Living Well

Learning to let go of pain and despair

Bad memories bring no joy, yet our minds are inclined to dwell on them. To fight this, we must develop mental resilience

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I cancelled my annual travel insurance recently, as I have no idea when I will be able to go on a vacation overseas.

I used to make about six overseas trips a year, mostly over long weekends, hopping over to Phuket or Penang. A feeling of sadness descends upon me as thoughts of no longer being able to travel linger in my mind. I miss travelling.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 03, 2020, with the headline Learning to let go of pain and despair . Subscribe