Are you at a crossroad in your life? Looking for your Ikigai?
PEOPLE IN TRANSITION
Stages of transition:
1) Love the pay, hate the job
2) Lack clarity of who they are
4) Search for meaning in life
5) Empty Nest Syndrome
6) Reinventing Self
REINVENT YOURSELF WITH IKIGAI IN BLUE ZONES
Dealing with life transitions can be daunting, confusing, disruptive and some times depressing. Life transitions could come in the form of retrenchments, retirement, empty nest syndrome, divorced, widowed, to name a few. Not preparing for our retirement can throw our family life into disarray. These are some of the transitions people grapple with.
Feelings of guilt, anger, heartaches, disappointments are common daily negative emotions. These negative emotions erode confidence, cause irrational decision making. Yet, in the right context, these feelings are completely natural. It is very common for people to lack clarity in life direction during these period of time. Self-esteem plummet causing confusion, sometimes caught in a stuck state, one might not really know where to go. To get out of a stuck state, one needs to have tools and techniques to refocus on what matters. Strategies to reach out and connect with positive people to embrace change, increase confidence and believe that you can have a fulfilling satisfied life.
The Japanese concept, Ikigai, is a journey where one finds meaning and purpose to wake up in the morning. No matter what transition we are going through, using this concept of Ikigai, could help us reinvent ourselves to find out what matters most to us. Help us to think differently, shift our mindset and embrace change by first being aware, adjust and adapt;
Most importantly, get out of our comfort zone to do things differently to create new possibilities.
MISSION: To inspire and empower people in transitional phases of their lives to live their values, embrace change and celebrate Life; Be happier and healthier, at peace with who they are and who they want to become.
Add value to Self and Others
Build Self-Belief and Confidence
Connection and Collaboration
Ikigai means life’s journey towards fulfilment and value, create new possibilities with a sense of purpose.
Blue Zones - Countries where people live longer, healthier and happier.
Set goals that aligns with your own values to have peace and joy
Shared values - Inspire, empower, support and encourage each other
Cultivate Growth Mindset environment for adding value, building self belief, confidence and connection.
Enjoy Educational, Engaging and Empowering practical activities to be fitter, healthier and happier.
It’s a journey and not a destination. Each milestone is celebrated as a journey of success.
I am more aware, even when I don't do the right thing, I am also aware. I respond more than react to situations. Ageing was never in my mind, now I have a choice on how I want to age. It has opened a new world for me. Instead of winding down when we age, which is an auto-pilot process and think of ageing as downhill. I now rewire myself on how I want to age gracefully and with ease. Reinventing my self is empowering, when I know where I am going, who I want to be, what I want to do. I wake up with a purpose, living well and with the right tribe. - Vella Koh
What is Ikigai?
Ikigai is a Japanese concept translating to "reason for being". The word Ikigai is usually used to indicate the source of value in one's life or the things that make one's life worthwhile.
What are Blue Zones?
Coined by then National Geographic explorer and journalist Dan Buettner, Blue Zones refer to regions of the world where people live much longer than average. The following is a simple infographic on the core principles of the Blue Zones Project that can be applied for a longer, healthier and happier life.