Natural objects, such as shells, pebbles, and pine cones, remind us of happy times spent at the beach or in the countryside
When we resist "what is" then we create more suffering for ourselves, as there's a constant, underlying dissatisfaction, otherwise known as the "If Only..." syndrome.
Finding some gratitude in the midst of a chaotic time, even the tiniest thing, will light your heart. It's not about forcing positive vibes as it doesn't work and just puts a bandaid on the wound but more about accepting where you are right now and allowing the emotions that come along the way.
Overthinking/obsessing on an issue is not going to help us make better decisions because we are still deciding from the same level of thinking we were at yesterday and the day before that.
Several years ago I was on holiday in Egypt. My best friend and I were in Club Med, El Gouna, far away from our stressful jobs in finance. We were having a whale of a time with nine days of sports, fabulous sunshine and lots of delicious food!
When faced with an emergency, you are biologically created to be reactive, rather than thoughtful or critical in your thinking. As a result, panic makes you behave in an emotional manner rather than a thoughtful manner, as you react emotionally to the danger facing you.
Whether you suffer from occasional anxiety, generalized anxiety, or its more cumbersome cousin, social anxiety, the following strategies can help get you on the other side of calm when practiced regularly.
I find a lot of people have holiday anxiety. We all need to calm it down. There's no better present you can give yourself than a rest from all the flurry and a break from feeling you need to plugged in, lit up or in sync with anyone. Just let it go.
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My eyebrows need a good tweezing, my hair is a tangled mess of curls, and I haven't even thought about makeup. I've been wearing the same shorts for the past four days. I haven't been to the gym. Every morning I wake up in a big, overwhelming fog. And I haven't been reading. Sound like a case of depression? I understand if it does.