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.
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.
While this may not be the time of year you want to hear it, we all need to relax more. With everyone working more, tragedies happening all around the world that impact us deeply, and everything else we juggle day-to-day in life, it's no wonder we're all exhausted and sleepless. Yet, for the benefit of our overall wellbeing, it's important to sit back, relax, and not do so much anymore. But where do you start? It can begin with one small thing – setting boundaries. Here are a few places to start:
Ever so slowly, the fall season is creeping into the remaining weeks of summer. Pumpkin-spice-everything is on the horizon, school supplies are on sale, and the sun is setting earlier. While an exciting time of year, this may be the time of year your skin is at its driest. So, if you want to grab a bottle of lotion every time the heater turns on, you are not alone. However, you don't need to keep a Costco-sized tub of Lubriderm or Vaseline nearby for every time you to moisturize. There are other ways to combat dry skin this winter season that maybe you haven't even thought of yet.