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Radio programme and interview – via Soundcloud
OPENING: Hello. I’m Beverly Goldsmith. Welcome to Spirituality and Health Connect – a weekly program full of tips and ideas to help you live a happy, healthy life. Today’s topic is, Have a reason to get out of bed! It’s good for your health.
What makes you get out of bed in the morning? Is it a job, something you’re looking forward to doing, or being useful to others? Having a reason to get out of bed is a huge motivational force to live life, and this is good for your health.
I once found a plaque in a gift shop that amusingly described our outlook on life at different stages. It said: “Youth looks ahead. Old age looks back. Middle age looks worried.”
BE YOUTHFUL. LOOK OPTIMISTICALLY AHEAD.
People with “youthful thinking” happily get out of bed each day. They’re hopeful and excited about life. They don’t have time to be depressed or sick. They look ahead. This state of mind is present at every age.
So try these youthful TIPS:
– Be enthusiastic. Have a zest for life. Look forward to being busy, doing interesting things.
– Be optimistic – hopeful, positive. Contemplate what good things life might hold for you.
– Nurture a youthful “look-ahead” outlook on life.
SAY NO TO A “MIDLIFE CRISIS”.
Apparently, people with “middle-age” thinking often question their reasons for getting out of bed. They doubt if they’re making the most of present opportunities, worry about the ones they’ve missed and are anxious about their future. Such thinking has been described as a ‘midlife crisis’.
Here are TIPS to beat the mid-life blues.
– Live in the ‘here and now’. Make the most of opportunities that exist.
– Don’t ruminate or speculate about the what ifs, buts, or maybes.
– Keep a strong sense of purpose in life.
– Expect to have exciting future goals and pleasant life-experiences.
– Follow this advice in Mary Baker Eddy’s book, Science and Health. “Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts.” p.261
OVERCOME OLD AGE
Old-age thinking, can be described as living in the past, recalling occasions for sadness or regret, or, no longer wanting a reason to get out of bed.
So here are some TIPS to overcome old-age thinking:
– Revitalize mental buoyancy and live life to its fullest.
– Cease dwelling on past hurts or mistakes. Learn to forgive and forget.
– Cultivate a “divine spark”. Hold onto it. This helps you live a long and healthy life.
– Keep your spiritual “pilot light” going by religious practice, belief or attendance.
– Find a reason to get out of bed and enjoy each day with energy and conviction. Doing so is good for your health.
CLOSING: Well that’s it for this week. For more tips and ideas to help you live a happy, healthy life, go to SoundCloud. I’m Beverly Goldsmith – practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing. Thanks for joining me.
I’m a professional Christian Science Practitioner and Teacher. Through my prayer-based practice, I help people find happiness, health and healing. As a writer on the connection between spirituality and health I share inspiring can-do tips and ideas.