The most powerful way to combat anxiety is to consistently work on building your resilience and mental strength. Along the way, you’ll learn to appreciate or even welcome certain kinds of mistakes for all the new information they bring you. In this article you will find six daily exercises I use to build resilience and mental strength:
This year has been unlike anything most of us have seen. I could list here all things wrong in the world, but do we really need a recap of that? We have plenty of reminders of what’s bad in the world. Now more than ever is the time to destroy stress. It's time we get aggressive with our self-care. Eating well and exercise is a staple of self-care. But we need to go beyond that.
It is natural to feel anxiety and stress during this coronavirus crisis. Elevated levels of stress directly affect breathing, however. Apart from the seriousness of the matter and heart-wrenching reports, watching the news, under the circumstances, may be also be an added threat to your sense of wellbeing and health, mental and physical. Anxiety disorders, and panic attacks in particular, can mimic coronavirus symptoms, such as shortness of breath.
It’s that time of year again. The fresh scent of an evergreen fills the house. Strains of “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells” permeate the airwaves. Once again, I unpack the fragile, ceramic Santa that I made as a gift for my mom when I was five. Suddenly, I’m transported back in time—for better or for worse. The holidays should be joyous times filled with family and friends, but sometimes the very traditions that give meaning to this season also trigger old fears, hurts, and anxieties. (And if you’re prone to Season Affective Disorder (SAD), the lack of warmth and sunshine can zap your goodwill toward men, and women, too.)