[ViewQwest Entry] 5 Ways to be Truly Free

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Be Truly Free

We Singaporeans live in a stressful city. I mean, just look at this:

Crowded Train Station
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This is not an unfamiliar sight for most of us that have to travel to and fro our workplace during the peak hours. We also have to constantly worry whether will the train breakdown today.

And that is besides the immense work stress in your job, the overwhelming workload that is piling up your desk, and of course, carefully threading the office politics. We do not even need statistics to know that we are one of the most hardworking people in the world.

We need to stay sane in order to avoid burnout on our physical and emotional well-being. That means we have to break the monotony of our daily routine every so often, to feel that we are actually in control of our own personal freedom. 


1. Traveling Around the World

Travelling around the World
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Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. It is a form of escape that allows us to forget about the shackles of work for a few weeks, and figure things out that we would not have understood without the distance traveling gives us.

Every country has their own unique culture. If we travel with an open mind, we would discover a whole new other world besides the little red dot that we live in, and through various experiences during our travels, we would gain new perspectives about life. We might even be motivated by other cultures that we start to change some of our bad habits (eg. complaining). Once we embrace this change, we will start to develop the ability of overcoming problems that others would shun from.

2. Letting go of Personal Past

“Letting go give us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” - Thich Nhat Hanh

There might be someone or something in the past that has deeply affected the choices you made in your life. Because of that incident, you view the world through a negative lens. You resigned yourself to feeling like the victim of your circumstances, instead of applying that energy to change your perception of them.

Let it go.

Let it go Elsa
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Release the judgement, the grudge and the hatred. Do not mistake that the past makes up a part of you - they are not. Always live in the present, not the past. While those experiences have helped to shape who you are today, they are not your identity. Once you let them all go, you will find freedom, and the feeling of freedom is a very powerful motivation that will empower you in the present.

3. If you don't like your Life, Change It

Most of us spend a majority of our time at our workplace. This is possibly the situation where we feel the most trapped. However, having a job is what puts food into our mouth, and there is no getting around that. But if you lack the satisfaction and motivation in what you do on a daily basis, you will never be free. 

Stop struggling. 

The sense of struggle creates the struggle. Understand that you have the ability to change your life. However, "understanding it" and “deciding to do something about it” are two entirely different things. You first have to trust yourself. Trust that the first and most important step in lasting and meaningful change happens the moment you decide you want change. 

4. Freeing yourself from the Need for Approval.

We spend years of our lives trying to earn the approval of others - our parents, our lovers, our colleagues and our bosses. 

"Oh you haven't grown any fatter at all! It's so good to see you!"

"Your idea? Oh your idea is brilliant, boss! I will rush out the proposal for you in no time!" 

Telling people what they want to hear and being someone that others would find impressive - all the while worrying incessantly about what others think of us, fearing criticism, and holding ourselves back as a result will kill us, because the need for approval kills freedom. Consistently sacrificing our health, our well being, our relationships, and our sanity for the sake of living up to impossible standards will lead to some destructive behaviors.

It's time to free ourselves from the need of earning other's approval. There is no one's opinion of you that matters but your own. When you make a decision, remind yourself that it is your choice, and give yourself validation for just being you.

5. Having a Freedom VPN from ViewQwest

The weekends are finally here. You have some spare time and decide to catch the show that everyone has been talking about on Facebook and Twitter. Happily, you cut up some fruits, microwaved some popcorn, and set your snacks in front of your computer/tv while you start Googling the show title. You click on the first link that looks available, and with anticipation, you wait for the website to start streaming the show...

Geo-Restricted Content

Geo-Restricted Content Hulu

Smashed computer
"Goddamn Geo-Restriction!"
Credits: Image courtesy of Tumblr, tragically-epic

No, you cannot be truly free unless you have a Freedom VPN from ViewQwest. What is a VPN, you might ask. 

Short for Virtual Private Network, a VPN account enables you to electronically “reside” in another country, such as the U.S. That makes it possible for you to watch streaming content that are blocked in Singapore. 

ViewQwest's Fibernet broadband bundles offers subscribers to Freedom VPN, and getting a VPN allows access to geo-international streaming sites such as Netflix, Hulu, PPTV, Viki, BBC iPlayer, ITV and Tonton (find out more about VPN in my next few articles). Awesome.

Easily one of the best ways to be truly free.

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