April 2022 is official Well-Being Month here at Mercedes-Benz.io. With that, we hope to inspire our MB.ioneers to focus on themselves and their mental and physical well-being by preparing some initiatives around this subject. In this article, our People & Culture expert Paulo has been thinking about how often we stop to reflect on how we deal internally with our experiences. As well as how regularly we observe the sensations and emotions that are circulating within us and how often we consider the ways we interact with the people around us.
What if you had a mobile app that could sort this all out for you? Here’s what those three “mobile apps” would look like if you could search them in your app store
1. Emotion in action
It enables us to invest focus and energy on results and it offers us the choice to opt out of the mental paralysis which is the result of destructive self-judgement. To observe, without judging, our own minefield. With this tool, we can build a plan for life in which we act proactively, and align with our own goals. We can even share with family and close friends; put our emotions in motion.
2. Self-Discipline 3.0
Ideal for procrastinators, this app is the final call in the evaluation of our day-to-day habits. It assesses the respective qualities of our activity and using a database of the finest teachings from the world’s most famous thinkers and philosophers provides us with tips on how to achieve our goals. Its main feature is something special: when so much as the thought of a destructive habit is detected, it places the user into a “reflection bubble.” The reflection bubble insulates us from all external stimuli and immediately triggers an email, listing the consequences of carrying out the habit in question. The only drawback of this app is that it quickly drains the battery, especially in cases such as those where multiple destructive habits can cause the reflection bubble to remain permanently active.
In addition to helping us to reflect on the image we have of ourselves in our minds, this application identifies beliefs and behavior patterns that are boycotting the release of potential. On selecting a variety of dramas from your past, Self-Reflection immediately provides three different perspectives of each situation that we can learn from, so we can choose to move forward in our lives.
The cherry on top is this app’s Airplane Mode function. Any time we begin to feel distressed we can simply click this button. Routine observation and investigation are activated immediately by any mental anguish or physical pain. At the end of this process, the following message is displayed: “Do you accept and truly embrace the suffering within you?”
If the answer is yes, the process is finalized. Should the answer be no, we have the option to continue in Airplane Mode as necessary. This application can be used simultaneously with Self-Discipline 3.0.
It does not benefit us to subdue the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. We need to listen to the messages we receive from our bodies when we decide to stop and reflect. To sit back and share what we’re feeling. The emotions and feelings that we experience can and should be shared with a safe inner circle of family and friends; or even with strangers, depending on the situation.
We all have the courage within us to allow vulnerability, to observe the impact it has on the reality surrounding us, and above all, the impact our feelings have on ourselves, and in our lives.