Archives for February 2020

Coping With Anxiety

Today, you will be reading about how to cope with anxiety states.

When you suffer from anxiety, you probably find yourself worrying endlessly about anything and everything, even when there is really nothing for you to worry about.

Anxiety can interfere with your ability to carry out normal everyday activities. You start getting irrational feelings of fear, which can escalate into panic attacks where you become very dizzy and feel like you cannot breathe. You can also get social anxiety, where you worry for days on end about something like an up-and-coming big family event, and the very thought of it just makes you feel sick and ill. Anxiety also causes other problems such as depression, insomnia, over-eating, alcohol or drug abuse, and heart disease.

For example, you might find yourself constantly worrying about the terrible state of your finances, especially if you have a large mortgage on your house, or a large loan that you have to pay off every month. These monthly payments can spiral out of hand, and you can become extremely anxious worrying about it all, because you are living on a huge, outstanding overdraft. Every thought that you think about it, seems to begin with, “What if”. You might suddenly start thinking:- “What if I am late for work three mornings in a row?”. “What if I am on sick leave for a long time?”. “What if I lose my job?. “What if I cannot pay my bills?”. “What if I have to heat or eat?”.

If you are always feeling anxious, the first thing you should do to help yourself, is to talk to your family doctor. Anxiety is easily treatable and there are some things that really can make you feel better. Your doctor can prescribe medication, and / or they can refer you for psychotherapy, which is also known as “talk therapy”, or CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). Using one or both treatments can help tremendously with anxiety. You could also try meditation, stress management, or yoga to help you cope with your anxiety, or you could even try joining a “self-help for anxiety” group.

Hypnotherapy is, of course, also extremely useful for anxiety. It can help you to relax and unwind both physically and mentally, and you will feel so much better after even one or two hypnotherapy sessions.

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Further Ways To Help You To Lose Weight

Today, you will be reading about other ways to help you to lose weight.

For years and years we have been constantly told that we must carefully watch what we eat if we want to lose some weight. For instance, we were told that protein such as red meat was good, and eggs were good, but things like biscuits, cakes and chocolate were all bad for us. It was made very clear to us that if we eat less calories than we burn, such as by making absolutely sure that we get plenty of regular physical exercise, then we will definitely lose weight.

It has recently been found, that the times when you actually eat matter just as much as what you eat. We were taught that day-time was for eating food and digesting it while we were active and physically moving about, while night-time was for sleeping and giving the body time to rest and recuperate and make any repairs that were needed to the digestive system.

Some scientific studies have shown that eating breakfast later on Saturdays and Sundays than you normally would during the week, leads to weight gain. These studies show that it is best for you to have regular meal times every day. It has been found that three regular meals a day, being breakfast, lunch, and an evening meal, is generally what works for most people. It is even better for you if you do not snack on things like cake and biscuits between these regular meal times, because this will allow your body to digest what you have eaten for your meal.

Other studies show that if someone is on a diet and they eat most food before 3 o’clock in the afternoon, they will lose about 25% more weight than those on the diet who ate much later on. Some people will find that always starting the day with a huge breakfast will certainly help with weight loss, because it will help them digest their food more quickly and easily, rather than eating a large main meal at the end of the day.

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