I hosted a workshop about this yesterday, with people over 60 years of age. They were witty, funny and smart. For a lighter and happier you, here’s some group advice:
- Turn off the television. Listen to podcasts or the radio. You can do things when you’re not glued to a screen, right?
- Pack nutritious snacks. Indulge yourself with goodies that look and taste delicious – that you bought, fixed, packaged and refrigerated when you were relaxed and listening to great music!
- Declutter your car, your purse, your home and your workspace. Junk is exhausting to look at and it can be distracting, too.
- Honor your energy. Instead of focusing on time, think about your stamina, your priorities and your abilities.
- Force yourself to engage with other people if you’re sad or lonely. Connecting with others is key to forgetting your losses and creating new memories.
- Start each new day by stretching and focusing on one word that inspires you or that notes what you are grateful for.
- Put your worries in a journal or send them out the door. Give them up, don’t judge, and focus on solutions or “yes…but I can…” statements.
Here’s to your journey today. Make it a good one. It can take you far!