It’s not that we don’t want to relax. It’s not like we don’t wish we felt better, or were more amicable, peaceful, easy going. In fact, it’s what we dream about.
We dream about it in midst of busy schedules, careless and mindless interactions with loved ones and in-between the daily doings of life. Just for once, we think to ourselves, “Wouldn’t it be nice if I could just lay down and breathe?”
You can. It takes maybe five minutes to do so. But it never makes it on your priority list because there’s always the kids (the literal and internal ones) that need attending first. There’s always dishes in the sink, laundry piling up and errands that need taking care of. It doesn’t matter that you’ve been getting headaches more frequently or you notice you’ve been more stressed lately. Or does it?
This week you’ll learn that minimal changes can lead to significant health benefits. And you’ll get the motivation you need to finally make positive changes in your life (e.g. reduce your anxiety, learn to trust yourself, exercise, and lower your stress). It’s a healthy serving of emotional well-being all in one place. Enjoy!
Learning to Trust Yourself Through Mindfulness
(The Emotionally Sensitive Person) – If you’re an emotionally sensitive person, you probably have a particular issue with one thing-trusting yourself. If you’re afraid of effectively managing your negative emotions or coping with social situations, read this.
Creative Thinking and Disruptive Innovation
(The Creative Mind) – Do you really need 10,000 + hours of experience in order to solve problems, be a master of change and creative thinking? Not so, says this post. Read on to find out why.
Americans Get the Gold Medal for Anxiety
(Parenting Tips) – Are you one of the 31% of Americans who suffer from anxiety? These five lessons will help you become less anxious so you can start to enjoy life again.
Exercise for Emotional Health
(Life Happens) – You might devote most of your energy to your physical health. But your emotional health is just as important. By exercising you’ll be able to work on both. If that’s not motivating enough to get you moving, read these common excuses and solutions to cure your inner couch potato.
A Classic Strategy for Stress Reduction
(Dialectical Behavior Therapy Understood) – Surprisingly, focusing your attention on physical symptoms associated with stress (tension headaches, etc.) may help to reduce it. Learn the powers of tuning in to effectively manage your stress.
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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 17 Jul 2012
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Uyemura, B. (2012). Best of Our Blogs: July 17, 2012. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 20, 2013, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/07/17/best-of-our-blogs-july-17-2012/