How Do You Stay Sane In A World Full Of Stress?
How do you stay sane in a world full of stress?
You must cultivate JOY!
In these divisive and scary times, it is challenging to maintain well-being, yet it is essential for you to practice. It can feel selfish to focus on happiness when the world around us is in so much distress. Yet, that's exactly why it's so important for you to do so. When you cultivate joy, you contribute to the culture of joy.
So how do you cultivate joy in such trying times? Here are six things you can do right now:
Six Actions To Cultivate Joy
Focus on your breath and body. Make sure you're grounded and in the present moment rather than focusing on the past or future.
CONNECT WITH NATURE
The beautiful beings in the plant and animal kingdom are going about their business. Deeply tune into plants and trees to notice their beauty. Take time to observe the birds and animals around you. They are delightful!
EXERCISE FOR THE FUN OF IT
Move your body in ways that feel good. If you're taking too much time sitting make sure you get up to move or groove to some music! Dance is a salve for the soul
Anxiety makes you immobilized. If you focus on all the things that are not working it feels overwhelming. Yet if you put your mind and energy into activities that bring you joy and fulfill your purpose then you’re moving in a positive direction.
TAKE TIME WITH LOVED ONES
Even though our connection with people may be limited at the moment, you can make meaningful connections. Thanks to technology, you can connect with people from near or far and see your friends and family's beautiful faces. This time can be a gift to reconnect with people you have previously been too busy to talk with.
LAUGH TO CULTIVATE JOY
The best medicine!
The world needs you to feel great, now more than ever. Let's cultivate a society that brings smiles to each other and remembers to love.