Food can be nourishing and delicious and help you stay healthy and happy, but it can also cause distress, regret and self loathing. Learn ways to start to make peace with food and nutritional tips to help you feel your best.
Stuffing and compartmentalizing feelings instead of dealing with them leads to them rattling around in your head. (Imagine buying a bunch of soda at the market and not wanting to unload, it, so you leave it in the trunk and it just rolls around, making a racket each time you drive somewhere). Generally, the things we “stuff” fall into two categories, anxiety and anger. The first step is to know your monkey mind can be tamed. You can learn to control your racing thoughts and develop healthy habits for dealing with unpleasant emotions and events.
Dialectics are opposing forces. You can find peace when, instead of fighting the way things are, you find balance in opposing forces. There are many examples of opposing forces that you encounter each day.
Minimize stimulants. Stimulants including caffeine, nicotine, decongestants, certain herbs and sugar can all give you a jittery feeling which you can mistake for anxiety.
Know your temperament. Extroverts love being around people and draw energy from them. Introverts get …Know your triggers. Social anxiety may be worse if you are dealing with an authority figure or someone you are trying to impress. You may also feel more anxious in certain situations. Create an anxiety list. Create an exposure hierarchy.
Mindfulness is the process or act of being aware of what you are feeling emotionally and physically, what you are thinking, what you are needing and what is going on around you at any point in time FLOAT:
Focus– Clear your mind of noise and focus on the present moment. Let go of judgement. Observe your thoughts. Awareness of your environment. Thankful for the experience…