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HOW TO DEAL WITH HOLIDAY STRESS IN A POSITIVE WAY ?

The holiday season can be a magical time for some people, while others have a tendency to stress out.

Stress is an inevitable part of everyone’s life.  Particularly during the holidays, you  spend extreme amount of money  in over-crowded shops, you tend to over-eat and drink a lot , you try to fit in last minute events in already over-booked calendar.  As a result, all this can put you over the edgeUnderstanding the following two facts about stress will help you deal with it in a positive way.

1. Stress is cumulative; it builds upon itself day after day.

2. Your ability to handle stress depends on how resilient you are at any particular time in your life. Resiliency factors are things that make life easier, like supportive people, good health, and positive thoughts. If resiliency factors are missing, than the same stressful event will knock you to your knees or worse yet, flat on your face.

How to fight the cumulative nature of stress and strengthen your resiliency factors:

1. Learn to relax. This DOES NOT include watching TV or taking a nap. Although in moderation, there are benefits to these activities.  What really works is training your body and mind to refocus and take a break from any situation. You can learn meditation, breathing exercises, visualization, journaling, progressive muscle relaxation, or yoga, and connect to your senses by using music, aromatherapy or a favorite soft blanket to help you relax. Everyday you can choose to make a conscious effort  to practice these relaxation tips for at least fifteen minutes.  Then you will breakdown the cumulative nature of stress and see the  considerable difference within one week.
2. Find out which situations, people, and things make you more stressed and come up with a plan of action. Be realistic with your personal expectations and don’t overwhelm yourself by concentrating on everything you need to do.  One step at a time.

3. Surround yourself with supportive people. Choose to limit your time around somebody who stress you out and try to emotionally distance yourself from situations that sabotage your good efforts for health.

4. Decide what you can control and what you can’t. If there are situations or people out of your control then continually remind yourself that it is wasted energy trying to make someone do what you want them to do, or trying to make something to be different then it is.

5. Choose to change the negative tapes playing in your head; replace “I can’t do this”, “I’m not smart”, or “I will fail” with “I can deal with challenges”,” I may have made mistakes in the past, but I am doing better”, or “I’m a hard worker”.

6. Most of your experience of stress has to do with your attitude and the way you perceive your life’s events or others. Here are some tips to help you maintain a stress-relieving attitude: positive affirmations, optimism, maintaining a sense of humor, using low of attraction, and letting go of anger.

7. Exercise, sleep and nourish your body in a healthy way. Physical activities release healthy chemicals ( endorphins) in your brain. Therefor, increasing your heart rate for at least 15 minutes a day, every day, is the single most effective thing your can do to fight stress. Get at least 7 hours of sleep every night. Eat right because your brain will not function properly if it is malnourished.

8. Everyday do something that you like to do and remind yourself who you are. Your life will be off balance unless you restore your sense of fun.  Harmonizing  your life will help you to be resilient to stress.

9. Don’t mask your stress with addiction forming drugs and alcohol.  Natural stress-relievers such as valerian root, chamomile and passion flowers work synergistically to help you regain control of your emotions. 

Start now in order to reduce and better manage your stress by using my effective tips, and enjoy the holidays in good health and happiness!
If you would like help and support for boosting your resiliency and for staying happy and healthy during holidays, schedule a free session with me
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Global Wellness Day is June 10

 

The world celebrates Global Wellness Day with the slogan “One day can change your whole life,”on the second Saturday of June every year as an international day dedicated to living well.

Global Wellness Day is an entirely not-for-profit day, a social project created by volunteers dedicated to living well. The purpose of Global Wellness Day is to ask the question, even if for just one day, “How can I live a healthier and better life?”, to direct the thoughts of both individuals and society towards “living well” and to raise awareness.

First celebrated in 2012, Global Wellness Day was established in Turkey as the “first” day dedicated to living well, and has now been accepted worldwide. Global Wellness Day has been officially celebrated in over 90 countries at 3000 different locations in 2016, reflecting its success.

According to The World Health Organization, Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

My vision of living well as a community, society, and a world in general is being happy, healthy physicals and mentally, and leave in peace with each other.

My own living well mantra is love and mindfulness of my own body and mind and people around me.

What is wellness for you personally?

What would you do today to achieve your wellness?

Wellness is the conscious development of the whole self. Embarking on a wellness journey is a process of searching for the appropriate “tools” to make you a healthier and happier human being, plus discovering your own effective methods to use these “tools” for continued growth and development.

If you don’t know where to start, try the following 8 steps. You will improve your wellbeing step-by-step with one step at a time.

GWD 8 step manifesto
  1. Walk for an hour.
  2. Drink more water.
  3. Don’t use plastic bottles.
  4. Eat healthy food.
  5. Do a good deed.
  6. Have a family dinner with your loved ones.
  7. Sleep 10 hours.
  8. Be grateful.

Share the manifesto, the video or the whole article with you families, your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers or your communities and spread awareness about Global Wellness Day.

Living well one day at a time and educating others about it is my mission. My belief and my passion is to educate, support and empower people to transform their lives and reach their optimal health and happiness. As a ripple effect, we can change our community, our nation and the globe to better place with peace, love, health and happiness as priorities.
I am here for you if you need my support. Schedule a complementary transformational session here.

On this Global Wellness Day I would like to present you a gift – “7 De-Stress Tips for Busy People” e-book.

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Love, Health & Happiness this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. It’s a beautiful holiday to celebrate and share with your family, children, partner, spouse and friends. We traditionally share our love on this holiday by purchasing gifts, flowers, chocolates, candy, or fancy dinners for our loved ones.
But have you thought about what you can do to celebrate Valentine’s Day for yourself?
Why do we purchase all these items and indulge in such unhealthy eating behavior?
Is this how we show someone we love them; let alone is this how we perceive feeling valued and loved by others?
Do you believe that if you put others first that they will love and therefore you will feel loved?
Do you believe it is selfish to love yourself first? I’d like to challenge you on a different approach in conveying your Love this Valentine’s Day. That is to practice the selfless, not selfish, act of self-love.A famous psychologist and social philosopher coined the idea that:“In order to truly love another person, a person needs first to love herself, in the way of respecting and knowing oneself.”In my book Listen to Your Body and Regain Your Health I share with you my Secrets including:

  • The four aspects of self-love
  • The Process of Transformation in Trust and Self-awareness
  • Self-care routines; like my ‘Mirror Work’ Exercise

The only way to Love others with all of your heart is by first loving yourself.

Take this Valentine’s day as an opportunity to not only love others, but love yourself too. Listen to what your heart is telling you.

Follow your heart, Listen to your body, Reenergize your mind and Exert positive energy into your spirit.

When you have accomplished these tasks of being a healthier, happier and self-loving you, you will then discover the power of sharing your love with others.

So, take this Valentine’s day to connect with your inner self.

I wish you all Love, Health & Happiness this Valentine’s Day.