Many people forget that they are in absolute control over their actions, what-you-do-and-when-you-do-it will change your ability to manage and reduce stress - do nothing and nothing will change, implement a stress management plan and you can reduce stress levels within just a few days.
A recent study confirmed that whether you have a good breakfast or not makes no difference to weight loss. Everyone is different - you may be an early riser or a night-owl when it comes to sleep, so it is not surprising that your breakfast desires may be different, too. Listen to your body when it comes to eating.
Anxiety is a disease of the mind but it's not ALL in the mind. Telling someone having a panic attack to 'calm down' is frankly insulting. But I understand completely why some colleagues, and especially small business owners, don't or won't take it seriously.
*(Was Mildly Interesting) ... I've realised that waking up to the sound of a human voice - unless it's someone screaming 'The house is on fire!' - is far preferable to waking up to an iPhone alarm (yes, even Slow Rise). I've realised that it is possible to switch off from the internet, especially if you keep your iPhone in another room and you're a bit lazy.
Because stress is something that is highly personable and difficult to gauge, there are few clear and cut rules on what stress is and how it can be successfully diagnosed. This being said, there are some good guidelines that would indicate your current stress levels and if you need to bring them back into conscious balance.
I'd just turned seventeen when I discovered that I was emetophobic. Sitting, bored, at the GP's, flicking through a magazine when all of a sudden there it was - a phobia I'd been suffering from for as long as I could remember but had never found the words, or the courage, to articulate.
This is a call for authentic listening. Instead of verbalising that emotion, be quiet. Listen to it. See what fears and foes lurk beneath what you're feeling. It's about listening to oneself and one's own emotional state and then being wholly responsible for it.
Caitlin Moran and I are from the generation that normalised binge drinking and now women are paying the price. We bought a lie and now it's time to get honest.
My Google Chrome has a permanent conga line of dormant tabs open for potential reads, until some of them disappear past the arrow of no return and I eventually 'x' them out of existence. This barrage of information, lying next to me, puts the mind in overdrive.
These women may run major companies, but their bodies don't know that. In fact, none of ours do. It is a machine that works in the same way that every other human's does, give or take a few things. Subject them to lack of sleep, too much stress and they will respond in exactly the same way: breakdown.
In the last few years, we have seen a growing trend towards minimal decoration and David Cameron's 'less is more' focus, enforced particularly during ...
When it came to race day I wanted to be sick when I came out of the water, the lake was green with algae, I got kicked, it was pouring with rain, I ran with wet socks, got shouted at by marshals, and on the run I was so fatigued I felt like I actually might die. However, as the saying goes 'It's the hard that makes it great'.
Have you ever worked in a business that looked professional and successful on the outside, but turned out to be dysfunctional on the inside? Maybe there was a destructive culture of office politics and complaining. Maybe the company simply didn't care about its people, or it was a chaotic, high-stress workplace, with low morale and high burn out.
How do you explain when others are able to achieve great things that seem to defy all the assumptions? Some people are better placed, much smarter, more academic, wittier, more connected, yet don't succeed...
London life is tough on the face. Between the city grime, the long, sunless winters, and that constant black film Tube commutes cause, your skin will inevitably go through periods of dull, congested blah-ness.
Following on from my research-based article earlier this week on whether organic food is actually better for our health - this blog offers advice on seeking out alternatives if organic choices don't fit the budget.