“You can never be happy if you are stuck in the past and afraid of the future. Living in the present is the only way to be happy.” ~Unknown
Have you noticed how local and global events in the past few years have affected you, your family and friends? It can be difficult to find someone who is not affected in some way because it occurs in
Many people experience a sense of hopelessness and live in fear of the future. And unfortunately, if these emotions are not managed, over time, they can lead to depression, anxiety, and many other health conditions.
We’ve all heard that a buildup of stress hormones in the body can cause illness, but when you’re living in survival mode and feeling hopeless, how can you improve your health?
I lived like this most of my life and wanted to clone myself a million times to change the world, but I felt sad and frustrated knowing that no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t. was
I also wanted to stay in my own little bubble of survival, all the while my health was failing, to prove to myself that I could be a mother, have a career, and save the world. I worked too many hours.
Sometimes I find myself trying so hard to make things better for myself and my family and then wondering why something else always comes along and makes everything worse. I was always striving to make things better instead of striving for perfection.
I really wanted another way to live a life free of stress, struggle, fear and health problems.
Luckily, a friend showed me the benefits of guided meditation and how to change the way you think. Once I realized how powerful these practices were in improving my quality of life, I never looked back.
I struggled for a while, but after making the necessary changes—restructuring my business, moving three times in 12 months, managing chronic health issues, and overcoming trauma—I now know: rice field. A place where you can notice small things, feel joy, and have hope for the future.
I have learned that if I can keep a positive outlook, focus on myself, and think about how I would react in any situation, I can change the way I feel about everything. , how can I do this?
The first thing to realize is that you can’t change other people. You can only change yourself and the way you react and react.
You can only change the choices you make in your life and the ways you make them you We can make the world a better place. And the good news is that you don’t have to do anything big to do it.
What if you could find small ways to improve?
- relationships with family and friends. (For example, by being more present and listening to their interests and needs.)
- Your kindness and concern in your relationships with the people you meet. (For example, by questioning your own judgment rather than reacting immediately.)
- The way you feel about yourself. (For example, by thanking you for everything you do right.)
What if you could change the way you care for your environment at home and in your community?
What if doing these things affects everyone else you meet?
What if you said or did something seemingly small that made others feel more love and joy?
What if they then change something about themselves to bring more joy and happiness into their lives?
What if each person paid a little more for it upfront?
We are more powerful than we think. You have an exponential impact on the people around you just by changing your perceptions and actions.
Did you know that your thoughts and memories are merely perceptions of reality based on your own life experiences and are conditioned unconsciously? , experience life in different ways. There are also behavioral patterns that developed at an early age out of a need to feel loved, nurtured, and belonging.
Studies have shown that people who witness crimes and other events consistently interpret what happened differently than other people. In many cases, our memories are completely inaccurate when compared to actual video footage of crimes.
How does this relate to you and reduce stress and anxiety?
This means you can choose how and at what moment you view events in your life, your community, and the world around you.
Choose to indulge in fear and frustration over things that are beyond your control, or choose to empower yourself by focusing on the good and all that is within your control. can also do. Something that makes you feel better. Because when you feel better conduct Better for everyone and everything around you.
Ask yourself what you need to do to feel more joy, happiness and hope.
Be consciously aware of your thoughts and be aware of what happens to you. What do you want to protect, and what does not serve your own well-being and joy?
I decided to stop spending so much time looking at news feeds and social media. Most of it wasn’t positive or just made me feel inadequate, so I cut back on it quickly.
I have tried to actively change conversations with fear-driven family and friends by changing the subject, unless the person really wants help or advice to help them move forward.
I also decided to stop working hard and enjoy the time I have left on this planet. I decided to focus on what brings me health and happiness.
Here are some of my favorite things to do to feel happier, healthier, and more hopeful. Feel free to take what works for you and leave the rest alone. If none of these are true, sit back and ask yourself: What else can you do? What makes you feel better?
- take a bath.
- call your friends.
- Play an instrument or create art.
- listen to music.
- Find your own space, even for just a few minutes, and use gentle background music to calm your mind and help you gather your thoughts. Doing so will give you the space to de-stress even just a little bit and figure out what’s important to you.
- Spend some time creating a dream board, bucket list, or list of things you want or want to do in life. Some of these things may seem unattainable, but writing down your dreams and desires can lift your spirits and give you hope and joy.
- Plan a treat for yourself and your family. Sit by a river, lake or beach and go out for an ice cream. Find recipes that you and your family love and make them together. Or ride a bicycle.
- Find a place to sit outside and observe nature and the world around you. Notice things you’ve never seen properly before. Observe and admire its beauty. Look at it like a child, with wonder and curiosity.
- Don’t be afraid to ask someone for support or help, whether it’s talking or physical assistance. Most of the time people are happy and willing to help. you just have to ask.
Pick just one thing you could do differently to improve your mood and outlook and commit to making it happen. Trust the ripple effect to happen and take pride in making a difference for yourself and others.