In my search on how to age gracefully, here are some sharing on how to get a breather and be more positive in life.
Doing a revisit to this post to see how it can help us to better navigate our lives in the stressful “Covid world”.
[First published on 03/06/2019]
1) Practise MINDFULNESS
Mindfulness teaches us how to notice our natural emotions and responses, then in turn accept them and respond to them such that it enhances our well-being. Meditation is often used to bring about that mindfulness and, at higher level, the calmness of mind. (Calm being the opposite of stress.)
When we are under stress, we will start to develop negative emotions such as sadness, anger, frustration, fear etc. All of which are our body’s natural responses that cannot be averted. To overcome these challenging emotions, we must learn to NAV (name, accept and validate) them