As life passes more quickly these days I have become aware how contacts in our lives that used to be a priority for each of us such as meaningful contact with our family, friends and neighbours are now not as highly prioritised as before. In the recent past we grew up knowing our neighbours, now it's more common not to even see or greet our neighbours let alone know their names. It's also become common place to no longer see or talk with family as frequently as we used too. We busy ourselves each day with the chores of living and possibly don't take time to consider how our lives are actually progressing and how will life look for us ten years from now if we continue down the same path.
Maybe now is the time to make even little changes to how we live if not for ourselves but for those around us. It's nice to be greeted by those who live around us, it's nice to be thought off by others and it's nice to catch up with those friends and family we keep meaning to ring but never do. I am reminded of the film 'Pay it Forward' where a good deed is done for another but rather than seek anything in return the good deed is paid forward (passed on) to someone else, maybe in away by taking more of an interest in others they will also make the effort to take more interest in us and hence life may have more to offer than the daily duties of living that cause so much stress.
Just a thought. Sent in by Orla in Galway
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QUOTES FOR THE DAY
Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the presence of fear yet the will to continue.
I’ve tried yoga, but I find stress less boring.
Living life with regret will add to our overall unhappiness and dissatisfaction with life. How many times do you hear such sayings as "I wish I did that then" or "if I only knew then what I know now". These can be self defeating statements and should be taken out of your vocabulary.
There is one thing for certain in life and that is we can't go back in time, however, we can learn from our past experiences and mistakes, to do so will lead to more self awareness, understanding and acceptance that what has passed has in fact passed.
Life can be complicated enough so it's very important to Keep life Simple, keep problems in perspective and learn to let go and move on.
Sent in by Dr G. Ronan USA
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
We each have our own way of dealing with the stresses and strains in our daily lives but often we do not deal with problems effectively. The first step in dealing with stress is to acknowledge that it exists. Then try to identify the cause and assess what you can do to alleviate it. It is important to remember that we need to look after our own health in order to be able to help others, and to acknowledge that there is a limit to what we can do.
Employers have a responsibility to protect employee health at work, this includes your mental health. An employer must, so far as is practicable, provide a safe place to work, and the training and supervision necessary to minimise hazards at work.
For some useful tips on looking after your own mental health see Positive steps for mental health.