Meditation is an excellent way to relieve stress. Deepak Chopra said, “Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that’s already there, buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.” In other words, meditation allows you to turn off your stress-generator, your mind. Continue reading
Year 2011 has just gone by. Each one of us has his own feelings and perceptions with regard to the old year. Looking through the list of resolutions that I made in the early part of 2011, I would say that I am quite happy with how things are progressing. I am quite satisfied that I am disciplined enough to act on “tasks” which I set to do.
As we enter into 2012, I have come up with new resolutions for the new year. Continue reading
What does the Law of Attraction has to do with stress and anxiety? Everything. The law can either be useful or a hinder to people experiencing stress and anxiety. To start with, what is the Law of Attraction? Simply put, it is a metaphysical belief that a person attracts to himself what he thinks about, ie like attracts like. Positive thinking brings about positive results. Conversely, negative thinking brings about negative results.
A person who is experiencing shortage of money will do no good to himself by constantly dwelling on how “poor” he is. This is because by allowing himself to preoccupy his thoughts on the shortage of money, he will continue to experience a lack of money. What he has to do, instead, is to redirect his thoughts and to focus on “abundance”. He has to think of abundance more often than shortage. Therefore, instead of letting the thought of no money constantly preoccupy his mind, he should start being grateful for the amount of wealth that he has at that point of time.
The Case for Stress and Anxiety
How do you apply this basic law to the daily stress and anxiety that we are frequently facing? The person will do him a great favor by not resisting and complaining about the problems that he is facing. This is because by resistance and complaints, he will only allow the extension of his problems. Instead, he should take the current stress that he is facing in his strides and at the same time, proactively find ways to minimize or reduce this unpleasant occurrence. For example, instead of complaining incessantly, he could perhaps take up relaxation techniques such as yoga or meditation. Admittedly, this is easier said than done. However, there is no other better way to this.
By putting in practice the principle underlying the Law of Attraction into your daily life as much as possible, you will find that you can lead a better quality of life. The problem might persist, but at least, you will be more at peace with yourself.
What is Self-Hypnosis?
Self-hypnosis is one of the most powerful tools of positive self-transformation through inducing a relaxed but concentrated state of mind. Similar to day dreaming, this state of mind is characterized by relaxed and focused concentration. Though it may sound foreign to some people, we experience a state of natural hypnosis on quite a frequent basis. Whenever we experience a state of joy, calm and relaxed concentration while doing something or any activity where we lose track of time, most probably we are in the state of natural hypnosis. Continue reading
In today’s competitive world, we tend to focus on how better we are relative to one another. We tend to have high level of egos and lack of self compassions. Our self-esteem is fragile. We get angry and irritable if we feel that we are less good than others. At the slightest hint that this well-preserved ego is broken, our sense of well-being goes down with it as well. This unhealthy tendency creates tension not only for ourselves but to the surrounding people as well. On daily basis, we ride on emotional roller-coaster ride, swinging from happiness to frustration depending on whether our sense of self-esteem is enhanced or put down. Consequently, we are not at peace with ourselves most of the time.
The challenge is how to be at peace with one-self irrespective of how people’s views are towards one-self or our own self-views for that matter? One of the best solutions is to learn the art of self-compassion. To put it simply, self-compassion is an act of kindness which one can show towards one self, no matter how bad the situation is. A self-compassionate person knows that he has done his best under the circumstances. There is no need to beat one-self up or criticize one-self harshly if one messes up. Only through the act of kindness towards one-self, can self-healing start its natural process of recovery. A self-compassionate person does not feel “threatened” if other people perform better than him in school, at work or other fields for that matter. By practicing this art of self-healing, one will be able to achieve a greater level of peace and harmony in life. Lastly, a person who is at peace with one-self will achieve a greater level of personal success and growth.
What is Eustress?
Normally, we talk negatively about stress. More often than not, we associate stress with the harmful effects that it can create, both to the body as well as to the mind. This type of negative stress can also be termed as “distress”. On the other hand, “eustress” is the exact opposite of “distress”. Continue reading
What is yoga? Yoga, means “union” in Sanskrit, is a scientific system of physical and mental practices originated in India many thousand of years ago. Through various physical poses, breathing techniques and meditation, the yoga practitioner will be able to experience improved overall well-being. Different people practices yoga for different reasons such as relaxation and improved physical health. Continue reading
Here are some of the easy-to-follow-tips when you encounter stressful situation in your life. Stress is a common denominator especially if you live in a fast-paced society. While some level of stress is acceptable, too much stress can lead harm to your physical, mental and emotional well-beings. So the question is what to do when stress? Continue reading
Some level of workplace stress is good as it helps to motivate as well as to propel you to achieve more and in so doing increases your productivity. However, excessive level of stress can have the counter-productive effect as you might not be functioning at an optimal level. On a long term basis, excessive level of workplace stress can have its negative bearing on both your physical as well as mental well being. Continue reading