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  • Writer's pictureAndi Dela Torre Griffiths

Mind your Media Consumption

Everyday we’re being conditioned and programmed the way “they” want us to be. "They" can be anyone; our teachers, our parents, our friends, the society, or the people we work for, but in this post, we'll just briefly talk about traditional media (television, radio, print) and social media.

We cannot deny that all forms of media are omnipresent; they just are, and so are its effects. The question is, are we mindful of the shows that we watch and the music that we listen to? Many people think that there's no harm in constantly being exposed to certain kinds of content, but the truth is, it largely influences the way we think, perceive things, and respond to situations.

Have you noticed that many of those who watch shows about infidelity (or listen to songs about betrayal) are the same ones in miserable relationships? On the other hand, those who expose themselves to predominantly positive content live happier lives and have empowered mindsets. You may think that it's silly to even monitor the shows that you always watch (or the music you listen to), but trust me, it's not. Your subconscious mind is always at work, and it would only make sense to want to fill it with positive messages. If you want to develop a winning mindset and start attracting favorable situations in your life, you can start with being mindful of the media you consume. Identify which ones are not doing you any good, and make an effort to replace them with content that inspires and motivates you to become a better person. You would know what it is.

Quote from Jim Morrison | Whoever controls the media, controls the mind | A Lifestyle Blog by Andi | Philippines

Remember, our minds are always taking in and processing information from various sources. The content that we expose ourselves to the most subconsciously influences the way we think and the habits that we form. Always think about your viewing and listening choices. It's you who will benefit from it anyway. Just think of the media as an invisible pair of hands silently molding you either into something less of the great person you are, or into becoming a better person (if you choose the right materials). It does affect us in many ways we're not aware of.

Be a responsible media consumer ♥

“If you do not control your mind, someone else will do it for you”

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