Posts tagged #mental health

How to Deal With Anger

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Anger is a basic human emotion we all experience. Sometimes it's even good to be angry. It can help motivate us to get things done, and realize what we want.

However, experiencing too much anger can take a toll on your life - especially if expressed in unhealthy ways.

Here are a few anger management strategies that can help calm you down.

Know Your Triggers

We all have different things that make us angry. We just need to realize what those things are, so we can learn to deal with them.

Here's an example.

Let's say sitting in traffic tends you make you angry. If you know you have a big drive coming up, be sure to practice your anger management techniques before the trip.

This way you'll be prepared and ready to face the road.

Know Your Warning Signs

For some, anger can come out of nowhere. But there are generally some warning signs that pop up such as sweating or shortness of breath.
Once you recognize the warning signs, you can take action to avoid any potential problems.

Walk Away

When you're angry, sometimes the best thing you can do is walk away.

Don't be afraid to put yourself first, and realize what's more important...

Winning that heated debate, or staying calm. 

By walking away you can calm down at your own pace, without any distractions. Learn More


Posted on September 3, 2019 .

Tips And Strategies to Reach Your Goals

No matter how large or small your goal may be, it’s key to go in with a plan.

How will you get from point A to point B? How will you motivate yourself to reach the finish line?

Here are a few strategies to keep in mind before you get started.

Focus on the Progress

You may think that the end result is the most important thing.

That is not always the case. It's actually the steps you take.

Even though your day to day actions may feel insignificant at the moment, they do add up.

Let's say your goal is to earn an extra $50 this month from your side hustle.

However, at the end of the month, you only earned an extra $45.

If you did everything you could and feel proud, you did reach your goal.

Visualize Success

Before you even get started, don't be afraid to visualize what your life will be like, once you accomplish that goal.

Several studies show that visualization can connect the brain's intentions to the body. If you can dream it, you can do it.

Keep it Visible

Writing down your goals can help them feel more real. After you write your goal down, don't toss that piece of paper away. Instead, keep it somewhere visible. Something you look at every single day.

Doing so, will keep you motivated and in the game. Learn More

Posted on September 3, 2019 .

Ways to Feel More in Control of Your Life

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Life is busy and unpredictable. Things can drastically change in the blink of an eye. This can make us feel like we have little to no control. Not exactly a fun feeling. No need to worry, because you are in the right place. Here are 3 tips and tricks that can help you feel more in control of your life. 

Making Decisions

Do you ever put off making important decisions in hopes they will magically solve themselves? Do you ever obsess over the small stuff for hours on end?

The truth is, the longer you put off making these decisions, the more stressful they become.

When making a big decision, you need to be in a calm state of mind. 

Sometimes our emotions can play tricks on our brain and make us do things we wouldn't normally do.

Take a deep breath. Breathe in. Breathe out. And think!

Trust Your Intuition

Your intuition is one of your biggest gifts - so take advantage of it! 

Sometimes the body can send us signals our minds just can't.

Does the idea of working at that new startup make your stomach hurt and head spin? Take a minute to listen. This may be your body trying to talk to you.

Move

Several studies show that too much sitting is bad for our health.

Regular activity helps balance our mind and body. Which in turn, increases motivation and can even make us feel more in control.

We aren't saying you should quit your desk job. However, every hour you can get up and stretch your legs for a few minutes. 

This may feel like an insignificant activity at first, but every movement adds up. Learn More

Posted on August 5, 2019 .

How to Change the Way You Think About Your Problems

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Do your problems give you a great deal of stress? Are you ready to change the way you think? If so, keep on reading.

Life Lessons

Who says problems are a bad thing? In fact, they can be a great thing, depending on how you look at them.

Just remember, every setback is a chapter in your journey to success.

Every problem no matter how big or small will leave you with a life lesson. 

Problems Aren't Permanent 

When we get so worked up, it's difficult to think clearly. Like there is no way your problem will ever go away.

Listen up; this is important. Even if the actual circumstance never changes, your thoughts towards them will. 

Before you know it, you won't even remember why this event or circumstance upset you in the first place. 

You Are Not Alone

Just because you haven't met anyone yet going through the same thing as you, doesn't mean you are alone! Chances are there are hundreds if not thousands of people in the exact same boat.

Resources like social media, online forums or group therapy are great places to connect with others in a similar situation. 

Even if nothing gets solved today, at least you will know you're not alone. Learn More

Posted on August 5, 2019 .