Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Day 184 - Desensitisation

What does this mean? The diminished emotional responsiveness to a negative or aversive stimulus after repeated exposure to it.

Phew! Basically it means you become less sensitive to something that previously you might of been more aware of, frightened of or phobic about. I read an interesting article about this the other day, with how we are desensitised to many things that happen in the world. It's so true. How often to you watch the news and see another mugging, or king hit, or knifing. Even though we still find this shocking, we tend to forget about it quite quickly after we see it. 

Which got me on to thinking about what else in our day-to-day life we are desensitised to. And came up with a biggy - electricity. We are so conditioned to be able to come home turn on a light, the air conditioner, tv, kettle etc without a thought. Yet when it goes out…well…suddenly we are again made aware of how lucky we are. 

There are so many things we are desensitised to - cars, money, health, food, roads, accessibility etc. It's not until it's taken away from us that we start to realise how good we do have it. It's so important to reflect on all of the amazing things that we have in our life, and time to let go of the negativity - the 'daily grind' of "HAVING" to do…

What are you desensitised to? Or take for granted? You really don't know what you've got till its gone. So it's definitely important to reflect on what we have, even down to the littlest things - like having clean clothes to wear everyday. 

…Until Tomorrow xox

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