Live Well and Love Life

Life is for living, so the old saying goes. And if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. Here are some oh-so-simple and pleasurable ways to leading a better life.

Don’t sweat the small stuff has always been good advice. If you find yourself worrying endlessly over a problem, remind yourself of the hours you’ve spent in the past focussing on something that turned out not to be important in the end. Ask yourself whether your current situation will still be of concern in six months, a year or five years time. No? Then why worry about it now?

Eat well, but don’t obsess over the latest diet fad. One doctor recently made headlines by saying that people were so concerned about obesity that they were becoming malnourished. Savour your food and award yourself the occasional treat too.

Make sure you get as much quality sleep as possible. Wind down properly before bed-time by switching off TV and social media at least an hour before you plan to go to bed. The blue light emitted by screens makes you more wakeful. Have a relaxing bath with your favourite scented oil in it. Once in bed, try a simple visualisation process that starts with your toes relaxing, then slowly moves up your body to the top of your head.

Have fun! Don’t hang out with people or situations that make you feel gloomy. Laughing is beneficial to health. Do things that you enjoy, whatever they may be. Playing games with family and friends, walking in the great outdoors, spending time on your favourite hobby. Enjoy life!