The escalating inflation, skyrocketing property prices, impending GST hikes, lurking dengue virus, the mutating COVID-19 virus, the horrible Russian-Ukraine war… The world has gone bonkers, hasn’t it? In the midst of all the chaos, I often wish times are simpler. However, I have realised that there is no use fretting over issues that we have no control over and allowing them to take over our lives.
When Life gets overwhelming, breathe. What's left is taking care of our own needs and practising mindfulness and self-care. The concept of self-care – the act of protecting our sanity and mental wellness –is not new. Often, it involves carving out some me-time or downtime for reflection or simply enjoying the concept of Il Dolce Far Niente – also known as the Italian art of doing nothing or enjoying the sweetness of doing nothing.
Should you wish to fully embrace the concept of taking care of your mental wellness, below is a list of activities and workshops you can try as you take the first step in taking care of yourself.
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Jai Hindley remains three seconds behind leader and race favourite Richard Carapaz after a tough 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia, which was won by Santiago Buitrago.Hindley (BORA-Hansgrohe), the 2020 runner-up, and Carapaz (Ineos Grenadiers) crossed the line together at the end of the 168km route from Ponte di Legno to Lavarone, which packed in almost 4,000m of climbing.
More than a dozen people have been killed and wounded in a series of explosions that targeted civilians in the Afghan capital and the country's northern province of Balkh, officials said.An explosion targeted worshippers inside Hazrat Zakarya mosque in Kabul, police spokesperson Khalid Zadran said on Wednesday.
The 18-year-old gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers at a Texas school barricaded himself inside a single classroom and "began shooting anyone that was in his way", authorities say, as they detail the latest mass killing to rock the US.Law enforcement officers eventually broke into the classroom and killed the gunman, who used an AR-style rifle.
American teenager Coco Gauff, the youngest woman left in the singles draw, moved into the third round of the French Open after beating Alison van Uytvanck.The 18-year-old Gauff is trying to improve on her quarter-final run at Roland Garros last year - her best result at a major.
US stock indexes have shaken off early weakness to trade higher as growth stocks rallied, with investors awaiting minutes from the Federal Reserve's May meeting for clues on the path of its policy tightening.The central bank had at its May 3-4 meeting increased interest rates by half a percentage point, the biggest jump in 22 years.
Jason Kubler's French Open adventure is over, strangled along with the rest of the Australian men's singles challenge at Roland Garros.Queensland's last man standing, who'd enjoyed a hair-raising ride through Paris qualifying, found Britain's new big hope Cameron Norrie a barrier too far as he was squeezed out 6-3 6-4 6-3 in Wednesday's second-round clash.
Barcelona survived a mighty scare as they were forced to come from behind to claim a 3-2 friendly victory against the A-League All Stars.In front of 70,174 fans - mostly of a Barcelona persuasion - the Dwight Yorke-coached All Stars claimed an unlikely 2-1 lead in the second half before being pegged back twice in the final 20 minutes on Wednesday.
Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp will not be thinking about his side's 2018 final defeat to Real Madrid when he comes up against the record 13-times winners again in Saturday's Champions League showpiece.Liverpool lost 3-1 to Madrid in Kiev in 2018 with German goalkeeper Loris Karius suffering a nightmare game.
Chelsea super striker Sam Kerr has won the Women's Super League Player of the Year award to cap off a memorable season.The Matildas captain was the firm favourite to take out the gong after being named the UK Football Writers' top player last month.
A joint session of Philippines Congress has declared Ferdinand Marcos Jr, the son and namesake of the notorious late dictator, the winner of this month's election and confirmed he will become the country's next president.The proclamation on Wednesday formalises the once unimaginable return to power of the country's most famous political dynasty, after a 1986 "people power" revolt drove the Marcoses from the presidential palace and into exile in Hawaii.
Chinese officials have pre-written joint communiques to be issued after upcoming planned meetings with Pacific island nations, pledging stronger security arrangements and cooperation to exploit marine resources.The pre-determined outcome of the meetings scheduled for Monday adds an assertive new layer to China's expansion into the Pacific that includes a new security pact with Solomon Islands, a move that has triggered concern in Australia and its major allies including the United States.
A "humbled" Boris Johnson says he takes full responsibility after a damning official report detailed a series of illegal alcohol-fuelled parties at the British prime minister's Downing Street office during COVID-19 lockdowns.Johnson has faced repeated calls to resign from opposition politicians and some in his own party after it was revealed both he and officials had broken the rules that meant people could not socialise outside their households or even, in many cases, attend funerals for loved
Seventy six people were missing after a crowded boat of migrants sank off the coast of Tunisia, the International Organisation for Migration says, as the numbers risking the dangerous crossing to Europe increase.The IOM on Wednesday said 24 people had been rescued from the boat, which had departed from the beaches of Zawara in Libya and sank off the coast of Sfax.
Pope Francis says he is "heartbroken" by the shooting at a school in Texas that killed at least 19 children and two teachers, calling for greater controls on weapons.The crowd in St Peter's Square for his weekly general audience on Wednesday applauded his appeal, made a day after worst school shooting in the United States in nearly a decade.
China's COVID-hit capital Beijing has further tightened its dragnet on the virus with zero community transmission the target, punishing workplaces that flout rules or circumvent curbs and imploring residents to police their own movements.Since late April, the city of 22 million people has wrestled with dozens of new cases a day.
Queensland don't know whether to pack for two days or 10 but are ready for anything at the pointy end of the Super Rugby Pacific season.Sitting seventh on the ladder heading into the final round, the Reds fly to Christchurch to take on the second-placed Crusaders.
A woman who was brutally beaten after watching a man murder her partner inside their home has described how the killer requested a handshake to get him to open the door.Biannca Edmunds, 34, has been accused of directing her husband to kill her former partner Michael Caposiena due to a dispute over their child.
The father of a 17-year-old fatally stabbed in 2019 says the long wait for a verdict will be "even worse" than enduring an eight-day trial of three teens accused of being in a fight that led to his son's death.Justice Soraya Ryan has retired to consider a verdict in the judge-only Brisbane Supreme Court trial but warned on Wednesday that it would take at least a month.