It’s springtime. The weather has turned and the sense of renewal is in the air. Beautiful flowers, tree buds, mowed lawns all signal the rejuvenation of flora and fawna. You may be experiencing the sensation of renewal as well. Longer days mean more outdoor activities, more engagement with others, and more vitamin D! Increased Anxiety …
One of the effects of stress is muscle tension, and some people tend to hold their stress in certain parts of their bodies, such as shoulders, neck, or back.
There are a lot of buzz words these days. “Whole person care” is one of them. But, what does that mean?
Anxiety says worrying is necessary in order to keep track of all of the potential dangers and problems and catastrophes just lurking around the corner.
Have you ever noticed how relaxed you can feel after you’ve done something physically strenuous? It’s possible to relive a little of this feeling by engaging in progressive muscle relaxation.
When people are burdened by fear, worry and anxiety, they struggle to live productive, happy lives. These same feelings propel them headlong into excessities.
To help you determine your current level of stress, answer the following questions based on the past six months. Keep a tally of the number of points for each yes answer.
Sometimes people will take their feelings of dread and impending disaster and concentrate it into a single area of concern. OCD is anxiety distilled, a potent onslaught of negative thoughts coupled with crippling ritual, disrupting a person’s ability to function.
To help you identify your patterns of worry and what activities or thoughts they are most associated with, you need to answer the following questions. Take your time to answer these questions and rally think about your answers.
Anxious people can appear paralyzed by fear. They can go to extreme lengths to avoid anything that triggers their fear. They can make elaborate excuses and put off handling anything that produces anxiety.
Patty felt pretty keyed up, tense. Today, the plastic bus seat seemed harder than usual, and Patty shifted uncomfortably every few minutes. She felt like she was coming out of her skin and couldn’t wait to get off the bus and get home. It wasn’t that someone waiting just behind the front door for something. …
Now is the time to give yourself permission to assign relaxation a place in your life. Learning to relax means you will initially need to work at not working.