“In the end, just three things matter: How well we have lived. How well we have loved. How well we have learned to let go.” Jack Kornfield
These are things we can all work on to ensure optimal wellbeing.
Our wellbeing includes seeing how much better we can be today compared to yesterday with curiosity and non-judgment. By being curious, we open ourselves up to the possibility of creating a better life for ourselves and loved ones (and everyone else we come into contact with). The non-judgment helps in being kind to yourself so you are better able to love yourself and everything around you.
Observing how we are with our loved ones and being grateful for the time with them. Truly being in the moment and appreciating the time remembering how precious life and time are as you cannot buy more.
Being present and letting go of those things that niggle and nag. Your wellbeing will be out of whack if you let everything bother you. You will also be less able to see the good and all of the things you have to be grateful for if you.
It is challenging to be perfect at managing all three of the above and that is okay (part of the letting go).
Likely a great deal of it is dependent on your self care regime. For example: reflect on how much sleep and exercise you are getting as well as what your eating habits are. It is important to check in with yourself and take these into account when assessing your wellbeing. Self care isn’t just about sleep, exercise and food. Critical to your wellbeing is also tapping into your inner knowing so you are able to give yourself what you need and everyone has their own specific needs.
If you aren’t sure what you need, find some space to sit quietly (even for five minutes). Maybe light a candle and play some soft music. Close or soft focus your eyes and then ask yourself, what is it that I need. Allow what comes to come.
The more you can practice being with yourself and asking for your inner knowing, the easier it will become to tap into it and take care of your wellbeing.