Cope with the Moment

26 May Cope with the Moment

“You can always cope with the present moment, but you cannot cope with something that is only a projection – you cannot cope with the future.” ~Eckhart Tolle

 

As Queen Elizabeth pays her visits to victims in the hospital, the world is still reeling from this week’s Manchester bombing. We’re taking this time to send, love, peace, thoughts and prayers to the victims and their families. And take some time for yourself to cope with the news.

 

This week invokes adaptability and mindfulness, since we never know exactly what the future will hold. We can all harness some healthy perspective. Learn more about simple ways to relax your body and mind:

 

1) Regular exercise is one of the best ways to manage stress. Walking is a great way to get started. I also love Zumba as a fun way to exercise body and mind. Stretching can also relieve muscle and mental tension.

 

2) Breathing exercises can help relieve stress as well.

Belly breathing relaxing and an effortless way to refresh your perspective. Try this basic exercise to relax or relieve stress.
> Sit or lie flat in a comfortable position.
> Put one hand on your belly just below your ribs and the other hand on your chest.
> Take a deep breath in through your nose, and let your belly push your hand out. Your chest should not move.
> Breathe out through pursed lips as if you were whistling. Feel the hand on your belly go in, and use it to push all the air out.
> Do this breathing 3 to 10 times. Take your time with each breath.
> Notice how you feel at the end of the exercise.

 

3) Write or paint. Getting your feelings on paper or on canvas can settle your mind and help heal the discontent and heartbreak while the bombing is still in the news. #Manchesterstrong

 

And as the quote above suggests, we cannot cope with the future until it exists. We cannot live in fear or stay inside or away from the concerts that bring fun into our lives.

 

We wish you the best this week in hope and in coping. We’ll be back next week to continue the journey in Champion Choices.

 

Thank you for reading and we welcome your comments below.

 

Cheers & fair winds,
Akasha Garnier
Author, Branding Expert, Producer
http://www.akashagarnier.com for The Wishwall Foundation

 

[Photo: NBC News, The Empire State building going dark in Manchester solidarity.]

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5 Comments
  • Steinwein Randberg
    Posted at 12:25h, 27 May Reply

    Hi Simo,

    Thank you for sharing an d reminding us to live in the moment.

    The devastating shock of the attack is still reverbrating here. It is so unsettling.

    I’m going to heed your advice and take some time to calm my mind.

  • Rosaline
    Posted at 21:34h, 27 May Reply

    Yes it is true we cannot control the future but whatever the future briings we always have our locus of control.

    It has been an incredibly difficult week for everyone in the nation but we should always remember we are greater than what ever comes our way.
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    Thank you for the tips to help one cope with this great loss. My favorite is the breathing exercise .

  • Elai R.
    Posted at 21:45h, 27 May Reply

    Hi Simo,

    I have found walking a great stress reliever and in this time of national mourning it has even become more helpful.

    Taking a walk clears my head and helps me keep up my mood.
    Thank you for sharing this.. This moment calls for our collective efforts to pull each of us through this dark period.

  • Amelia S.
    Posted at 21:51h, 27 May Reply

    The human spirit has always risen above whatever adversity life throws at it. we will overcome this too!

    Thank you Simo, for doing your bit in lifting the spirit of the nation and keeping hopes high.

    Exercises especially the breathing exercise is recommended to help keep stress level low.

    My condolences to the families of those who lost their lost ones in this tragic event and to the UK people know that our thoughts are with you.

  • Katrina
    Posted at 21:59h, 27 May Reply

    Hey Simo,

    It’s been quite a difficult week for everyone. But we will conquer this evil!

    Exercise provides a means of venting pent up emotional stress. Breathing Exercise for one is good for calming the mind.

    I have always taken part in breathing exercise with my partner. thanks for sharing!

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