Manage Boston Greet Your Aging With Energy and Openness, and Avoid These 3 Time Traps

Greeting the transitions of aging is a topic that brings up lots of different feelings for people. Because of that complexity, this can be a topic that writers sometimes shy away from.Indeed, ours is not a culture that is welcoming of the aging process. In part that’s because, wrapped in the process of aging, is the fact of human mortality. But the reality is that denial never helps. And once you step past denial and embrace the fact of aging, you discover that there are few things as rewarding as:

Finding time to accommodate changes as you age, and

Finding time to achieve true contentment as you grow to meet these essential challenges.

Aging probably shouldn’t be a surprise — but it truly is, for many of us.Intellectually, you know that with each birthday you grow older. However, some of the consequences of growing older can creep up on you, giving you an emotional jolt and leaving you without a plan, or even without the time required to make the necessary adjustments. When you find yourself in that spot, you know you’ve fallen into a time trap!

For example – does it seem that, as you age, projects ‘suddenly’ take much longer to complete? Of course, the slowdown has actually been occurring gradually over some period of time. But your realization of the reality of slowing down can seem to come out of the blue.The challenge, when you find yourself in this kind of a situation is to avoid three types of reactions that are really Time Traps because they keep you from living your moments as fully as possible:

First, avoid denial. It is tempting, when you first realize that it takes you longer to complete a task, to think this is a one-time occurrence and that if you simply focus and work harder, your original efficiency will return. It’s a time trap to behave as if something is going to return to the way it was when it probably won’t.

Second, avoid becoming entrenched in anger and frustration. This is a natural initial response, but as you grow angrier and more frustrated, you also become slower and less accurate. This time trap creates a vicious cycle in which your frustration grows as your efficiency and effectiveness dwindle.

Third, don’t remain mired in sadness. It is important, of course, to grieve the loss of your former level of efficiency as you work to embrace your new reality. By acknowledging and accepting this, you gain clarity about your options. Expressing your grief is one of the most freeing, cleansing, and deepening experiences that you can give yourself. The time trap comes into it if your grief is persistent and debilitating.

The difficulty that accompanies denial, chronic resentment, or despondency is that these responses limit your ability to make functional and appropriate time choices.

A much more fruitful and enriching path is to take the heart-based time management approach. Acknowledge your feelings of loss, and express them in appropriate ways within appropriate contexts. Then prepare to resolve the issues that arise. This balanced approach will keep you grounded and aware. It will enable you to maintain clarity and problem-solve effectively, to move forward, and to feel good about what you accomplish.That is your challenge as you greet your aging and avoid the time traps that can accompany this process – or really any process that involves loss! (And really, when you step back and think about it, this applies to ANY change – where there are always gains and losses… things to greet and things to grieve.)So, how are you greeting your aging – or other changes that you may be challenged by? Drop me a line… I’d love to hear your challenges, questions, and successes!

How To Make Mixed Netball Games More Interesting

There are numerous team sports individuals can opt for. However, not all games can be played by both men and women. Because of this, more and more individuals are now playing mixed netball.

Mixed netball is a sport wherein both males and females can participate. This is why, this game is interesting. Luckily, individuals can make games more interesting by considering these factors.

Search for unique locations

One of the best ways that individuals can do to make their netball games more interesting is to search for unique locations. As of now, individuals can play netball indoors and outdoors. Not to mention, there are also different types of courts to play on. Thus, it is best that you find the right court for your games. When searching for a location, it is important to consider certain factors. For one, it is best that you look for netball courts that are situated near establishments and transportation links. By doing so, you are sure that individuals who will be participating in the game can attend on time.

Find athletic members

When planning to play netball games, it is also important that you have a team that is consisted by athletic members. When it comes to sports, individuals commonly search for male members since they are more competitive and skillful. However, when it comes to netball, individuals can find reliable female members who have the same skills and competitiveness as males. As a result, they can create a stronger team, which can make mixed netball games more interesting.

Play with competitive teams

Another way to make mixed netball games more interesting is by playing with competitive team. In certain countries, netball is becoming popular. Thus, there are numerous teams you can play with. These teams are consisted by reliable players who can push your team to the limit, which can also increase the excitement of games as well as your physical and mental abilities.

Join a netball organization

Finally, individuals can make mixed netball games by joining in an organization. Of course, you can find other teams that will play with you, but if you are looking for competitive games, it is best to join in organizations. With this, your team can participate in seasonal games. Your team can also play on different venues. And, you can also improve your team since organizations have coaches who are willing to help team to become stronger.