Made for More Than Ordinary Lives

While I agree that we need to be able to embrace contentment with what we have, I think there also needs to be a balance. What I mean is we should not just settle for a day-to-day mundane, meaningless existence.

Yes, let there be contentment but let there also be purpose ūüôā¬† Let us live each day with meaning, with hopes and dreams.

I think that as we find and embrace the meaning and purpose of our lives, going through the challenging seasons of our lives easier becomes a bit easier. We see a deeper purpose for any of our pains as well as our joys. And I think we are encouraged to live healthier in body, soul and spirit because we know we need whatever resources we have to fulfill our life’s purpose.

This is one song I’ve been listening lately which reminds me that we are made for more than ordinary lives – we are made not just to survive. I hope you get inspired as you listen to the song.

3 Ways to Take Care of Our Mental Health

According to the Mental Health Foundation: “Mental health¬†problems are one of the¬†main causes of the overall¬†disease burden¬†worldwide.”¬†The Foundation also noted from its sources that “1 in 6¬†people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem.” ¬†

These facts point out to us how prevalent mental health problems are today. And while these facts are alarming, I do believe that we can also do something to ensure that we and our loved ones can aim for as well as maintain sound mental health. Here are 3 ways which I believe could help us to journey towards a healthy mental state:

1. Take care of yourself. This may sound very basic but I think this is key in keeping ourselves healthy in all aspects of our lives, including mentally. We need to get enough rest and sleep, eat well and live an active lifestyle.

2. Maintain healthy relationships. How is your relationship with your family, loved ones? Are you asking:is love enough in your relationship? Unresolved issues in the family and your loved ones can be a burden emotionally, mentally. We need to face such issues; we also need to nurture these relationships for our good and for their good.

3. Avail of counselling and therapy. We are not meant to carry our burdens alone. Consider getting counselling or therapy during times of challenges, crisis. Nowadays, you can even avail of online therapy. You can no longer say then that you do not have time to go out and get some therapy. You can now access online therapy from your office, from your home.

May it be indeed that we take care of ourselves: physically, emotionally. spiritually and yes, mentally. When we take care of our bodies, our minds, our hearts – we are able to continue living with passion and with purpose.