When the weather is cold and the skies are dark and cloudy, I always start to feel down, despondent and all I want to do is hibernate away from the world. If you struggle with gloomy feelings during the winter, like I do, you are not alone, many people suffer from winter blues or SAD … Continue reading Tips to Avoid the Winter Blues
It can be difficult to do anything with your normal passion and excitement if you are feeling anxious. Anxiety can squelch your motivation and control your life – if you let it. If you have experienced an anxiety attack, you may be fearful of having another one, but living in such fear means you are … Continue reading Conquering Anxiety With Affirmations
It's easy to get caught up in planning your future. Planning for a secure and happy future is an important undertaking, but too much attention to a time that is yet to come can greatly inhibit your ability to focus on the here and now. Right now, at this very moment, you can begin to enjoy your everyday life that is currently flashing unnoticed right before your eyes. Let the future come naturally and live joyfully and willingly in the present moment! Consider these five reasons that you should start living in the here and now:
Anxiety and worry can take over our life if we allow it to. Whether we like it or not, constant stress and worry can physically make us sick. The good news through my experience of dealing with my own anxiety I have found there are ways to help alleviate anxiety. The first step is to figure out exactly what you're stressing about. Is it something you can change? Is it something you have no control over? By determining the root of your anxiety, you can better understand how you can overcome it.
Does clutter or dirt around the house nag at you mentally, adding item after item to your to-do list? Have you ever noticed how much more relaxed you feel when you come home to a tidy house? To lift your spirits and feel like your home is your sanctuary, consider these ideas:
Does life seem to be a struggle for you? Do you feel overwhelmed and frustrated much of the time? Do you wish you could experience something better? Fortunately, you can enjoy the exciting life you deserve. Success is available to you despite challenging circumstances. It's important to remember, also, that your self-worth is not defined … Continue reading Discovering Your Self-Worth Despite Challenging Circumstances
A panic attack can feel terrifying. I often feel like I am going to die when I have my panic attacks. Although my panic attacks are unpleasant, I know deep down that they are harmless. Over the years I have learnt that panic attacks are something my mind and body creates and I have the power power to lessen and eliminate my attacks. If panic attacks are controlling your life, you too can regain that control.
You wake up in the early hours with your heart racing. You have a pit in your stomach. You feel restless, light-headed, and hot. Your mind starts to race, and before you know it, you’re worrying about the list of things that need to be done, a upcoming meeting or an event you are going to. Though mind and body reactions may vary, these symptoms are often an indication of anxiety.
Do you feel a strong need to pick your skin, pull your hair or bite your nails? Nervous habits such as these can also be called Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviours or BFRBs for short and can individually or collectively be detrimental to our body, daily life and self-esteem.