How To Recognize Early Signs Of Stress

stress management Oct 10, 2017

I have heard many people say after a wellness or complementary treatment: “Wow! I did not know I was holding so much stress!”

Stress can take many forms; mental, physical, emotional and environmental and it can create many imbalances. 

In this blog article I share with you how to recognize acute signs of stress so that they do not escalate into chronic stress.

Let me explain what I mean by acute and chronic stress:

Acute stress is also known as 'the fight or flight' response, whereby the body prepares to defend itself and it takes about 90 minutes for the metabolism to return to normal.

Chronic stress relates to the demands of daily life. This is the stress we tend to ignore and if left unchecked it can have dramatic effects on our health and well-being.

It is worth emphasizing that each individual responds differently to stress.

 

Stress can make you excited under certain circumstances, like exercising, falling in love or meeting the challenges of an...

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7 Things I Learnt As A Non-Fiction Author

Uncategorized Oct 03, 2017

This blog article is for aspiring self-published fiction or non-fiction authors.

I love putting pen to paper. I just love the writing process and the use of words to express myself creatively.

I have loved writing from a young age and I am also an avid reader. I purchase kindle books but I also love buying and touching physical books. I like to feel and discover a book's cover and contents and connect with its author more closely. eBooks are a great invention though, especially if space in your home is limited!

I often meet aspiring authors who started their manuscript ages ago and it still needs to be completed. I know how it feels, I was there myself. I first started writing back in 2009 and I did not publish my first book YES! TO Love until 2016. There was, therefore, a 7 year gap between the initial writing and the actual publication of my first book.

I want to share with you what made it possible, what I did differently and what I learnt so that you can get unstuck and realize...

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Why You Must Take 100% Responsibility For Your Life and Results

When you want to transform your life, your starting point is to agree that you will always take 100% responsibility for your life and results. Therefore, you choose not to fall victim of your circumstances and to take full control over your life instead.

Sometimes you expect others to rescue you from your challenges. However, you do not get the help that you need until YOU decide to find solutions to your problems or to take 100% responsibility for your actions and results.

You are more equipped to take 100% responsibility for your life and results when you are able to respond to your life's challenges from a place of awareness; the awareness that this particular challenge is part of your workbook of life and a lesson to be learnt for your own personal and spiritual growth. This requires you to take a moment to reflect on what is seeking to contribute to your own growth in your particular circumstances.

There are two books by Wayne Dyer that changed my life:

1.  There Is a...

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Finding Peace Within...

There might be times when you are with anger, impatience or you feel frustrated, out of place, tired, overwhelmed by too many challenges overflowing at the same time. It is during these moments of upheaval that you must let finding peace within become your personal motto.

I share in my book YES! TO Love™ Jonathan's story. Jonathan had a conflicting relationship with one of his siblings and this affected the family dynamic. My advice to Jonathan was to change the way he perceived his brother altogether to one of love. Jonathan portrayed a negative image of his brother, expressed disapproval and lacked compassion. However, a change in perception meant that it was time for him to forgive his brother for his actions by sending him love. In addition, Jonathan had to forgive himself for expecting his brother to be or behave in a certain way, the way he wanted him to be or behave. Sending love to another through prayers and meditation is very powerful. As a result of healing his...

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Prescriptions For Self-Confidence

A lack of self-confidence can stop you from letting your greatness shine and thus, live you life to your full potential. I reveal in this blog article practical ways you can increase your self-confidence for greater joy and happiness.

What is the actual definition of self-confidence?

The Oxford dictionary gives us the following definition of self-confidence:

A feeling of trust in one's abilities, qualities and judgment.

There are perhaps areas in your life where you have more confidence than others. If you lack self-confidence in one of these areas for example:  relationship, career, finances or health, it just means that you need to increase your faith and trust in your ability to pull through.

Even though the origin of your lack of confidence might be deeply impressed in your subconscious what matters today is that you take into consideration and apply the many ways you can increase your self-confidence.

Self-confidence is an inside job and it can be learnt, improved and...

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4 Simple Ways Of Welcoming Change

personal development Aug 22, 2017

Many of us right now are in transition or going through real transformation  whether we are entering a new life cycle, changing jobs, changing location, changing lifestyle or developing spiritually. However, this process might be smooth at times and other times more difficult than expected. You can overcome it and here is how.

In this article I share with you 4 simple ways you can prepare yourself mentally for change so that it is a smooth transition:

1. Fear not, be grateful for change

Perhaps you have been anticipating this moment or perhaps it has come as a shock. Nevertheless, everything is energy, therefore as human beings it is natural that we should go through change. Change means that you have outgrown the old and you are ready for the new; a new adventure and a new workbook of life filled with life lessons.

2. Choose to let go of the old

Change might be the opportunity for you to do things differently this time around. If you felt stuck before it meant that you were...

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How To Stop Feeling Overwhelmed

The feeling of being overwhelmed is often related to your relationship with time: "I cannot cope..."; "This is taking too much of my time"; "I am not enjoying this at all..."; "I have too much to do and not enough time to do it..." etc. In this article I share with you 3 ways you can overcome the feeling of being overwhelmed and find greater inner peace.

1. Change your mindset

Invite more ease in everything that you do by focusing on:

Intention - Attention - No tension

In other words, you intend to carry out the work at hand, you draw your attention to it, however you insist on doing it with ease as opposed to creating too much tension around it.

For example, you might be carrying out a task you might not like particularly and you associate it with words of hardship, like: "This is so much work..." or "This is such hard work..." etc. This will make it harder for you.

The build up of tension gives us an adrenaline rush however it is not sustainable long term because it would generate...

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Discover 3 Ways to Create Change

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Many people make resolutions however they do not reach completion. In this video I share with you three ways you can create change and put them into practice in your life so that you achieve your desired results, improve your life for good and regain life balance.

1. Stop doing what does not work

2. Do more of what works

3. Try to introduce something new.

Take action today:

When you consider these three ways of creating change, evaluate your current results and see what you could change so that you can complete your resolution, take your life to the next level and achieve your goal.

Complement this post with previous posts:

5 Ways to Take The Courage to Take Your Life to the Next Level

5 Reasons Why You Should Take Risks In Life

4 Success Tips To Create Lasting Change

 

 

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Find Some Time To Just Be...

personal development Aug 01, 2017

Are you always busy doing things? Find some time to just Be, in order to improve the quality of your life. In this blog article I share with you 5 useful tips on how to enjoy just being instead of being busy doing all the time.

One of my mentors Bob Proctor says that we do not need to slow down, instead we need to calm down. Indeed, it is amidst calmness that you are able to see more clearly, to reevaluate where you are, to decide on your next step etc.

When Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen came up with the title of one the most successful book series Chicken Soup for the Soul, with more than 100 million books sold in the US and Canada alone, it was in the midst of calmness that Jack Canfield came up with the title. In fact, he came up with the name after meditation.

We do not find answers and solutions in the midst of chaos but when we invite ease and peace.

The following are 5 tips on how to enjoy Being more often:

1. Meditate
Find some time to self-reflect by meditating. It is...

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Frustrated and unhappy at work? 10 Reasons why you are not getting job satisfaction

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (C.I.P.D) job satisfaction in the UK is at a low level, particularly in the private sector.

Discover 10 reasons why you are not getting job satisfaction.

1. You are not challenged intellectually
You have outgrown your job and there is no opportunity for you to develop your skills in your current role. This means that you are unlikely to fulfil your career aspiration in your current organization. The opportunity for training and development needs are unmet.

2. You are not receiving the recognition you deserve

You are probably trying to get your voice heard but somehow you seem to be invisible, no one hears you. Or you asked for a promotion but you were told that you were not the most suitable candidate despite all of your efforts.

3. Your working environment is no longer suitable
Your organization may have changed over the years, particularly if you have worked there for a long time. It may now have changed management...

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