We are creatures of habit, and our brains love it. Why? Because it takes the guess work out of what we are doing. So, when we try to change and our brains have got to do a little more thinking (even if it is for the good), we can find it hard. People tend to talk about how to build new habits but I want to talk about the importance of deconstructing an old (usually bad) one.
Do you know what's so hard for me about grief? It's not just the death of that person it's what dies in you when they go. My entire world was changed forever in less than 10 words and I wasn't prepared for it - I still grieve that now.
There's something about the challenges of 2020 that have taken me back to the year my dad died. Although very different circumstances, I still find myself drawing parallels between the two with one common denominator, change.
I learnt that instead of yearning for what I'd lost I'd put my focus into gratitude and perspective and it not only got me through such a difficult time, it completely transformed my life.
Never underestimate the impact of the smallest acts of kindness in life, because you never really know when someone needs it most.
Be brave, be strong, and know that you’ve got through 100% of the bad days so far, and that’s pretty awesome.
So if you're feeling caught up on the cycle of uncertainty or find yourself in a bit of a negativity rut , here are some ways to get that head out of the sand and into the sun.
Learning to live in the present shifted my mind-set away from the anxiety of trying to control the future and the guilt of not being able to change the past, to one that instead questioned what I could to do today to make it a better one.
Remember you may not always be able to see the finish line but your inability to see it, does not mean you won't get there.
http://elitedaily.com/wellness/crucial-lessons-you-learn-about-grief-after-losing-a-loved-one-in-your-20s/1813031/ Everyone at some point in their life will experience grief and loss, its an unfortunate, inevitability of life. The reason grief is so challenging is because it manifests itself physically, psychologically and even spiritually (when you start to doubt your beliefs as to why something so terrible could happen). I've learnt that grief…