Fighting Cancer is a scary battle. We all know someone who has or has been through this trauma. It is the small things that make a difference. What could you do to help someone fighting cancer?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Loneliness can creep up on the best of us from time to time. 2020 has created a situation that is making loneliness a challenge in many people’s lives. Are you one of these? If so, it is good to know that, with the right mindset and the drive to change, you can combat loneliness in …
If you’ve been smoking for decades, you may feel like it’s too late to quit. Maybe you think the damage is done as far as your health is concerned, and you’re too set in your ways to change. The truth is that your body will start to recover whenever you stop smoking. Millions of seniors …
Sadly, there are nearly 4000 suicides in Australia each year and nearly 65,000 attempts. Suicide is the leading cause of death in 14 to 45 year old’s in Australia. Covid-19 has dramatically increased these numbers. Everyone needs to know the ‘warning signs’ and when to ask ‘R U OK’ Statistically, 70% of suicides are committed …