Practicing regular self-care is key to managing stress. As you begin to slow down and take time for yourself, even in small increments, you will become more self-aware. This will serve you well with understanding what you need to feel healthy and strong each day, or notice when your mind and/or body are not doing … Continue reading Practice self-care.
Sleep is incredibly important to health, but sometimes it feels impossible to come by. I personally know life is overwhelming and my stress is high when I am not sleeping well - this tells me something needs to change. Lee Crutchley created a neat book titled The Nocturnal Journal as a "late night exploration of what's really … Continue reading When you cannot sleep…
This is a wonderfully detailed article from Experience Life with a step-by-step plan for self-evaluation and creating a plan that works for you. The more we understand why we want a goal, the more likely to make it last. Having a specific plan will make it that much more likely you will stick with it. Take … Continue reading Create a plan for success.
Creating healthy habits and achieving weight loss are difficult for anyone, even someone who feels psychologically healthy. When low mood, difficulty controlling moods, stress, and/or depression set it, this becomes even harder. Identifying goals and setting smaller steps to get there can actually be the key to combating depression, along with being healthier overall. Check … Continue reading When low mood gets in the way of goals.
Creating new habits can be difficult, especially when the rewards for the new behavior may be more long-term; with higher immediate rewards for the old habits. Weight loss is certainly a goal where achieving the desired rewards takes time and patience, and giving up some of those short-term gratifications. When you make the decision to … Continue reading Make decisions mindfully.