In Remarkable People, BBC Presenter Dan Walker recounts tales of incredible humanity, empathy and compassion. Remarkable People is the perfect book for these challenging times; a welcomed escape from the negativity of our everyday news cycle, and a tribute to courage and positivity.
What if, instead of messaging a friend on WhatsApp, we reached out and called them? What if when we asked them how they were – we really asked and really listened? And what if when they told us things were bad, we didn’t try to sugarcoat it? What if we didn’t try to soothe and, instead, we just listened?
In yoga nidra, for absolute relaxation, you must remain aware, in a state of dynamic sleep. That’s why yoga nidra is not a form of sleep – instead, it is a practice you do during the day in order to reach a state of relaxation that is only achieved by turning inwards and away from our outer experiences.
Every single minute of the day you have a choice. You can choose what to eat, what to say and how to treat people. But most importantly, you can choose how to respond when things don’t go your way. You are in control of how you respond when life tests your patience, your courage and your resolve.
Next week is my favourite week of the whole year! Yes, next week is Mental Health Awareness week, and the theme chosen for 2020 is Kindness. This special week, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, will see people all across the country celebrating the power and potential of kindness.
Pain and suffering are two separate responses. Pain has a time-limit. Suffering can continue forever. Why? Because suffering is created in your mind; it is controlled by your perception of your environment and circumstances. Control your thoughts, control your suffering.
Self-care is not selfish and it is not something you should feel guilty about. You cannot pour from an empty cup. It may sound cliché, but it is true. You’re not helping anyone by denying yourself a bit of R&R.
So, let’s look at five ways you can introduce more self-care into your life.
COVID-19 is unfortunately going to affect our businesses, our economy and our finances – but it is also going to affect our mental health. Therefore, the important thing that we need to focus upon is how to support and maintain our mental fitness during these periods of high uncertainty and stress.