPhone. Minimum of 2,500 steps per day. Also record my daily calorie intake, about 1,500 per day.

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Very smart and good ideas.

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The off switch is one of the best solutions, where appropriate.

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A few hot ones

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I exercise. Six mornings a week, for pretty much my whole my adult life. It's the time of day I sort out all my stuff in my head.

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