Day by day we are blessed with so many things in life but we tend to look at what we don’t have in life. We compare ourselves with other people and we feel threaten with the people surround us. We begin to look at all the negative things in life and forget to be grateful and thankful for the little things we have.
PLAY, RECONNECT WITH YOUR INNER CHILD
As an adult, we tend to be serious in everything we do and become less or zero sense of humour. Everything for us is work and competition. You don’t care about friendship anymore, you aim for business.. because for you business is everything and you don’t need friends, you need money.
As much as you want to be on top, don’t forget where you belong.. this is where you stand and play. Reconnect with your inner child, embrace and remember when you were a little kid. The happiness, joy and laughter, and many things that is FREE in life.
PLAY MUSIC, JOIN DRUM CIRCLE
Music is a great therapy and has powerful affect for the body, mind and soul.
…”Research has shown that music has a profound effect on your body and psyche. In fact, there’s a growing field of health care known as music therapy, which uses music to heal. Those who practice music therapy are finding a benefit in using music to help cancer patients, children with ADD, and others, and even hospitals are beginning to use music and music therapy to help with pain management, to help ward off depression, to promote movement, to calm patients, to ease muscle tension, and for many other benefits that music and music therapy can bring”.. sources from verywellmind
I recently joined ‘drum circle‘ and it was one of the best skills I enjoyed learning. Seriously I don’t know how to play any music instrument but the moment we were in the circle, everybody starts playing music. We were like an orchestra, the tune seems to synchronized even though not everyone can play music instruments. Everybody play by ear, listening to the beat and try to get into the melody.
If you know there will be a music circle in your area, just join in. You will never regret it. If nobody want to go with you, don’t bother.. you will meet new friends. Trust me its fun!
BE KIND, BE NICE
No matter how educated you are, what position you holding or how much money you have, please remember to be kind to others. Be nice, its not really hard to do. Your act of kindness will get blessing from those you treated nicely.
At the end of the day, the people you met will not remember what post you were holding or how much money you gave them, but they remember how you make them feel.
SMELL THE RIGHT SCENTS
Start your day with essential oil, by diffusing, inhale or apply it on certain part of your body. Honestly I never use perfume anymore since I use essential oils.
Essential oils has been around since the ancient time. It has been use for physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. There are so many different type of essential oils with each has different scent and uses.
Many users using essential oils, not only for diffusing, beauty, physical and emotional use but also using it as alternatives to harsh chemical product, creating a safe environment for the family.
You can by and try by clicking here.
We were given one life, enjoy it! Feel free to explore things or go place you wanted to go. No matter how healthy we are or how much money we own in the bank, God didn’t give us the exact date or time He will call us.
We need a day by day reminder and motivation to go through our daily life. Friends and family are the best people who can support us.
I hope your days fill with love, happiness and joy.
Are you content with your life? Or do you feel you never have enough and not good enough?
Many times I feel not having enough and wanting more. Also comparing myself to others and this makes me want to compete. My mind was rushing with too many ‘to do list’..but nothing unsettled and worries seems to be on the top list. This feelings makes me feel insecure…or in another words ‘sick’.
Looking back, i wasted my time and energy. Enough is enough! I had it..its time to take control of my life. I believe we can change whatever we want, however there are few things beyond our control that can’t be change.
Life is a beautiful journey! Embrace what comes in life, accept what ever challenges and appreciate even the little things. Having an attitude of gratitude makes life more meaningful.
HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Both my husband and I are working parents. Our children go to tuition centre every day after school, so whenever they reached home and after they took their baths, the first thing they do is grab some cookies or junk foods. My 10 years old daughter is a picky eater, she normally just eat soup with rice while my teenage son loves everything. We often eat outside due to our busy schedule and sometimes get the fast food delivery to our home.
The only time we can spend time is on Saturday but sometimes there are activities in their school and other functions we need to attend. With their busy schedule, I allow them play with computer and smart phone but only on Friday night and they will hand it back to me on Sunday.
IMPROVING HEALTH AND WELLNESS
THE ACTION PLAN
We cannot control all circumstances of our lives, we accept what beyond our control but we have to act on what can be control. I believe there is still always ways to improve my family health and wellness. Here is some list that I have plan;
It is not we have no time but we did not make some time for activities but I did not manage our time well. The first thing on my list is to manage our family time.
I already feel guilty for providing my children junk food in the shelf. I will start planning for a healthier meal diet for my family. There will be more vegetables, fish and nutrients foods on the menu. Less taking fast food and will be cooking healthier recipe, such as steam or soup.
According to Dr. Jullian Jessel (Well Being, page. 154) Regular exercise makes the metabolism more active, so calories are burned more quickly even when you are not exercising. It also stimulates the production of natural mind-calming chemicals in the blood. Most people find that exercise improves their mental powers and gives them more energy, and helps them to solve or put problems into perspective.
We use to walk at the recreational park but with our busy schedule, we have lots excuses not to exercise. I will make sure my family will have once a week walk in the park or other outdoor activity and will be starting doing yoga and brain gym at least 3 times a week.
More Quality Time, Less Gadget
I admit that I had less quality time with my family especially my children lately, allowing them playing with gadget is making it worse. I am not against gadget or video games but I will reduce their time and let them explore their hobbies more. Both my children loves art, there will be ‘art time’ at home, let them express their emotions through art and allowing them to share their thoughts.
Join Volunteering Club
Education is important but as parents, I believe social skills are equally important to instilled good value in children. Joining volunteering club will not teach them how to share and help others but will give them the sense of happiness.
It is good to reflect on our family health and wellness, as we can check what is wrong and what to be improved. As for me, regardless of my busy schedule, allowing my children play with gadget and buying fast food frequently already makes me feel quilt.
To improve my family health and wellness, I will manage our time, eat healthier meal, exercise more, spend more quality time, attending music class together at studio one artist and join volunteering club. Not only my family helps each other but also sharing to others too.
Fahey. T.D, Insel.P.M, Roth. W.T (2005)6th edition. Fit & Well. New York. USA:The McGraw-Hill Companies
Kenyon, J. J., Dr. (1999). Well Being. Alresford, Hants, UK: Godsfield Press.
Zied,E., W.Ruth, (2007). Feed Your Family Right! Hoboken, New Jersey, US. John Eilry & Sons, Inc.