Wednesday, 5 February 2020

5 minute tips for your heart

Here’s the last in the series – we’ve looked, thanks to Dr Chaterjee at Mind and Body and here’s some five minute tips for your heart 

Remember – the aim is one of each (Mind, Body and Heart) 5 times a week 


This is all about the power of connection

Try talking to a stranger – the lady at the checkout, the person looking a bit lost in the supermarket (I’ve tried it – no one thinks you’re mad and if they don’t want to chat – they won’t – but I talked to a woman and said that I thought her outfit was awesome and she said I had made her day – she hadn’t been a bit sure about wearing it and was so pleased – I felt good and so did she!)

Write down five things you love about someone who is close to you.  Dr Chatterjee says that his patients feel happier, calmer, less resentful and more patient when they do this – give it a try – what have you got to lose?!

Have a cup of tea with a friend – give them your attention – no phones, no TV – just chat to them – it feeds your heart

And of course -  do a RAK – a Random Act of Kindness – help that older person with his tray in the cafĂ© – that young mother struggling with her shopping and her crying child. There is always something you can do to help someone everyday – you might have to step out of your comfort  zone – but I can guarantee that it will be worth it.  

There are lots more ideas in the book – we’re not on a commission but I really do recommend that you buy it –

Five minutes – three times a day – its got to be worth it !