Self Care

How to Know If Your Emotions are Affecting Your HealthLife is full of stresses, surprises, challenges, and frustrations. There are days when even the most optimistic and resilient people may feel pushed to their limit. This stress is not only bad for your disposition, it can also have a detrimental effect on your health. It’s important to be able to determine if your emotions are having a negative effect on your health.

You get Sick Right before Vacation

You work hard and plan for time away from it all. Sure enough, on the first day of vacation you feel it coming on? You’re getting a cold. This is a surefire sign that you’ve been pushing just a bit too hard. Your immune system held the germs off as long as they could. Now you’re sick. It happens to Continue reading

Trusting Yourself to Make Good DecisionsMaking good decisions for you means you have to trust yourself enough to make the right ones. Many people have struggled with this for years. They second guess and question every big (and sometimes little) decision they’ve ever made. They’ve felt the frustration of not trusting themselves enough to know that they were making the right choices.

Most of the time our decisions are good ones. But there are likely a few that we are not particularly proud of, like cutting classes, or staying out way past curfew, or buying a car we knew we couldn’t afford just because we wanted it. Oftentimes the bad decisions came from listening to others.

The majority of us are raised with good morals and values. We are taught wrong from right. But we still make bad choices. So how do we learn to trust ourselves to make the right decisions now? Continue reading

Stress Management Techniques for SeniorsStress is something nearly everyone has to deal with. You may not be able to do much about the things stressing you, but can you do something to help the senior citizens in your life? What stress management techniques for seniors can you pass along to help them?

Even though most seniors already know it, you may want to help them remember that managing stress is simply taking charge of the things in your life that you can control. This may mean managing a schedule that seems to have gotten out of control. It could also mean being sure to strive for balance in life rather than letting life run you ragged. Continue reading

Sit Back and Let the World Go ByAt some point in your hectic life, you may feel like screaming “Stop the world, I want to get off!” Life can come at you in a blur at times. It’s at those moments you want to sit back and let the world go by.

Taking time to refresh yourself is extremely important in today’s hurried pace. Rather than trying to ‘keep up with the Joneses,’ why not make a change to your life for the better. Learn to step back on a regular basis and enjoy a day of peace and quiet. Continue reading

Bad Habits ProhibitedWhether you smoke a few cigarettes a day or a pack a day, quitting smoking will add years to your life. It is very possible that you have tried to quit in the past and failed to meet your goal.

This can be very frustrating and sometimes makes you wonder why your willpower isn’t working! The simple answer is that quitting smoking is a mental and a psychical process. It is very possible to be addicted to the mental side of smoking and to the way your addiction makes you feel physically.

Becoming addictive to nicotine is not your fault. Nicotine affects your brain and makes you feel good and to fight it you will need to take appropriate steps. Unfortunately there is no easy or quick way to quit smoking that works for everyone. Everyone is individual and it is important to find the method that will work for you. Continue reading