Fully Alive💯

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We all have impairments, limitations, and restrictions. However, choosing to live ‘fully alive’ in the face of our so-called deficits is critical to feeling happy, fulfilled, and complete.

For most of us, the task ahead is how to think outside of our flaws and experience the world fully alive. 

There are several ways of envisioning our world in more colorful terms and painting our universe in broader, more vibrant vistas. The first method is thinking more positively. Indeed, living fully alive starts with eliminating negative thinking and framing the world in a narrative that captures a more positive daily experience. From more positive thinking, a long catalog of techniques is available to live a full existence.

Fully alive means more than just framing the world in more favorable terms. Fully alive means broadening the scope of our daily experiences. To do this, begin by challenging everyday norms, routines, day-to-day habits and integrating new content and perspective into each moment. Turn the usual day on its head and embrace the unknown. When we spend our days in a routine, engage in the same habits, and generally focus on the same social news feed, we defer feeling new emotions and thoughts, which can enrich the way we understand the world around us.

One practical way of challenging our daily norms is to ask more questions when presented with the similar or usual content. For example, instead of taking the information you get for granted, think more critically. Contemplate the news and its origins. Embrace the journey the information embarked on to reach you and your decision about its relative importance in shaping your life moving forward. 

Will you use the information for the same old purposes? Or new uses and applications? Challenge your life assumptions and consider alternate possibilities. All too often, people dismiss alternate ways of completing a task or attaining a goal in life. 

What exactly is this information or data? Data is everywhere. Data is the information our brain processes. Our brain is continuously processing information. We smell, we breathe-in, we look at. Examples of data processed are noises, images, visceral feelings, and things we touch or smell.

Our minds pattern and process information for interpretation and experience. How we choose to interpret the data depends on how we approach the collection of the data. So, instead of reading a book. Read the book jacket and the author page first to get an even deeper, more FULL and complex understanding of the data in the book’s pages

About the Author

J. Peters

J. Peters is the Editor-in-Chief of Mental Health Affairs.

Award-winning book author and Bold 10 Under ten award recipient J. Peters, LCSW. Through his work as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Mental health therapist and disability rights advocate Mr. Peters fights for those without a voice in various care systems, such as the New York City Department of Social Services, the New York State Office of Mental Health, or the city's Department of Corrections.

Mr. Peter's battle with Schizophrenia began at New London University in his last semester of college. Discharged from Greater Liberty State Hospital Center in July 2008, Jacque's recovery was swift but not painless and indeed brutal after spending six months there.

He has published several journal articles on recovery and mental health and three books: University on Watch, Small Fingernails, and Wales High School. He is also a board member of the newspaper City Voices. Mr. Peters currently sits on the CAB committee (Consumer Advisory Board) for the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene in NYC and the Office of Mental Health (OMH) as a peer advocate.

Owner of Recovery Now in New York, a private psychotherapy practice, Mr. Peter's approach is rooted in a foundation of evidence-based practices (EBP). Jacques earned a master's degree in Social Work from Binghamton University and worked as a field instructor for master's and bachelor's level students in NYC.

He is blogging daily on his site mentalhealthaffairs.blog, Mr. Peters regularly writes articles relating to his lived experience with a mental health diagnosis.

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