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How To Reduce Your Stress Levels

calm

Even the calmest person, from time to time, will get some level of stress – the problem is we aren’t equipped to feel stressed all the time, and management of stress is a must.    Stress might be a feeling, but it has long-lasting impacts on us mentally and physically. People who have chronic stress are more likely to suffer …

meditation

Can mindfulness meditation be effective in reducing stress?

Having a consistent meditation routine can add so much value to your life. It can even improve your relationship with yourself, others, and even affects your physical and mental health. For many people, managing stress or anxiety is the primary reason why they want to learn mindfulness meditation. What is stress? We can define stress as the tension we feel …

staycation

Why You Deserve a Break: The Health Benefits of a Staycation

The frenzy of everyday life can truly put you to the test. From rushing to get into the office to balancing infinite scheduled appointments in your diary, you rarely get the chance to stop and breathe. In the long run, this prolonged hustle and bustle can have a negative effect on your wellbeing. Why not take a break from your …

happy

Surprisingly easy ways to feel happier

We live in a harsh world but you’ll be pleased to know that you can still find easy ways to improve your mood. You can choose what you want to focus on and when you tune in to things that inspire you and motivate you, your actions will directly influence your levels of happiness and fulfilment. Listen to uplifting lyrics …

Happy Strolls and Healthy Walks: The Healing Power of Spending Time Outdoors

There is nothing better than spending a morning or an afternoon immersed in nature. From birds tweeting light-heartedly in their nests to ducklings splashing about in a large pond, you are bound to experience something truly special. If the temperatures allow it, you may even go for a paddle in a small, pristine lake with your dog, partner, kids, or …

motivation

Reasons why you need to get going this year

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? It’s almost the end of January and it’s time to get back to being disciplined. If you are like me, the word “disciplined” immediately conjures up resistance. A feeling of dread and being uncomfortable emerges. Focusing on where we want to be, includes accepting that we will need to give …

me-time

Why Is a Little ‘Me Time’ So Important for Your Mental Health?

The average person in the U.S. has only 43 minutes per day of ‘me time’, with factors such as noise, partners, children, and work preventing people from getting the rest and relaxation they need—as found in a OnePoll survey. Some people’s favorite ‘me time’ spots are the bedroom, backyard, and the local coffee shop, while others are more into catching a film …

anxiety

How to cope with anxiety and panic attacks

Anxiety is a part of life although some people are able to handle it better than others. There are ways to deal with anxiety and panic attacks that make them less intense. Therapy will never be able to completely eradicate anxiety but it can help you feel less impacted by the worry and stress. The amygdala – your ‘smoke alarm’ …

mindfulness

The Benefits of a Holiday Digital Detox

Imagine soaking in the dazzling sun in your new designer bikini, your hair dancing in rhythm with the sea breeze, and your heart skipping a beat to the next chapter of your compelling book until— —your phone goes on a buzzing spree. You feel the urge to check your notifications, which then turns into a long afternoon of email replies, …

How Being Productive Can Help Your Mental Health

How Being Productive Can Help Your Mental Health Photo by cottonbro from Pexels   Your mental health can seem like a finicky beast at times. One day, you’ll feel absolutely sublime. Then, on the next, you’re down in the dumps. Maintaining a positive state of mind can feel downright elusive sometimes. However, there are ways to improve it consistently. One …