What In the World is FOMO and How Do You Get Rid of It?


FOMO, or fear of missing out, is having uneasy or all-consuming feelings that you are missing out on things that others are doing, enjoying and succeeding in. If you have this feeling or believe that your friends have it better than you, then you are experiencing FOMO.

FOMO is not in any way a good thing because it makes you do things you should not be doing in the first place just because you want to have every possible option. You are always saying yes to social and business invitations you don’t necessarily want to attend only because you feel like others will be in on something big and you will be left out.

You are constantly checking social media to be in the know at all times and when your phone rings, you instantly answer it.

The anxiety will wane, some of the time, but it won’t. A lot of young adults find themselves dealing with this phenomenon and even though it sounds like a modern life symptom, it a vicious cycle you definitely need to break.

Where does FOMO come from?

As surprising as it sounds, it comes from unhappiness. Fear of missing out happens to people who are not feeling good about their lives. If you keep wondering if everybody else is having more fun or more business success in their lives, then you feel the need to find out, which takes much of your time and energy away from working on your own enjoyment and success. 

What most people don’t realise is that they don’t feel better after finding out; they end up feeling worse, especially if they discover that friends or business colleagues are actually having such a blast.

Going to social media for happiness will not work. Happiness comes from within but when you are so wrapped up in other people’s world, you lose interest in your world.

How do you get rid of FOMO?

  • ·        Be aware you have it - You first need to acknowledge that you are actually feeling this fear then work towards improving it.
  • ·        Be honest - To yourself as well as to others. If you say yes to everything for the fear of missing out on anything, you will spread yourself to thinly to actually accomplish anything.
  • ·        Don’t procrastinate - Undecided things just take up a certain brain capacity for no reason. If you might not be able to accomplish something, say no immediately and that will be settled. Gauge the opportunities and decide what will be more worthwhile then commit to it.
  • ·        Be grateful for what you have - If you are grateful for all the things you have in your life, you will be happier. If you can imagine losing some of the important things in your life like family and friends and your career, then you will be able to appreciate them and be grateful for them. 

Final thought

FOMO is beatable, especially when you realise that most of what is on the media is simply face. People post fake lives to give the illusion that they have it better than others while in real life, they are just living normally, just like you. Avoid spending all time envying the illusion on all the cleverly crafted pictures of perfect life on social media because, in the long run, the only thing you will be missing out on is your own life. 

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World Malaria Day, 2017 - What Do You Need to Know?


Overview

World Malaria Day, or WMD represents the global efforts that have been actively undertaken in order to control an epidemic disease - malaria. Each year on 25th April, the reputed organizations from all around the world unite together to celebrate their success and highlight the awareness & preventative measures need to be further taken for eradicating this disease. 

Why Should We Commemorate "World Malaria Day"?

Needless to mention, Malaria is one of the most fatal and life-threatening blood diseases that is caused by the bite of Anopheles mosquito. Once the infected mosquitoes bite any human and transmit the nasty parasites, those parasites will infect the host's liver and destroy the red blood cells. According to the physicians, this disease needs to be controlled and treated as early as possible (to avoid severe outcomes). That's why everyone needs to be properly aware of this disease, its diagnosis process, the possible symptoms, and the available medical facilities etc.

Unfortunately, the residents of many rural areas of several international territories aren't properly informed about the preventative measures of malarial infection, its early diagnosis, and successful treatment.

Again, in some other geographical locations, there is a serious shortage of basic medical facilities that are absolutely essential for curing/treating this harmful disease. The malarial infection mostly affects the inhabitants of Africa, Asia, Latin America, parts of Europe, and the Middle East, and it is estimated that around 3.3 billion people from 106 international countries are currently at the risk of malarial infection.

This deadly disease has already caused more than 627,000 deaths. 

The current situation is giving major cause for concern and that's why the members of WHO (World Health Organization) have decided to commemorate "World Malaria Day" globally. This event will highlight the acute need for a continued investment & sustained political commitment for the prevention of Malaria.

World Malaria Day, Its Agenda, and Activities

Obviously organizations, such as World Health Organization will play a key role in order to promote and support the actual causes of "World Malaria Day". The day is primarily observed to raise awareness about malaria.

The events and activities that take place on this day are joint efforts collaboratively undertaken by governments, communities, non-government organizations, and individuals. Additionally commercial businesses and the non-profit organizations will use 25th April (World Malaria Day) as a great opportunity to illustrate preventative measures towards malaria interventions and numerous fundraising events and programs are held to support the treatment, control, and prevention of malaria. 

On this "global observance day", people are encouraged to write letters or send petitions to influential political leaders and request them to provide more support towards protecting & treating those people who're at the risk of getting infected by malaria.

Newspapers, magazines, websites, television programs, and radio stations use this day to promote and publicise the ongoing awareness campaigns for malaria.

World Malaria Day, 2017

What Do You Need to Know? - On the upcoming Tuesday (25th April) WHO will commemorate World Malaria Day. This year's theme will be "End Malaria for Good" and WHO will further discuss a critical malaria prevention strategy that will reduce the rate of new malaria cases.

Facts & Quotes of World Malaria Day, 2017

1. The 2017 Theme for WMD will be 'End Malaria for Good'.

2. The female Anopheles mosquito species can transmit malaria.

3. It usually takes approximately 10 days upto 4 weeks to display the visible symptoms of malaria.

4. There are more than hundred species of malaria parasite; among them, "Plasmodium Falciparum" is the deadliest (mainly found in Africa).

5. Female Anopheles mosquito bites between 9 pm and 5 am. Using a mosquito net is considered to be an effective tool for malaria prevention.

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Clear the mental clutter and become more focused


Mental clutter – is it a new thing?

 

First of all mental clutter has been around forever, we’re just more aware of it now and it is accentuated by modern communications. Think of rolling TV news, the internet, social media, smartphones, emails, texts – the list is endless.

So is it any wonder that at times you find yourself unable to keep your mind in one place. It’s hard to think about what matters when you have hundreds of messages floating in and out of your mind.

Mental clutter is anything that preoccupies your thoughts and stops you from thinking straight. This clutter comes in all shapes and sizes; sometimes it’s a snide remark from a workmate or an echo from the past or one of the many responsibilities you shoulder. 

Aside from negative emotions that drain your energy and occupy your thoughts, overstimulation also causes mental clutter. We reply to texts on WhatsApp while watching something on YouTube and at the same time checking our email. While multi-tasking like that could be advantageous, you can only take so much. 

How do we get rid of all the clutter?

If it’s not something from the past which keeps creeping back to mortify you, it’s something just recent that you can’t quite get a handle on. Whatever the case, you find yourself always caught up in this chaotic feeling, and some days are worse than others. There are a few things in your life that you can tinker with and reduce the clatter so that you have a clear mind again:

1. Organize yourself from the inside 

Organization from the inside helps you direct your life in one course. The first thing here is to know that if you don’t write it down, you probably won’t commit it to memory. Put notes on your smartphone or carry a notebook to record your to-dos. 

Visualising your life can also help you achieve internal organisation. What do you want to have achieved in 2 weeks? 6 months? 1 year? The timeline is not the issue; it’s all about finding a goal. This visualisation helps you understand where you are going and what you need to do, and soon everything starts to come together.

In other words – prioritise to achieve your short, medium and long term goals.

2. Find a system or develop a habit to help Personal Organisation

It would be nice to know where everything is. Having to remember where you put something is irritating. Have a regular place for everything so that you know where to go when you can’t find your car keys or mobile phone in your pocket.

3. Improve your lifestyle 

The body needs physical nourishment for you to stay healthy. When you look out for your health, your mental state also improves. A good diet, physical activity and sufficient sleep will help clear the mind.

While getting rid of the voices in our heads remains a personal battle, the truth is, you can’t do it without some help. One needs to find a system that works in combating their mental clutter and add some proven tips to help them, however, the most important thing is have a strategy, goals and some milestones to help you get there on a personal and professional level.

Remember, Mayfair Cares. 

Importance of first aid training


 What is First Aid?

First aid is the emergency help or treatment that one is accorded in the event of sudden illness or injury before regular medical services can be offered.

It is recommended that such aid be offered by a trained first aider to avoid further complications or injury. Since anyone can be affected by these emergencies, it is important that everyone has some basic first aid skills in order to help others at home, at school, socially and at the work place.

First aid training is made available by various organisations around the world such as the Red Cross Society, Flying Doctors and St. John’s Ambulance. 

What basic first aid training entails:

 Casualty care and communication.

This deals with how a person should talk to the casualty before, during and after first aid.

It is very important to have a conversation with the casualty in order to know how to address their issue. Casualty care involves knowing how to handle the casualty in terms of hygiene, positioning and even the environment in which they should be handled in order to improve their condition.

Caring for yourself and the casualty.

The safety measures that one should observe to prevent risks such as catching infections when administering first aid.

Treating burns and minor bleeding.

Basic first aid training covers burns and minor bleeding. These are two things that occur more often in our daily lives therefore it is important to be equipped with skills on how to handle them properly when they occur.

How to treat an unresponsive casualty.

Sometimes a casualty may not respond to the treatment that is offered to them. This is a situation that can at times be life threatening and handling it needs skill and patience. First aid training will equip you with skills on how to approach it.

First aid priorities and scene management.

Here, one is taught on what treatment should be done step by step and how to keep the scene conducive for the recovery of the casualty.

Importance of first aid training.

The benefits of being trained on first aid cannot be overlooked. First aid training helps to save lives. So many people lose their lives due to a lack of basic first aid assistance being applied until the professionals arrive. With knowledge, we could all help in such circumstances.

First Aid training is essential for those living with people who need continuous monitoring. Such people could be suffering from anaemia, diabetes or epilepsy. Having first aid skills will prove reassuring in the event of an ‘episode’ because knowledge reduces the seriousness of what can appear to be an emergency. 

In summary.

Everyone is eligible for first aid training. These acquired, lifelong skills cover all sorts of eventualities and since it is not possible to predict when and where an emergency may occur, we can be confident that we will be able to be useful if and when one happens. 

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References:

https://www.firstaidae.com.au/about-first-aid-ae/why-is-first-aid-important/

http://www.sja.org.uk/sja/first-aid-training-courses.aspx

http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class/first-aid/first-aid-training