Professional Relaxation Therapist (MASC, BSYA) and founder of The Healing Yurt in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Using guided imagery, therapeutic music and aromatherapy to relieve stress in the most relaxing room on earth!
The 82 year-old laughed as she told me “I’m too old to use a computer.”
It got me thinking about how I know people
in their nineties who can easily navigate around an android tablet, a laptop or
Age has nothing to do with it. Hers was a
To put it bluntly, some people choose to adapt to new circumstances and accept the adventure of changing times, whilst others, well, they just make excuses.
There are areas of life where most of us
make excuses here and there. I know I do sometimes.
But there are times when self-imposed
restrictions limit our joy in life. They can hold us back – or worse, make us
feel a little bit less valuable than other people. We could feel left out of
modern life, as did the 82 year-old I mentioned.
When you sense self-imposed restrictions in
yourself, it may be worthwhile to acknowledge these and ask whether it’s really
helpful or not to impose these restrictions. What might you gain by loosening
up on the “I can’ts” a bit?
I’m happy to say that the 82 year-old now
enjoys her android tablet and is a Candy Crush Saga addict!
So, unleash yourself from any useless
Downing margaritas on the beach for a week has never been my favourite way to spend a vacation. My whale-belly-white skin could never tolerate it. Besides, I prefer adventures off the beaten path, usually out of range of any wi-fi or data service.
All of us experience these types of negative self-talk from time to time. Things like “I should have known better!” and “I’m such an idiot”. That’s why positive self-talk is so important. Learning to build ourselves up and be our own cheerleader can really create a positive change in thinking. Continue reading “Positive self-talk using guided imagery”