As the most wonderful time of year fast approaches, some of us aren’t feeling all that festive. It’s not that we particularly lack holiday spirit: we just can’t seem to get in that festive mood. [Read more…] about Are You Going Through the Holiday Blues, or Is It Something Else?
Stress is no joke. It can negatively impact a person’s health, ability to concentrate, and personal relationships. It can also be a significant factor in the onset of mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety disorders. Recent studies have shown that as many as 1 in 4 adults are affected by anxiety or stress disorder in any given year and that these diseases are rapidly increasing among college students today. However, there are simple and natural ways to manage stress and anxiety beyond the pharmaceutical approach. [Read more…] about Natural Ways to Manage Stress and Anxiety
Everyone feels down from time to time. That’s life. But what happens when certain situations become so overwhelming that you feel yourself falling into despair? Is it possible for a single occurrence in our lives to drive us to depression?[Read more…] about Feeling Down Lately? It Might Be Situational Depression
One of the most common mood disorders worldwide that people deal with is anxiety. Anxiety can affect you, whether you’re a stay-at-home, busy young professional, or a senior living out their golden years. While it’s tempting to run straight to a psychiatrist and get prescribed pharmaceuticals that will instantly take your worries away, there are natural methods that could work just as well for you – not to mention are non-addictive. Self-help tips to beat anxiety abound online and from well-meaning loved ones worth heading. At the same time, if your anxiety is affecting you on a daily basis, it’s worth adding supplements that have been shown to reduce anxiety to help get you over the hump. Let’s look at these supplements and how they can help you. [Read more…] about 5 Supplements That May Help Your Anxiety
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We all have off days where nothing seems to go right and it’s a struggle to keep negative thinking at bay. It can be tempting to resort to creative comforts like chocolate or a glass of wine at the end of a bad day, to make us feel better. Instead, let’s look at some quick and easy ways to lift your spirits and give yourself a feel-good boost – without resorting to unhealthy habits.
I’ve written several times on the Daily Mind about how I find it a constant challenge to maintain a positive outlook and keep negativity at bay. There are several tools I use in my daily quest to remain upbeat, and one of my favourites is visualization. Over the years I’ve learnt that visualization can be a powerful weapon in keeping stress and depression in check whilst training your mind to become more focused on the positive aspects of life. In this blog post, I’m going to share some of my favourite visualization exercises for aiding relaxation, beating anxiety and boosting self-confidence.[Read more…] about The Power of Visualization