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Five Tips To Help You Cope With Anxiety

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Anxiety can be a beast. It can make you illogical, overwhelmed and terminally negative, and anxiety doesn’t jut affect your life. It affects anyone who comes into contact with you.

Listed below are five tips to cope with anxiety:

Jot down things that you are worried about: Make it a habit to write down anything and everything that worries you on a notepad, on your smart-phone, your laptop or your office desktop. Basically anything you can find. Whenever you start to feel a little anxious, just jot down your thoughts right away at that very moment. Writing your thoughts down requires a bit of manual labor and is harder work than just pondering and brooding over those thoughts. Just tell yourself that you are only allowed to write about your negative thoughts not just sit and contemplate over them. This technique gradually will decrease your practice to think negatively and pessimistically all the time.

Set a specific time period each day when you are allowed to be anxious.  Opt for a few 15 minutes anxiety-intervals, where you can worry and be anxious about whatever seems to be bothering you. During these intervals, instead of fighting these thoughts or trying to correct them, you should center these timeouts around your negative thoughts only. However, for the rest of the day try not to think pessimistically or be anxious. If still anxious thoughts try to surface during the day, just jot them down and tell yourself that you’ll ponder over them during your next “anxiety-interval”.

But Be Honest. Keep in Mind That There is Nothing You Can Do. There’s a line in Everybody’s Free by Baz Luhrman that goes, “Don’t worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum.” I love this line because it’s so true. We have no idea what will happen tomorrow. The only thing we can do is to be the best version of ourselves today.

This brings me to my next point.

Live in the Present. All you are able to do is handle the very moment that is occurring now. And the only thing you have any control over in this moment is your perspective on what’s happening. If you’re a negative person who has anxiety problems, I’m sure that your brain often sees things in a negative light rather than a positive. The good news is that you can train your brain to be hopeful and positive rather than with bitterness and blame.

Train your Brain to Be Positive. This might sound silly or even impossible, but honestly, the best way to become positive is to see the world with a more forgiving, open thankful perspective. To get your brain on this track, take some time everyday to be thankful. That’s right. Take at least ten minutes a day to be in the quiet of your mind and list off the good things in your life. Take deep breaths and smile. There will be times when this is the last thing that you want to do, but I promise that every time you do it, you’ll feel better then you did before. Also, when something happens to you that is negative, take the time to think of one good thing that may come from this. If you try to do this every time you’re anxious or annoyed, eventually you’re brain may do it automatically.

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Silence The Chronic Worries To Be Able To Sleep Better

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

In order to sleep better you need to train your brain to correlate the bedroom with sleep!

In order to sleep better you need to train
your brain to correlate the bedroom with sleep!

Are you one of those individuals who lie awake thinking and worrying of daily matters even when you are exhausted as hell? Getting fixated about something and constantly worrying about it will disrupt your sleep and as a resultant the lack of sleep will make you snappy and cranky the next morning. Constant worrying can keep you up at night and make you tense and edgy during the day. There are several things you can do to combat this habit.

Keep all activities other than sleeping and resting out of the bedroom: Your aim is to train your brain to relate the bedroom with rest, sleep, and nothing else. You are not meant to do your office work, attend co-workers phone calls, play video games, read or work on your laptop in your bedroom. By training yourself to do so, every time you are in your bedroom your brain will automatically correlate it to the fact that it is time for you sleep!

Keep the bedroom clocks out of sight: Often when you are unable to sleep and have to wake up at a particular time, you keep staring at the clock restlessly, trying to figure out minute after minute, how much time you still have on your hands for sleeping.  So to get rid of this habit, keep the clocks away from sight and just use the alarm instead.

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How To Cope With Job Loss And Unemployment

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Loss of job can take a heavy toll on you mentally and emotionally!

Loss of job can take a heavy toll on you
mentally and emotionally!

Unemployment or loss of job can cause a great deal of stress, depression and anxiety. In order cope with the situation adequately, you need to figure out some healthy outlets or channels, through which you’ll be able to deal with your emotions properly. Admitting to what you are truly feeling and working on defeating your pessimistic state of mind, will not only help you to get by but will also get you back on your feet again.

Firstly jot down how you feel about the situation.

In order to truly understand how you feel, it’s best to put it down on paper. This strategy can be extremely therapeutic and can rebuild your self-confidence. Plus, once you are done venting out your feelings about the situation, it will help you to move on.

Rather than moaning about the situation, push yourself to find another job.

Wallowing over the situation will lead to no good. Instead of dwelling on your job loss, just deal with the situation. Simply propel yourself out of that aura of negativity so that you may focus on the next part of your life.

Try finding the silver lining. Everything happens for a reason, and there always some good that comes out of it, sooner or later. There must be something you must have learnt from the experience and instead of crying over it, use it to your benefit and be grateful for it.

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A Few Pointers On Meditation!

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Opt for a quite place to practice your mediation!

Opt for a quite place to practice your mediation!

A few things you should know about mediation:

Choose a secluded environment.

Opt for a place that is quiet. Whether you choose to meditate at home, at your office or at a public park just look for a place where you won’t be interrupted or disturbed by others constantly. The whole point of meditation would be undermined if you can’t manage to enjoy that moment of silence and peace that will help to domesticate those unruly feelings of stress and anxiety.

Make sure you are practicing meditation in a comfortable position.

Choose a position in which you feel the most comfortable, though avoid laying down as you might fall asleep. The best position is to sit up straight where your spine is aligned vertically to the floor. While meditating it is imperative that you maintain a good posture as otherwise it can lead to injuries.

Don’t worry about how well you do during your mediation sessions

Stop focusing on how well you are doing or quit worrying about all the random thoughts that keep crossing your mind during meditation. Don’t try suppressing these thoughts but rather just try reverting back your attention to the point or thing that helps you to relax. Channeling your way through the thoughts will help you to learn how to silence random thoughts in your everyday life as well.

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Can Anger be Detrimental for Your Health?

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance

Anger can be extremely detrimental for your health

Anger can be extremely detrimental
for your health

We all have those moments when we completely lose control of our emotions and turn into a angry fire ball. Nevertheless we need to learn to control our anger in a responsible way as otherwise it can prove to be quite destructive. Not only does uncontrolled anger have the propensity to harm your well-being but it also is capable of affecting your personal relationships.

Anatomically speaking, anger causes stress hormones and chemicals to be released in the body and as a consequence, these changes can strain our bodies in various ways. A few of the health problems that are caused by anger include Insomnia, Post-Depression, Headaches, Anxiety, cardiovascular problems, digestion issues, High Blood Pressure etc.

Anger will force your body to produce excessive cortisol which as a result will not only make you gain weight but can lead to further problems such as osteoporosis. Additionally, if you are an individual who tends to get angry often, the hormonal imbalances caused due to anger will also affect your skin in a negative way.

While it isn’t easy to control your anger, at times just taking some time and space for yourself can help you to calm down and deal with your issues in a better way,

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