Anxiety destroys quality of life. But it is also part of life. The trick is to learn how to control it, to alleviate it and even, on occasion, to simply allow it to be there. Here’s one quick ‘trick’ that will allow you to escape from its grasp for a short while. That short while may not be as long as you want, but it gives you a break any time you want one, and it teaches you, most importantly, that you can have control of your life.
The medical world is losing touch with reality. This is especially true of psychological problems. They forget that patients are people with thoughts, feelings, and a mind of their own that is frequently well able to understand what the problem is without needing a machine to confirm it. What is really required is re-assurance and a plan for wellness that holds out hope of success. What isn’t required is more pills.
Are you already stressed by the time your feet hit the floor in the morning? Do you fall asleep with a head full of thoughts and images about what is going wrong in your world? You are not alone. Too many people experience a stress-filled life – a life that their bodies were never designed to cope with. We need to function in this modern hurly-burly we call society, and in order to do so we need to have something easily accessible that gives our minds and bodies a break – something that we can call on when we need it. If we don’t, the consequences show up sooner or later as depression, anxiety, time off work for mental health problems, or physical disease. You need to do something now.
Most of us know how to worry. For some of us though, it plagues our lives and interferes with the simple enjoyment of everyday activities. We see problems where others see pleasure. We are concerned for others who seem to have no concern for themselves. Life seems to be out of control and we just can’t rein it in.
Life can be difficult - especially if money is in short supply, relationships are troublesome, and going to work is a struggle because the environment is tense. Here are ten quick tips that take only a minute or two each that you can use and that will free you up and give you the mental space you need to access those inner resources that have lost touch with. Print it out and keep it with you.
Stress in the workplace is endemic. Workers are used like robots. Individual skills and talents are ignored or under-utilised. Managers don’t have a clue. Companies, no names but you know who I mean, pay their workers the minimum they can get away with and exploit poverty and high unemployment to get away with unreasonable treatment of staff. It’s time for a revolution. Not a physical revolution but a gentle, slow, mindful revolution. If they can’t get to your mind, they can’t get to you. Train your mind and learn to be free.
A 10 minute video explaining a simple 3-step process that will help you to reduce the impact of anxiety or worry in your life. Anxiety & worry tend to arrive on our doorstep when we feel that our life is out of control and things (friends, governments, managers, family…) stop behaving in the ways that we feel comfortable with and start behaving in ways that cause us to suffer. We may not be able to change the world – but we can change our response to it.
Many people do not have the quality or quantity of sleep that they need to function at their best. Sleep deprivation saps energy and vitality, reduces alertness and ability to concentrate, and even causes long-term health problems. It is a widespread problem, but many people do not realise how easy it is to make a few small changes that will make a huge difference to how well they sleep.
Stress, anxiety, and worry detract from the joy of living. Depression turns off all the lights. Hopes dreams and even simple desires seem out of reach and without hope life is a daily struggle. None of this stops people having families, but, it seems, that it does have a negative effect on a child developing in the womb. So if you suffer from more mental anguish than most people seem to, then find out what you can do to make it all go away.
Anxiety is so endemic that it is beginning to seem normal. But the worrying that creates the anxiety is not necessary. It’s just that it’s the only thing we know how to do when life is going wrong. When you free up your mind, that allows in the inspiration that will show you the solutions you need. Here are seven simple things you can do to create the space to allow that inspiration to shine through.