As we are in the green old age, life pressures may begin to dawn on us as we start to plan for the days ahead. Perhaps we are well-prepared, and your finances have already been sorted. However, finding a routine or activities to do as well as spending time with family members day in and out can be counted as sources of pressure. The greatest worry is when we are not yet financially prepared for retirement, but the age of retirement is fast coming. What would we do without an income? Especially when our kids still depend on us. What should we do? It may appear that our health is going downhill, and we have no idea whether it is serious or not. Obviously, we do not want others to get worried. What should we do? When all these pressures add up, our emotion may be affected. If we do not tackle these situations, it may worsen with time.
On the other hand, many people who take care of their old folks in the family say that they are mentally and emotionally disturbed. They do not know how to make themselves feel less depressed, nor do they know where to seek help.
First of all, we would like to share with you how, under normal circumstances, we can make ourselves feel better when we are the pressures of life are seemingly too overwhelming. These are some perspectives that you could adopt to allow yourself to appreciate life and alleviate some of the hardships you may be facing.
There is nothing wrong about expressing, let alone feeling emotions, and if only we can face it properly, it can become our own drive. If you wish to know more about various emotional problems which you may encounter at later stages in life, you may go to the section on “Sharing from Experts”. There is a special feature written by Dr Gabriel Yu, a psychogeriatric specialist, where you can read more about the causes of emotional problems and how to deal with them.
A discussion corner is found on this page, and readers are free to share their experiences there.