5 Step Plan to Positively Reduce Anxiety

“You can’t always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside.” ~ Wayne Dyer

Racing thoughts, shortness of breath, tightening of chest, unmanaged negative thought spirals…ever experienced these? If yes, then you know what anxiety feels like. Don’t worry, its something we all face from time to time in our lives.

Life is full of beautiful moments, dreams fulfilled, family fun and also full of work, responsibilities, financial commitments. Most of this we handle well on a daily basis. But there are times when handling it all can become overwhelming and emotionally hard. Its when this feeling of overwhelm persists for longer periods of time, you know that anxiety has set in and you need to do something to reduce it.

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Understanding Our Reflections

“We live in a house of mirrors and think we are looking out the windows.”~ Fritz Perls

Who are you looking at? Who is looking back at you? Who are you looking for?

The Greek Philosopher Socrates often referred to the pursuit of knowing thyself as the most important part of living. He also declared in many of his writings, that an un-examined life is not a life worth living.

On some level or another, all of us are seeking ourselves whether we realize it or not.

We all have beliefs, ideas, thoughts and attitudes which govern our thinking, our knowing and our living. Changing our thinking, our long held beliefs can dramatically change our daily lives.

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Contentment through Letting Go of Expectations

‘Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed’ ~Alexander Pope

Every morning we wake up and open our front doors to pick up the newspaper and enjoy the fresh news with a nice cup of steaming tea/coffee. Well, that is usually the ritual in my house. Now we have been having this ritual for years and years and I am beginning to think it was passed down from our forefathers…:)

When one fine Sunday morning (when we await the paper the most..) It doesn’t arrive! Ahhhhh……all hell breaks loose. Tempers are lost, phone calls to the paper delivery company are made, moods go sour and finally the first few hours of the glorious Sunday are lost. Why?? Cause the newspaper wasn’t delivered…NO No NO..Because the news paper wasn’t where we expected it to be..in our hands with our morning coffee. Now, why the paper wasn’t delivered is secondary, the fact that all that time and effort was unnecessarily lost for something as small as a newspaper is something to think about……

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How to Uncomplicate Relationships + 5 Ways to Infuse More Love into Them

“Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river.” ~Malagasy Proverb

Relationship status: Complicated, is what gets seen around more and more on social media these days. When we think of relationships, immediately the word “complicated” seems to get formed in our minds. I recently met a friend after a really long hiatus, and when I asked her how things were going with her Husband…all she could say was “let it be, it’s complicated…”. Just to clarify, this is the one person who was the most open about everything in her life, and couldn’t keep a secret even if it meant earning millions from it. If she could just not talk about something, it meant it was something huge. I probed a bit further, and after much ado she went on to say, “the spark is gone. its no longer the same as it was in the beginning. He doesn’t notice me or have long conversations with me. I don’t know what to do. I just go about my day and work as if nothing has happened. What else can I do? I cant become 21 again na…!”

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20 Positive Tips to Be Happy NOW

“I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” ~ Martha Washington

What is your definition of happiness? Do you think you need to be successful to be happy?

Are you caught in the “I’ll be happy when…..” Syndrome?

I am sure you’ve caught yourself a time or two saying things like, “I’ll be happy when I lose 5 kgs,” or “I’ll be happy when I find Mr./Mrs. Right,” or “I’ll be happy when I have my dream home,” or “I’ll be happy when my husband/wife changes his/her attitude.” etc etc.

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