Before you know what's happened, they're pushing all your buttons and your ability to stay calm is being stretched past its limit. But it's not too late for a mindful response. Self-compassion is a mindful skill that can support you in just this kind of real-world situation.
Stress is all around us, an inescapable by-product of work, school, inter-personal relationships, and even physical challenges. Stress kills. It robs us of our vitality, reduces our ability react and respond, and decreases our productivity by triggering stress hormones in the body that are damaging and toxic.
The power of your mind can help you release anger, guilt and shame, bringing you to a state of peace and wellness. By repeating special phrases, or "mantras" to yourself, you can program your mind in a more positive way.
You may be actively cultivating skills that make you less productive, while eroding your health and happiness at the same time. It doesn't have to be that way.
Stress is an all too common factor in the modern world. The amount of people on anti-depressants, now dished out by doctors like sweets, is staggering. Recent UK government figures tell the story: 50 million prescriptions for antidepressants issued last year.
It sounds logical enough. Stress is unpleasant. Doing unpleasant things makes us unhappy. Ipso facto, stress makes us unhappy. But the truth is, we need some stress in our lives.
Even though there are hundreds of effective meditation techniques, I would like to introduce you to a simple meditation technique called "Breathing Meditation." It's easy to do anywhere, anytime and it only take 5 minutes! A small investment for your own peace and well-being.
It has to be said, that in London there are numerous places one can go to get a massage. Depending on the treatment and budget, there are hundreds of places to choose from. But finding the right place can, in itself, be a stressful task.
We've long since known that too much stress is bad for you, and a large scale study has revealed that experiencing stress
Stress is not a new concept, but we live in an age which is constantly creating fresh varieties of angst to add to our mental in-tray. Caring doesn't sound like it should be one of those in-tray items. But when we become 'carers' and the demands are persistent, even relentless, then the challenges mount.