When was the last time you felt lost in a sea of crap you had to get done? If you are anything like me, then
it was probably pretty recently.
The experience of being overwhelmed and feeling like there aren’t enough hours in the day is something I think we
can all relate to. In fact, we’re collectively feeling it now more than ever.
Whether it is work, home, or other commitments, feeling squeezed in life takes a toll on both the body and mind.
If you are tired of the overwhelm, then these easy steps are a must to bring you back to focused calm.
We all have an inner voice. Sometimes that voice can be really helpful and encouraging. I love those days when I wake up and my internal voice tells me I’m amazing. It pretty much guarantees a positive day. However, being human, not every day is like that. Continue reading Create Your Positive Inner Voice→
There’s an expectation that the holidays are a time for fun and joy, perfect gifts and family harmony. But for so many of us, this time of year can be really difficult. The overeating, overspending, the not so comfortable family relationships. It can be a time of real stress and sometimes loneliness.
We all experience anxiety and stress. Worry can center on relationships, money, health, work, or even things we have absolutely no control over. Those times can feel very overwhelming. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a few simple things you could do to turn down that response, letting your heart slow down and your body relax? The truth is everyone has the ability to reduce stress and anxiety. Here are some simple things you can do to unstick yourself from that old response, no matter what is going on around you. Continue reading Easy steps to turn down anxiety→
With 100,000+ hits on YouTube at last check, you may have already seen this adorable video of the little girl who is given a paperclip as a gift. Beyond being seriously cute (almost as cute as the little girl that rules my house with glitter and tutus) it has a beautiful message about gratitude. It got me thinking, why is gratitude so important? It feels good and doesn’t take much effort, but what is it affecting?
Social anxiety and shyness are not the same thing. Shyness is being uncomfortable at first in new situations, but you have the ability to warm up and be okay with that. Social anxiety is no fun. Just thinking about having to talk to or meet new people can trigger a fight or flight response when you have social anxiety. It’s the fight or flight response that creates that feeling in your chest when your heart is racing and you can’t quite catch your breath. Maybe your stomach hurts or you get sweaty. Continue reading Start overcoming social anxiety with these handy tips→
Who hasn’t overstuffed themselves during the Holidays?
No matter how good you are at eating sensibly it can feel downright impossible this time of year with all of the parties and social gatherings. Add an irritating relative and giant bottle of wine, and all of a sudden that cheese platter or mountain of cookies has your name written all over it. Continue reading How to Enjoy a Happy & Healthy Holiday→
Feeling overwhelmed by stress and anxiety is a very personal experience.
In the past, when I had a lot of stress and anxiety in my day-to-day life, my stomach was always a mess. Occasionally I would even have mini panic attacks. I’ll never forget the first time it happened. I was on a business trip and had to pick up a rental car, something I had done countless times before. There I was sitting in the parking garage when all of a sudden I felt completely overwhelmed. I couldn’t catch my breath and I had a tight feeling in my chest. It was really frightening, but I was also embarrassed by my lack of control. Continue reading Fast and effective trick to beat stress and anxiety→