While depression is a serious illness, you can fight back against it and win if you know what to do when it strikes. If your depression is severe, however, it's important to seek the advice from your doctor. Most people with depression, though, have a mild to moderate form, and they can do a lot … Continue reading Quick Tips to Battle Depression
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.
It’s important to understand that you don’t need to exercise for an hour a day or go to the gym lifting weights. This isn’t what self-care for the body is all about.
When it comes to exercise, it all starts with a good attitude and a little bit of action each day. It's a common misconception to believe that you need to engage in strict dieting or lengthy and vigorous exercise routines in order to stay in shape. It simply isn't true!
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.
As mums, everyday we are juggling responsibilities at home and work, which often results not being able to find the time to drink a hot cup of tea let alone finding time to sit down and meditate. While we are trying to organise our days, we can still start living more meditatively right now.
One of our bodies reactions to fear and anxiety is muscle tension. This can result in feeling "tense" or can lead to muscle aches and pains, as well as leaving some people feeling exhausted. Think about how you respond to anxiety. Do you "tense up"when you feel anxious? Muscle relaxation can be particularly helpful in cases where anxiety is especially associated to muscle tension.
In fact more and more people are reporting they are feeling more and more tired because the environment we live in has changed but the human body has not changed at all! Now this could be because modern technology is the ‘new convenience’ but at the same time it causes a consistent amount of distractions which results in relaxation time (or down time) for our mind, body and spirit a thing of rarity.
Do you enjoy eating a bag of crisps, bar of chocolate, slice of cake or half a tub of ice cream when you are feeling sad, stressed, anxious, angry, lonely or bored? Turning to food when we are feeling these emotions, is known as emotional eating because instead of turning to food to satisfy our hunger, we are turning to food to feel some sense of comfort. But the down side of turning to food for comfort, we generally feel worse and guilty, because the original emotions that we were feeling are still there after the feeling of comfort has long gone. These food cravings we have, when we are looking for comfort can seem to leave us powerless but there is an answer and a way to stop ourselves from emotionally eating.
Self love is one of the most important things we can do in our lives but it is also one of the biggest aspects we all tend to over look, time and time again, because of all the complications that our lives are full off, we forget to give ourselves any special treatment.