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3 Strategies to help you cope with sorrow and tragedy

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By US Desk
Fri, 01, 21

The cosy Scandinavian concept of hygge has become popular around the world in recent years, but during long winters there is another idea that helps with the wellbeing of Nordic people...

BITS 'N' PIECES

1-Accept that sorrow is part of life.

Suffering is part of every human existence, and acknowledging this can help you from feeling alone.

2- Choose where you’re directing your attention.

Intentionally seeking out what’s good in your life can lower your stress and increase gratitude.

3- Ask yourself: “Is what I’m doing helping me or harming me?”

Reframing from even the smallest harmful actions is an act of kindness to yourself.

The Scandinavian way to tackle winter

The cosy Scandinavian concept of hygge has become popular around the world in recent years, but during long winters there is another idea that helps with the wellbeing of Nordic people. Friluftsliv is a philosophy that was first popularised in Nordic culture in the 1800s, and appeared in a poem by Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen.

Friluftsliv is a word used by Swedes, Danes and Norwegians. It translates literally as ‘fresh-air life’, and is all about embracing the great outdoors whatever the weather, being active, and immersing yourself in nature.

Scandinavians spend time outdoors no matter what season it is. Many find it helps their sense of wellbeing. They believe stepping outside from the city and going back to nature really makes one feel better.”

3 Questions to ask yourself for a New Year

How do I want to feel?

Try to get specific. If it’s “happy,” is it about laughter and smiled, or calm sense of contentment?

What I want to do more?

When you look back on the last year, have you made time for yourself? Have you done what your truly yearned to do?

What I want to do less?

What frustrates you or feels like a waste of time? Consider how you can spend less time on it or make it more enoyable.