Most of us are not born ‘assertive.’ It is a learned skill, but it is very necessary. We need to know how to politely say ‘No’; how to express our needs; and to be calm and clear when dealing with others. Those who can communicate their views, pleasure and displeasure to others without creating offensive are rewarded for their skills. Leadership is a combination of empathy, understanding and assertiveness. Practice your skills.
Living in the past creates fear, anxiety, and depression. It sucks the joy out of living! Whether you are sad that you have ‘lost’ something or someone, or fearful ‘something’ may happen again in the future, – you cannot live in the present. Your life is consumed by ‘what if!’ It is a fantasy world that creates anxiety and depression. Your only job on Earth is to contribute and be happy. It’s time to get back to living.
Anger is wasted energy and is never the answer to a problem. However, bottling up your anger is also not a good idea. When you feel yourself getting angry, try to change your state! What do I mean? It is physically impossible to laugh and be angry! You cannot smile and frown at the same time. So when you start to get angry, do something stupid on purpose. Not dumb, stupid. Something that will make you and others laugh. Break the tension, break the moment. Take the opportunity to get another perspective.
Who hasn’t suffered social anxiety? We have all been there! That special occasion, where we want to make the best impression, and it all goes pear-shaped! Tongue-tied, blushing, hot or cold sweats, etc. Mostly it is a ‘one or twice off event. But for some, social anxiety is a major handicap. Here are 5 tips to conquer social anxiety!
Are you taking care of your mental health… Here are some hints and tips that may help you cope a little better as we ride out 2020 and into a new and better 2021.
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Mental health is so important. During Covid-19 most of us have had to deal with life differently. Whether we have been in lockdown; living in isolation or quarantine, or have suffered financially – 2020 has been a year like no other. Most of us will admit to struggling at some point. Sometimes it’s anger. Or it could be fear – both of the virus or what the future holds. It is so important to stay in contact with friends, family or even reach out to a helpline. Share your worries, your fears. Holding it in is never a good solution. When you ‘suppress’ emotions, you create ‘depression!’ Talk… to anyone. Watch YouTube comedies. Stop watching the news – it is always going to make you feel worse! And know – this will pass. Everything does.
There are a lot of foods to avoid, here is a list of the 7 worst offenders. Avoid low-fat foods – often when the fat is removed, sugar is added. Avoid high sugar and high foods. Carbs are just sugar by another name. Sugar is addictive. In fact, it is the most addictive substance on earth. Eat small portions and stick to natural foods. Avoid these foods and your health and weight will thank you.
It is very common to have problems with your thyroid. Doctors prescribe pills and potions to fix ‘your problem’ when all you really need to do is pay attention to your health.
How do you manage stress and anxiety? It is a normal part of life. We need stress to grow, expand our thinking and to challenge our thinking. But we cannot allow stress or anxiety to control us, our decisions or our lives. Decide what works for you and create your own anti-stress plan.