It’s a fact. In the COVID-19 reality we are all experiencing, many of us have lost our sense of purpose. It has affected our business and personal lives, from general fatigue to a lack of energy and motivation – an emotional triple blow.
That is why it is important to know your goals. Determination improves physical and mental health, makes us more confident, motivated, and happier. Just as important is how orientation helps us to live with purpose and clarity, because then we know what we want.
In fact, we often feel lost and, without them, are trapped in our inner emotional turmoil. But how do you get out of your own way? Many of us do not know how to set our goals in challenging situations and how to deal with excessive emotions and fears. This is especially true after the turbulence of the past year. There is even a term for it. Emotional exhaustion. It’s the feeling that your emotional tank is empty.
Enter Aliya Grig, a tech entrepreneur, a graduate of St. Petersburg State University (Russia) and Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) who successfully founded and sold two hardware tech startups, developed three space tech startups, and US $ 220 million -Dollars in investment have attracted.
With the proportion of Americans after a Gallup poll, which rate their mental health as falling to the lowest percentage in two decades, Grig recently launched The human cosmos app after over 11 years of work and research to create it.
The timing couldn’t be more appropriate. Designed as a mental wellness app that uses emotional AI-based technology to create personalized recommendations for increasing energy, vitality and finding meaning in life, it blends ancient traditions with modern knowledge, including neuroscience, neurophysiology and psychology.
The core of the methodology is that the purpose of life is determined by several factors: genetics, education, talents, situational factors, lifestyle, location of the cosmic bodies at the time of your birth, energy structures and individual nuances of your consciousness.
It is difficult to understand this fine science on its own. The Artificial Intelligence System of the Human Cosmos App (called AI Cosmic Guide) analyzes all factors, provides a holistic diagnosis and suggests your purpose. It creates a tailor-made development plan for it. The neural network then selects content that matches your needs, goals, and motivation.
Grig also shared these seven how-to tips for getting better mental health, as well as that the app “creates emotional AI that understands human emotions and gives users empathic feedback when they need it most. It enables a new way of communication in which people learn more about themselves. Our goal is to encourage users to grow and develop mentally and physically and find their purpose. “
1. Listen for signs from your mind and body. Observe your health and your feelings. Feel your body and do a self-exam. The body has many ways of signaling an alarm that it needs to make changes.
2. Spend more time outdoors, but don’t forget to wear your mask. Adopt the Japanese concept of “forest baths”: it means spending time in nature and walking among the trees. It helps restore our body’s natural balance.
3. Practice gratitude. Research shows that regular reflection and expressing gratitude improves your wellbeing and mood.
4th Limit information overload. Grig advised “Our brain ‘eats’ too much information all the time, you have to give it a break. For example, avoid tasks that increase the amount of information you consume (news feeds, social media, etc.) when you are practicing relaxation and recreation. “
5. A practice. Any kind of exercise not only improves your physical fitness and strengthens your immune system, but also improves your mood by releasing endorphins.
6th Meditate. This enables you to enter a flow state in which the mind and body merge and dissolve into one another. In addition, meditation provides an opportunity to detach yourself by becoming aware of the buildup of stress and giving you a choice of how to respond to it.
7th Get enough sleep. You don’t have to spend more time getting things done to be productive. It’s better enough to get sleep to feel energized and refreshed to start a good day. Those who work away for nights and days often feel exhausted. If your mind and body are drained, then most likely you are in a bad mood and unable to do things well.
According to Dr. Michael Breus, also known as The Sleep Doctor, “Everyone has a biological master clock ticking in their brain and dozens of smaller biological clocks in their body. But unlike a normal clock, the biological clock does not keep everyone at the same time or even at the same pace. ”
For this reason, this is also helpful to use quizto find out your sleep chronotype. Are you a lion (the morning lark), a bear (the most common species with 55% of the US population falling into this category), a wolf (often known as a night owl and I’m one, or most likely a member of a new category (recently created by a group of real runaways, “dragons” beyond wolf status) or a dolphin? Once you figure it out, you will get even better insight into how to “work with your body, not against it”.
In the end, Circles, founded by Irad Eichler, winner of the United Nations Project Zero Prize 2017 for effective social enterprises and named Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the World Economic Forum, also aims to combat loneliness. It all started with his mother battling cancer and fighting loneliness at the same time. Surrounded by relatives, Eichler’s mother had the feeling that anyone who was not confronted with the disease could not understand her problems.
Eichler’s mother, who was immunocompromised, could not leave the house to take part in a personal self-help group. After her death, the founder of Circles felt a responsibility to create a safe online space for people to connect with others struggling with similar problems by starting Circles.
The app’s methodology includes small (with a maximum of 10 people), secure online groups led by a professional therapist. The groups were found to provide mutual relief and encouragement to participants, develop coping strategies, and build personal resilience.
Right now, as the global pandemic has affected people’s ability to physically connect with others, Circles surrounds users with much-needed care, the opportunity to find mutual relief and encouragement, with 70% of attendees at the end of the Annual meeting, 77% are satisfied with the weekly meetings, and 86% feel better when they acknowledge their group interaction.
With only about 25% of American adults, noisy very good sense, Relying on their feeling of having a clear sense of what makes their life meaningful, new emotional AI and technology can begin to deliver accessible, personalized solutions in ways we have never imagined before.