Supporting someone who is grieving can make a significant difference in their healing process. But, death and loss can be difficult to talk about and many people struggle to know how to support someone after a loss.
It takes intention and commitment to control your thinking, but with practise, you can get your mind to behave in a way that lets you feel more in charge, and more confident.
Adopting an emotionally intelligent way to manage stress will help you develop a skills set that goes far beyond the immediate problem of handling stress and pressure.
Mindfulness is developed through daily living. Any practice which helps to calm the inner thoughts, silence our inner voice, and focus on the present moment can be used to develop mindfulness. Here are some exercises to start.
What are your thoughts and feelings about the current situation as we move towards the 'new normal'?
In our daydreams it is easy to be a hero; we can all imagine ourselves better than we are, more successful, competent and happy. Our thinking is a powerful ally, but most of us never use it as we could.
A colleague asked me if I have anything on Time Management and I remembered a resource sheet that I'd written some time ago. I thought I'd share it with you. I hope you find it useful, or maybe share it with someone who you think it might help.
Exercise is a lifter of mood. What's more, the effects are immediate. You don't have to train for weeks to benefit, and even a brief, brisk 15-minute walk will do the trick.
Progress is happening all the time, you just have to look for it. I know that some people react against this, because it challenges their world view and they are uncomfortable with it.
Here's a freebie to help you when demand is too much. This free download guidance on how to transform your daily routines into simple Mindfulness exercises. You may not become enlightened, but you can become much lighter. Use this download and take some time to focus your thinking.