Tag Archives: SelfImprovement

Self-talk: Avoid telling yourself these 5 things

Via @mindbodygreen by #SteveKamb

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If you’re a rational human being, then you probably have a tiny voice in your head that tells you why certain things are possible and other things aren’t.

  1. “I don’t have time.”
  2. “I can’t afford it.”
  3. “I’m too old.”
  4. “I don’t have the same opportunities as other people.”
  5. “Life isn’t a fairy tale, movie, or game. Be realistic.”

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Source:

KAMB, Steve. 2016. 5 Things You Should NEVER Say To Yourself – mindbodygreen.com [Web:] MindBodyGreen.  [Date of Access:] 13 January 2016.

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5 Natural (But Overlooked) Methods To Treat Depression

Via @mindbodygreen by by Pettina Stanghon

Photo: Shuttershock via mindbodygreen.com

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Here are some scary facts about depression. It’s the single leading cause of disability worldwide, with the World Health Organization estimating that more than 350 million people suffer today, impacting all regions and demographics of the world. [Click to continue reading.]

Here are five holistic treatment worth considering if you’re struggling with depression. These can be effective on their own and can work well to complement additional treatments.

1. Love your gut. An inflamed gut can actually contribute to depression due to the close relationship between the digestive tract and the brain.

2. Treat food as medicine. Certain foods have a powerful effect on the body and can even trigger chemical reactions which result in inflammation, which is undesirable why trying to treat depression.

3. Get your hormones tested. Many people aren’t aware that a simple, non-invasive saliva test can reveal more about your body’s hormones than conventional blood tests.

4. Take some time daily to practice mindfulness. You can acknowledge your feelings, knowing they do not accurately reflect the present moment at all times. This can help you avoid spiraling into a negative space.

5. Practice gratitude. When we regularly focus on what we have and not what we don’t have, our mindsets instantly start to change.

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Source:

5 Natural (But Overlooked) Methods To Treat Depression – mindbodygreen.com

Want to reach career goals? Follow this simple morning routine.

Via @mindbodygreen

Original article by Tyler C Beaty

“For the past 12 years, I’ve worked from home. For 11 of those years, I was working for other people. On my typical day, after hitting the snooze button too many times to count, I’d crawl out of bed…” [1]

Sound familiar? To me it does. I’ve been a stay-at-home-mom for 16 years, but after finding myself in pj’s and still struggling to feed the baby around noon one day, I decided to venture out and DO something with my life.

I studied for a degree in Counseling and decided to further this experience by founding a NPO focusing on the needs of the poor in my community. But still, I got stuck in this rut. Most nights I’d lie awake, waiting for the awful sound of happy little birds twittering hello to the morning (how dare they sound so happy?). I’d worry about the next day and then, when it dawned, it would be business as usual. Kids off to school, husband off to work, household chores done, e-mails, social media….on and on it went….a seemingly useless cycle repeating itself day in and day out. Point is, I was getting nowhere. Worse, I was getting depressed because I felt like I was not doing anything useful.

Reading this article I couldn’t help but smile…..I’m slowly getting into the ”program” suggested by the author and finally I’ve found that I can actually live a useful life. I can actually reach the goals I’ve set for myself. I’m finally taking charge of every day.

Have a read below, I’ve pointed out the different steps suggested by the author, steps you can take to regain control of your days and thus reach your career goals – become what YOU have dreamed of and not what your chaotic life allows you to become. Please DO read the full article here for a more detailed discussion.

  1. Prepare the night before
  2. Meditate
  3. Visualize
  4. Get inspired
  5. Exercise
  6. Keep a journal
  7. Stretch

[Read more details of these 7 points here.]

Ask yourself the question: Do you own your days?

Source:

[1] A Simple Morning Routine That Helped Me Reach My Career Goals & Make More Money – mindbodygreen.com

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What Happened When I Stopped #Complaining for Two Weeks #BetterLife #HolisticCounseling #SelfImprovement #PersonalGrowth #Behavior #Society

Via @HealthyLiving

Alexii Lardis, author for the Huffington Post, challenged herself and, for 15 days in August, she ”fasted from complaining” [1]. She stopped yelling at those irritating drivers that seem to have NO common sense, much less common decency, she stopped saying: ”I’m tired”, come 3 o’clock at the office, etc.

I was intrigued….it turned out that, after the fifteen days, she realized something extremely valuable about herself.

Here it is: ”The top five things that occurred when I stopped complaining, both the good and the bad…[excerpt only, read full article here.]

  1. I realized that I don’t sleep enough. The biggest complaint that I had to bite my tongue on? “I’m tired.”
  2. I argued less: I’m not exactly one to pick a fight, but I noticed how many stupid arguments I can have in a week….I’m pretty sure we’ve been told since kindergarten, “Think before you speak” but I noted how often I neglect this simplest piece of advice.
  3. Angst builds up. Here’s the deal: this experience was overall a positive experience for me. It truly made me reflect on my reactions to situations.
  4. Negativity is a state of mind: When you stop yourself from uttering negative speech, you begin to notice how negative your thought process tends to be.
  5.  

    I prayed more. If I was forced to turn the negative into the positive, I turned to God.

Her conclusion? “People have good days and people have bad days — but the truth is? It’s all about your outlook.” [1]

A valuable lesson this….and, to quote Epictetus: ”It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” [2]

[Please read the full article by ms Lardis here.]

Source:

  1. LARDIS, ALEXII.  2015/09/06  What Happened When I Stopped Complaining for Two Weeks on HuffPost  [Web:] HuffingtonPost.  [Date of Access:]  10 September 2015.
  2. GOODREADS.  n.d.  Quotes: Epictetus.  [Web:] Goodreads Quotes.  [Date of Access:  10 September 2015.

How To Stop Fearing Loneliness 

Via @MindBodyGreen

Photo Credit: Shutterstock

[Read full article on MindBodyGreen by Angie Sarhan.]

“Whether it’s loved ones, neighbors, colleagues, friends, acquaintances, or strangers, our days often consist of having to interact, to talk, to listen, and to give of ourselves, without any time alone. Sure, we enjoy, but often the result is that when we find ourselves in solitude, we get scared. It’s surprising how easy it is to go from being uncomfortable in a room alone to fearing that there’s no one to love us, and no one there to be a witness to our lives.” [1]

Continue reading here to find out how you can change your fear of loneliness and learn to treasure your time of isolation.

Source:

  1. MindBodyGreen: How To Stop Fearing Loneliness

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