From the day we are born until the day we take our last breath, we are forced to deal with stress. It’s inevitable that our entire lives are marked by periods of strain and tension. While some stress is actually good and healthy for us, too much is bad and can lead to health problems.
If you’ve ever experienced the deeply unpleasant feelings, thoughts, and emotions of dread and unease over future situations or things beyond your control, then you have felt the heavy weight of stress dragging you down. Many cases of physical and mental burnout, depression, addiction, high blood pressure and other heart issues stem directly from elevated levels of chronic, out of control stress. In fact, recently the most common type of mental health illness in America was identified by The National Institute of Mental Health as anxiety disorders. Stress is what leads directly to anxiety and it’s often cited as thee number one trigger of people’s generalized anxiety.
If you can’t find a way to balance and deal with all the stuff that gets thrown your way then you could be headed towards a breaking point, if you haven’t already arrived there yet! Instead of allowing things to get out of control and continuing to suffer, there are techniques to properly deal with the daily stresses you come across. Here are some of the ways in which mentally strong people handle and compartmentalize stress. Check them out because some of these could really make a big difference in your life:
1. They Think Positively:
If you tell yourself you can do this or that you’ve got it, then you’re setting yourself up for success. Thinking positively puts you in the right mindset to tackle stressful things head on. When you do the opposite and think negatively, by telling yourself you can’t do something, then you’re essentially setting yourself up for failure before you’ve even given it a try. Telling yourself that you are strong, tough, and nothing can stop you will only help you to overcome what you need to in the end.
2. They Find A Solution:
Rather than just avoiding or running away from stressful events, interactions, or problems, mentally tough people will face it head on and work to eliminate it from their life. Depending on the source of your stress, this could mean a number of different things. You can work towards finding common ground with someone you don’t get along with or stop procrastinating over something know you have to get done but keep pushing off. Solving your issues means not having to deal with or think about them again!
3. They Anticipate Stressful Events:
Mental fortitude is partly built upon knowing that things in life don’t always go as expected and that because of this a back up plan may be necessary. By keeping your options open and being flexible you can get past the bumps and road blocks that pop up along the way, and thus avoid a lot of additional and unnecessary stress. Smooth sailing starts with anticipating the weather, as does a smooth journey in life means anticipating things and events beyond your control.
4. They Think Ahead Time-Wise And Plan Accordingly:
The majority of the daily stresses we encounter comes from balancing our schedules. When you have to be at work, a meeting, dinner, or school to pick up your kids at a certain time, plus do a million other things in-between, it can easily stress anyone out! When you find that you’re overloaded and stretched thin, it’s time to sit down and make a schedule. Allow yourself extra time in-between the places you have to go or things you have to do so that if you’re running late for whatever reason, it’s okay. Schedules help us keep track of all the major and minor things we have to get done and if you stick with them, your life will instantly be all the less stressful.
5. They Employ A Number Of Different Stress Management Techniques:
There are a variety of stress management tools and techniques that people use to help them alleviate stress. Some do yoga or meditate, take a walk, exercise, and just keep moving to stop them from becoming paralyzed by stress. Others make lists, brainstorm ideas, take a break from whatever it is that’s bothering them, talk it out with trusted friends and colleagues, or squeeze a good old fashioned stress-ball. There’s an endless amount of strategies and ways out there to help you overcome stress, you just need to try them out and see what works for you.
Check out the video below for some more stress management techniques
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In recent years much has been written about the health and beauty benefits that the almighty LEMON can provide. Filled with a multitude of vitamins, and an acidity and freshness, which is naturally antiseptic which makes it a great cleaning agent for your body and environment.
The VIDEO you are about to watch below addresses the potency of LEMON SMELL which when cut and combined with salt, has the capacity to 1. Improve Air Quality when placed on your night table as you sleep. 2. By absorbing the toxins in the air, you 3. AWAKE feeling an 4. INCREASED ENERGY, 5. HEIGHTENED ABILITY TO FOCUS, 6. IMPROVED MOOD and 7. IMPROVED BREATHING. 8. If you have a cold you will find that both your sinuses and throat will feel much better as a result of keeping the cut lemon and salt near your head during the night.
Other Benefits and Uses of Lemon Juice Include:
1) RIDDING THE SCALP OF DANDRUFF: as it is a natural cleanser of the scalp and and OTHER SKIN ISSUES, such as ACNE, and the WHITENING of DARK SPOTS.
2) SOFTENS CALLOUSES in body areas where skin tends to thicken. By rubbing a half lemon on ELBOWS, KNEES and FEET, thickened skin will SOFTEN and EXFOLIATE.
3) WHITENS NAILS
4) FRESHENS BREATH
5) SOOTHS FOOT PAIN
6) DRINKING LEMON JUICE: aids WEIGHT LOSS, SOOTHES INDIGESTION, LESSENS ARTHRITIC AND RHEUMATOID PAIN, RIDS BODY OF TOXINS by FLUSHING KIDNEYS
7) RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS which slow aging and prevent tumor growth
Watch the footage below for PROPER CUTTING of the LEMON with ADDED SALT at BEDTIME to gain the benefits for your ENERGY, MOOD, BREATHING and ABILITY TO FOCUS!
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In recent years we have all heard about “Gluten-free” diets. There have been misconceptions about Gluten, as it has taken on a a fad-like essence. Some people came to believe that eliminating Gluten would result in weight loss, while others thought that being on a Gluten free diet is a healthier way of eating for everyone; BOTH OF THESE NOTIONS ARE NOT TRUE.
However, GLUTEN SENSITIVITY or INTOLERANCE IS NOT A MYTH! In the VIDEO you are about to watch below, Dr. Axe explains that Gluten is the sticky protein that is found in wheat, rye, and barley. The Gluten found in our foods is different than the protein of yesteryear. It has become a hybrid, most probably due to environmental changes in farming and pesticides, which may explain why more people today find it challenging to digest, than in years before.
You may be one of those people who have a sensitivity or intolerance to Gluten, but could be unaware. So the question arises as to the how to find out if you are suffering from this. Dr. Axe discusses the SYMPTOMS, SIDE EFFECTS and WARNING SIGNS that may be indicative of GLUTEN INTOLERANCE:
1) DIGESTIVE ISSUES: after eating a meal with Gluten you experience gassy bloating, diarrhea and constipation.
2) FOOD ALLERGIES: To Eggs, Wheat and Dairy.
3) CHRONIC FATIGUE: Trouble concentrating and feeling of restlessness.
5) Little red bumps on the back of your arm that itch.
6) UNEXPLAINED STUBBORN WEIGHT GAIN
7) JOINT PAIN such as Arthritis or Brain Inflammation. This is caused by Gluten eventually TEARING A HOLE IN YOUR GUT and leaking through, causing inflammation throughout the body!
8) AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES eventually result from the gluten leakage throughout the body, as cells perceive it as a foreign body attacking.
9) MOOD SWINGS: worsening of symptoms of depression, anxiety, ADD, ADHD and Autism.
Dr. Axe goes into more depth about disorders, that present CLEAR WARNING SIGNS, that you probably are sensitive to Gluten. He recommends an easy-to-follow way to go gluten-free, known as the “GAPS DIET”, and a process of eliminating certain foods and reintroducing them to ascertain whether Gluten is the culprit!
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We’ve all had those moments where we feel the overwhelming urge to check and then re-check something. We either space out or forget if we already looked, and so we double check on it just to make sure. It’s normal and natural, unless you are constantly and compulsively repeating the behavior and thoughts to the point that you become obsessed with it.
That type of uncontrollable obsessing over things and repeating certain activities or thoughts in your mind can end up having a negative impact on your life and sanity. It also points to you likely having more serious issue, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). OCD is a mental disorder where those who suffer from it perform rituals and activities in specific ways that make sense in their minds, but to normal people it just seems strange or off. It’s estimated that over 3.3 million American adults have OCD at any given time, with men and women equally affected. There are many different compulsions, signs, and symptoms associated with having the disorder but one of the most common ones is perfectionism.
Perfectionists are quick to notice all of the small details that most others would either overlook or completely miss altogether. It’s like they have laser vision in the way that they’re able to hone in on the smallest flaws or mistakes, no inaccuracy gets past them. They pay extremely close attention to everything and so they often double or triple check stuff in order to avoid even the possibility of missing something important.
While only a doctor can determine and diagnose you with OCD, there are other ways to explore and see how OCD you may be. This quiz is one of them. It looks at how your eyes, brain, and mind evaluate certain images and examines how you experience different levels of disorder. If you don’t have OCD then practically all of the shapes that follow in this quiz will appear to be identical. Even so, one of them is different in either shape, color, or position, so try your eyes at it now and see how sensitive your OCD radar is!
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The organ in our bodies, that is responsible for our overall physical vitality and health, is the LIVER. We live in an environment that is filled with toxins, both in the air we breath and the foods we eat, that rely on the liver to manage these poisons. In fact, a healthy liver is in charge of filtering out these toxins through our waste (urine and stool), so that we can absorb the vital nutrients that are key for our overall health.
Conversely, if are livers are damaged by alcoholism, the after effects of certain viruses, or overexposure to certain chemicals, it is not able to do it’s job in allowing proper digestion to occur. When it is overburdened by toxins, it can’t properly act as a filter for elimination; this can eventually result in bodily changes that can alert us that we are at risk for a potentially serious health risk.
Without the liver’s ability to eliminate toxins regularly and healthfully, it becomes sluggish because the toxins get stored in fat, resulting in an INABILITY TO SHED WEIGHT. If you have become frustrated, that despite your eating right and exercising your weight doesn’t budge, this can be a sign of liver toxicity. This can occur because our ENVIRONMENT is filled with a multitude of toxins that CAN BURDEN OUR LIVER FUNCTIONING.
As the liver is ultimately responsible for human beings’ survival, it is important to be aware of the EARLY SIGNS OF LIVER TOXICITY:
(1) WEIGHT GAIN AND THE INABILITY TO LOSE IT DESPITE A BALANCED DIET AND REGULAR EXERCISE
(2) SKIN CHANGES:
(a) yellowish hue indicative of a rise in bilirubin leading to jaundice
(b) inflammation causing ITCHINESS or OVERSENSITIVITY
(c) SMALL RED DOTS ON SKIN
(3) Darkening of URINE (despite healthy ingestion of water) or bloody or black STOOL
(4) ABDOMINAL CHANGES:
(a) chronic cramping in lower abdomen
(b) extreme gassiness and pressure that eventually can lead to fluid buildup which must be removed before affecting the LUNGS
(5) CHRONIC FATIGUE and WEAKNESS
Any of these symptoms, particularly when combined with others, should be a signal to immediately seek medical help, before more serious liver damage occurs. The VIDEO you are about to watch below, offers you a great discussion of the importance of the liver, the early signs of toxic overload and HOW TO CLEANSE IT AND GET BACK TO HEALTHY FUNCTIONING.
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One of the best feelings in life comes with helping others out and making a positive impact on the people we love and care for. After all, who doesn’t want the best for their friends and family? However, when you start caring too much and cross the line between good intentions and people pleasing, it can end up taking a heavy toll on your own happiness.
While it’s often been said that kindness costs nothing, sadly that’s not the case. Many people find themselves being taken advantage of and exploited because they are too kind and care too much about others. That’s when they end end up paying the price and their kindness becomes both harmful and self-destructive.
To avoid being used and manipulated you need to first realize that you’re giving too much of yourself, whether it be time, money, or other resources, and that it’s a major problem. To help you self-evaluate, here are four common signs that indicate you care way too much and how to put an end to each of them:
1. You’re surrounded by attention seeking, overly needy people. When you look around at the people in your life and they’re all dependent on you in some sort of way, that’s a major red flag. It means you’re attracting these needy, desperate types of people because you put up with them in the first place! By feeding their egos and giving them attention, you’re really looking for something to be completed or a hole to be filled within your own self. When you give too much people will take it all and then ask for more, it will never be enough for them.
That’s why you need to set clear boundaries and stick with them firmly, never get pressured into doing things and be more assertive. Also, spend time alone and learn to love yourself. Only then will you be able to attract other kind, like-minded souls.
2. Your own needs come last. When you care too much, everyone else comes first. In the end, you are the one who ends up missing out on everything because you’re too busy pleasing others. When this happens over and over again, you’re bound to feel horrible and drained inside.
Instead of putting other people’s needs first, put your own needs and yourself first! It’s very simple and it doesn’t mean you’re a greedy or selfish person. The hardest part is breaking the habit and just doing it. In the end, you’ll feel better emotionally and mentally and you won’t get burned out.
3. You often get taken advantage of. When people see how much you care and what you’re willing to do to help someone, they will notice and expect the same. This can spiral quickly out of control and all of your kindness will be taken for granted and used up. People do not have a healthy respect for compassion, they see it as a weakness and a way to exploit others.
Instead of continually giving in time and time again, say no and stand up for yourself. If you notice people asking too much of you, turn them down and let them know that you feel they are taking advantage of you. That way they won’t keep trying to use you or expect anything more.
4. You try too hard to please others, leading to your own detriment. When all your time and energy goes towards helping out others and making sure they feel good or are all taken care of, you have no time for yourself. Not taking care of yourself can lead to feeling like you’re out of control and when that happens a breakdown, depression, and other health problems are not far off.
You can’t please everyone and nor should you try to. Make sure that you always take time for yourself and listen to what your body and mind are trying to tell you. No one is going to die or suffer if you put yourself first for once, so do it!
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