Initially it is wise to determine whether the anxiety is related to specific pressures, such as preparing for an exam or a job interview, or whether you feel general fears such as terrorism or changes in the economy, or if you simply worry so much about life stuff that it causes you feelings of anxiety or panic.
Depending on the situation, the odd sleepless night before an exam would be manageable, yet endless sleepless nights because your mind is whirring, will affect your ability to function in your day-to-day tasks, will impact your tolerance levels and affect your performance. Other typical symptoms could be lack of concentration or changes in appetite, stomachache, headaches and palpitations.
If possible, it is about self-management. When a person feels so low that they do not want to do anything, or go anywhere or interact with anyone for a period of time, tends to indicate a level of depression. First step, see a mental health professional regular, so that you can receive the right help to enable you to function better overall. Recognise your clues, your symptoms for when depression starts to kick in and find a few simple and easy techniques to give yourself time to get through this, without any pressure, until you are ready to face the world and your other responsibilities. The feelings associated with depression tend to come and go, and some people can manage themselves enough to use the stable times to function at their best, and the low periods to switch off and allow themselves the rest, the time out, until it passes.
PTSD is a form of anxiety disorder and is usually caused by an extreme experience that has left a deep impact on the person, both mentally and emotionally, which can be very debilitating. The nervous system becomes stuck and the traumatic experience continues to seem very real, even with the passing of time, so much so, that the feelings associated with the event are constantly present, making it very challenging to lead a normal life.
Separation anxiety is an intense feeling of needing to be close to a partner, or person of importance in ones life and when separated from that person, there are feelings of fear, worry, distress and insecurity. There are various ways to deal with separation anxiety, to reduce the intensity of the emotion, from reframing situations with a positive interpretation, keeping a journal, meditation, keeping busy and working with a professional in this field.
If you want to work on achieving goals, over and above managing your ADHD, ideally, it would be wise to choose an ADHD life coach who has specific and proven experience working with and understanding the implications of ADHD, so that the coaching can be of relevance and value to you.
Our emotions, or feelings, are constantly changing, they shift and move all the time, depending on our thoughts, our state of mind at any particular moment. When our emotions are positive and happy, we manage our lives with greater flow and ease, and when our emotions are wobbly, fearful or filled with uncertainty, this affects our well-being and possible our health.
EFT is a simply system whereby you tap meridian points on your body, as you address an emotional issue, in order to release any trapped energy at these points in your body. Easy to do oneself, with a little guidance, and very effective in bringing about an emotional change.
Emotional health coaching focuses on recognising and releasing emotions that are no longer relevant and do not support where you are in your life today. When you are in a better place emotionally, you feel a greater sense of balance and contentment, and it becomes easier to manage and progress in other areas in your life.
This type of coaching looks at how you can lead a more effective life, by identifying and understanding your emotions so that you can use them resourcefully, for your benefit as well as others. Therefore, with increased emotional intelligence, you are able to communicate better with others, remain calm in pressurised situations, be more understanding of the issues of others, and generally deal with life issues in a more balanced and neutral manner.
There is direct link between your physical health and your well being; and although everybody’s body is different, in general terms, regular consistent moderate physical activity can benefit the body, such as the heart, bones, blood, muscles, immune and nervous system as well as having a positive and uplifting effect on your mental and emotional well being. By investing in exercise, nutrition and balancing these with rest and some exposure to sunlight where possible, you will find that this will help you to relieve stress and feel better and uplifted.
Our self-image can greatly affect our confidence; if you do not like your own body, if you experience self-criticism and self-rejection, it is very likely that you also have low self-esteem and possibly feel unhappy about aspects of your life, or even maybe anger about yourself or your life. The underlying issues affecting low body confidence can be changed by working with a professional and this can help you change how you feel about yourself and your body.
Change in weight is not only about the food we eat and the exercise we do; it is often linked to mindset, other mental and emotional issues, values and lifestyle. With weight loss coaching you can address all those areas that have been barriers to the weight change you wish to achieve; this shift in your thinking together with increased motivation and a commitment to change, is a combination that is more likely to bring about success for you. Your beliefs will also affect your ability to change your weight, for example, if you believe you cannot be slim, or that you dont deserve to be slim, even if you do become slim, chances are that you will eventually self-sabotage and put the weight back on, because your deeply ingrained belief about yourself is that you cannot be slim, and you will naturally default to whatever you believe.
This technique of tapping meridian points on your body, to release trapped emotions is a simple resource that you can do by yourself to yourself, to assist you to achieve a change in your weight, especially useful if you find you comfort eat. By tapping on each and every thought, belief or issue that is causing you to feel negative, stressed, discomfort, frustration or agitation, you clear the underlying emotions that affect your sense of peace, calm and well being. When you have control over your input of food you can change your weight.
To keep the body in good health is a duty,
otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
When we experience continuous stress, what is referred to as chronic stress, the body experiences on-going tension and discomfort, we are in fight or flight mode, and there is no peace. This affects the hormones in our body, our ability to absorb nutrients from foods and other supplements, and your immune system is not able to function in ways to protect you, therefore your body is weaker and likely to be more vulnerable to picking up viruses or other illnesses. Stress affects brain structure; it makes you less able to manage day-to-day issues and therefore more emotional; it increases feelings of fear and anxiety, and can affect brain chemicals which can lead to depression. When you notice that your levels of stress have changed, are more intense, if you can manage it or seek external help right away, you give yourself the best chance to bring yourself back to a state of equilibrium quickly with least adverse impact.
Recognising that the addictive personality is often a coping mechanism for managing stress and the addictive behaviour is used to release stress temporarily. Other symptoms can be low self-esteem, difficulty committing to goals, struggles to delay gratification, and impulsive behaviour. Priority is to work on confidence and self-esteem, valuing yourself and changing behaviours in small steps to build on achievements, and see a real change in how you deal with stress and other life issues.
Where matter and energy is linked to what you expect, so that what you expect to be real, is the reality? that you experience or see. Therefore, what we believe is what we see in the reality of our own personal world; so if you believe people are fundamentally kind, you seem to meet kind people, whereas if you believe people are generally nasty, you find yourself interacting with the nasty ones. If we create our own realities, and we are tuned into this awareness, we have the ability to change our life outcomes by choosing what we want to believe.
Our mental and emotional states are impacted by the quality of our sleep; there are so many variables that affect our sleep and some of these we can make a conscious choice to change, if we wish to benefit from increased well being with a good nights sleep. You can consider doing the following: going to sleep at 10:30pm or as close to that time as possible; make sure the room you are sleeping in is completely dark; avoid consuming stimulants after 6pm; reduce your exposure to bright lights for a few hours before going to bed. There are lots more tips on sleeping better, these are just a few relatively simple shifts you can action if you want to sleep better and improve your sense of well being.
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