Grounding is the process of managing anxiety by focusing on physical occurrences. The theory behind grounding is that by bringing your attention to things that are actually happening, you should be able to tune out negative or worrisome thoughts. One of the most common forms of this is meditation, a practice which involves being in a quiet place – often alone – and calming the mind by focusing on breathing or other physical sensations. This may seem like an impossible feat if you are in a situation where you’re feeling overwhelmed in a place that is public or noisy. However, there are several grounding exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime you feel the need to take a break and clear your head.
Everybody knows that getting a college degree is an extremely stressful task. Between the exams and the papers and trying to maintain a personal life, it’s no surprise thatnearly fifty percent of college studentsare suffering from anxiety and depression. But, what about those who continue to suffer after the cap and gown come off?
Social media can be an amazing tool to help you stay connected with your loved ones and keep up to date on the world around you. But spending too much time behind the screen can take a toll on your mental and physical health by causing depression, social anxiety, stiff necks, and insomnia. Taking a social media detox is a great way to recharge your mind and body by taking a break from all the likes and late-night scrolling. If you’re looking for a binge break, here are some tips to help you get started.
Did you know that moving is considered to be oneof life's most stressful moments? It's right up there with heartbreak and starting a new job. If you are moving this weekend, I've probably made you feel a whole lot worse. Yet, even though it is incredibly difficult to move, it can also be hard to feel "at home." So, as you move in the last box into your new digs, here are a few ways you can make yourself feel right at home.
Mindfulness is a practice that encourages people to live in the moment and be present. It’s been proven by scientists to help alleviate several physical and mental ailments. Unfortunately, the hustle and bustle of everyday life leaves little time for mindfulness. We’re so busy going over to-do lists and making future plans, we’re rarely ever really present. But it doesn’t have to stay this way. There are many things you can do to practice mindfulness every day. Here are a few of my favorites.