By taking the time out for myself and doing these simple acts of self-care you, I am no longer unfulfilled, exhausted, running around in a frantic state or on auto-pilot. Instead, I am present, I feel connected to myself, and those around me and for the first time feel like I am living life on purpose.
When you are stressed out, your juju is one of the first things to go. You feel less positive and energetic. You are less open and receptive, more reactive and critical about everything around you. And the less good juju you have, the more vulnerable you become to stress's physiological effects.
Here's a challenge: name the word and/or action that will get you through your own slump. Write it down (and share it below!). Put it where you'll see it. Look at it again and again. Take it in. Own it. Complete it. Be it. Repeat it. When you do, you'll blow beyond your negative self-perceptions and external projections, fixing your gaze instead on powerful truths inside you.
Many people who struggle with stress, mental illness or sub-optimal mental health lack the time and finances to engage in weekly therapy or ongoing me...
Patient: "Doctor, I don't feel well, and I'm not sure why." Doctor: "I want you to meditate for 20 minutes twice a day, exercise for at least 30 min...
Taking care of oneself is a learned act that requires purpose and patience. As a college student, I have had to develop tactics to successfully navigate being in a stressful environment. Ultimately, I've learned that taking care of yourself and listening to what your body needs is rule number one.
The way we work is broken when scores of talented people can't attend to their basic human needs. Until the larger systemic issues are fixed, these and other stories continue to push me to create stress-relief strategies that can actually be incorporated in your super-hectic day. Here are 10 such strategies to try when you have five minutes or less.
Become your biggest supporter, not your own worst enemy. When you begin to acknowledge your capabilities, self-worth, others will join the team! Failure is inevitable and is a part of everyone's journey and it's up to you to take it in stride, accept the lesson and let go.
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I teach people how to meditate and the most common statement I hear them utter is: I must not be very good at this. I just can't seem to do it right. My mind keeps wandering! Actually, hearing them say this always makes me smile. Because, guess what? This is actually a sign that they are doing it exactly right!
Stress used to be the domain of older teens aiming for highly ranked colleges. But these days, even the youngest children in my psychology practice are complaining about trouble falling asleep, stomachaches, fears of making mistakes or doing badly on tests.
I used to be one of those stressed out people until I incorporated five simple habit shifts and my life changed for good.
More and more we hear about the benefits of getting a good night's sleep... and the harmful consequences of not getting one. (Of course, many of us d...
There are powerful cultural factors equating self-worth and identity to job status and material wealth. But researchers note religious communities may provide several sources of support that buffer the effects of financial crises such as joblessness.
When we start practicing this with simple things -- everyday things that aren't emotionally charged -- we make it easier to do when we need help with big things, or when we need to be vulnerable about big things. Asking other people for help isn't being a burden; it's part of making the world a better place.
There are people in the world who, outwardly, seem to be doing quite well, and yet inwardly are living an unhappy life encumbered by stress, health problems, and family dysfunction. Conversely, there are people who are far from wealthy, yet they're joyful, at peace, and buoyed by the love they give and receive.