We can all get stressed at different times and by different things and this can in the worst case drastically affect our health and life expectancy, or in the best of cases make our day to day lives more difficult and unpleasant for the duration of the stress.
A lot of my friends always tell me about how stressed they are and how difficult it can be to cope with such heightened worry and difficult life situations. There are plenty of things that psychology and ancient traditions have taught us that can help with such situations but according to this great TED Talk by Dr Kelly McGonical the way we look at the idea of stress can affect the impact it has upon us.
To me this is an astoundingly refreshing way to view something that can affect us all and shows that through the attention we pay to things we can have a bigger impact on our reality than perhaps we previously thought.
“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Your life is your choice, it is up to you to live it how you want. We are the navigator and the driver of the time we get on this earth, whatever choices we make we take our lives in our own direction. It is for this reason that taking responsibility for ourselves is so important. Continue reading →
We typically take the word ego and apply it to someone who has an inflated idea of self-worth, however, the ego is something of our own creation that is not necessarily to do with having high opinions of oneself but an identity we develop and reinforce as our lives progress. This idea of self and other can really limit us, we can be blissfully unaware of it and even when we are aware of it, we can find it exceedingly difficult to keep it in check. Continue reading →
If you’ve ever had it bad you know anxiety is a bitch. Stressful situations are supposed to cause anxiety; a reaction we’ve evolved with and one which has been useful for us to continue the species. What I’m talking about is the type of anxiety which can develop in the absence of any seriously stressful situations. The anxiety that we seem to get for no reason that can feel like someone is throttling your soul. Continue reading →
We go through life with various things that get in our way, things that trip us up and can sometimes change our path; often these are things over which our control level equals something close to zero and this can be a worry and sometimes upsetting thing for us. What we want in life can often seem like it is on the other side of a raging torrent. Continue reading →
There’s no getting around it, depression absolutely sucks. Feeling helpless and hopeless all the time is a downward spiral and leads to self loathing. Let’s be honest, nobody wants that.
For me the worst thing was my change in activity, my lack of desire to do things. Before I would do all sorts of stuff and always try new things. It lead me to a cycle of having the most boring routine and lack of activity, a self perpetuating run of feeling horrible.
But, there are 12 awesome lessons I have learned from this time in my life. I reckon these are 12 lessons everyone can benefit from. Continue reading →