Maintaining a positive mindset is of paramount importance in every aspect of your life, if you value your health. Scientific studies have shown that a positive mindset increases ones health and negativity decreases it. In the worst of times, we will sit down and look at what the positive aspects are in any situation, no matter how dire it may seem at the moment.
Being appreciative, grateful, thankful (whatever word rings your bell) is something we do daily. We note different things, different moment as our day goes on.
For instance, we stopped at our local market this morning. We found the perfect parking space, I found the perfect small cart (they are a rarity and one of the items that are subject to hoarding (LOL.) All the items we needed were plentiful, and we were through the express line with only two people ahead of us...I could go on with how well our day went...but I won't bore you.
The last two years we have been practicing the medical version of TaiChi which is also refer to as Qigong. Our teacher has been focusing on strengthening the immune system as his primary objective. Although our class has been canceled, we still practice the 8 brocades (Ba Duan Jin) as they are known in China, on a daily basis, as part of our exercise practice to maintain our immune system.
I chose this simple twelve and a half minute practice for you all to follow. You can mirror it to your TV screen. Remember do not strain, do as much as your body allows. Just do it!
Spend a few moments just meditating in whatever form works for you. Pet your dog, your cat, or simply go outside and look at the sky, breathe in the fresh air...Be easy about it..
Lastly, turn off the news. They only report stuff that makes them important based on their bottom line of ad revenue.
There are two blogs that I read today that I highly recommend you read. The first is by Margaret Goss, with good news for a change, and the second is by Thomas J. Nelson. I have no idea why these blogs have not been featured yet! Both will bring a smile to your face!
And above all, remenber, the words of the Dalai Lama,
Be kind whenever possible (and that includes yourself)
It is always Possible!