- Get help. No matter how bad you feel, there is always someone who can help you. It is vital to reach out for support because as humans, we thrive through connection and feeling understood. It is vital to clarify your thoughts and feelings either out loud or on paper, to expand them into a positive, powerful perspective. It is preferable to utilise the skills of an expert, not only to provide clarity and focus, but someone who is intuitive and experienced will be able to interpret your values and vision and set you on a path that is right for you.
- Discover a form of exercise that you can enjoy with others. It is vital to get out there with others.
3.. Begin a Mindfulness training. Just to give you a broader perspective, The US military offers marines mindfulness training before they are deployed, in recognition that it is an effective form of mental discipline. “Mindfulness has been shown to help those suffering from depression to help manage their emotions better, dwelling less on negative memories and feelings.” Mark Leonard, Oxford Mindfulness Centre.
When people feel stressed, the part of the brain associated with “fight or flight” – the amygdala – fires up, reducing the brain’s ability to cope. Modern crises such as a deluge of work –related emails or a clash of personalities are complex and require flexibility and emotional intelligence. But in its primitive state of high alert, the brain fixates on the immediate problem rather than thinking strategically and seeing the bigger picture.
Mindfulness has proven benefits that increase calm, a feeling of ‘lightness’, creativity and wellbeing. Regular practice brings your system back into balance: reducing stress hormones, slowing down your heart rate and blood pressure, and relaxing your muscles.
In addition to its calming physical effects, research shows that mindfulness increases energy and focus, combats illness, relieves aches and pains, heightens problem-solving abilities, and boosts motivation and productivity.
If you want to learn how to encorporate Mindfulness into your daily practice, contact Suzi Tyler on 077836 635233 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are needing some stress relief and stress management help, get in touch. Suzi sees private clients one-to-one in Birchington and Whitstable, Kent and Harley Street, London W1.