Tag: mindfulness

It’s hard to believe that it is already April!! This year is flying by! Right now I am in the home stretch of my Masters program, so I am juggling final assignments, with my practicum and the blog. Plus, you know, trying to have a life and continue working on my accident rehab. So I’m learning a thing or two about how to deal with a heavy workload!!6 tips to help you deal with a heavy workload

6 tips to help you deal with a heavy workload

6 tips to help you deal with a heavy workload-5

 

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Stress, we’ve all been there. You have a million things to do and no time to do them. While stress can be different for everyone the main thing to remember is to try to stop and relax. I know, easier said then done, right?

So here are 5 things that you can start to do when you notice that you are feeling stressed.

5 things to do when you are feeling stressed

5 things to do when you are feeling stressed

5 things to do when you are feeling stressed

5 things to do when you are feeling stressed

  1. Breathing exercises: If you have five or ten minutes try doing a quick breathing exercise.

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Mindfulness is a practice. Learning how to be more mindful takes time and a bit of work. Basically, you are working to retrain the brain from doing things on auto-pilot to doing things with focus and intent.

If you want to learn how to be more mindful, here are 5 things that you can start doing right now.

Mindfulness | How to Be More Mindful | Wellness

How to be more mindful

  1. Do everything slowly and with intent.

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Small talk. So many people hate it. It can be uncomfortable and a little awkward. But to a shy person?? Small talk can be torture. I for sure struggled with it. How then did I become comfortable making small talk?

How to become comfortable making small talk

comfortable making small talk

I’m sure long time readers are going to know what I am going to say. Since I talk about it every week.

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As part of our trip, we spent a lot of our time visiting with my mom’s brothers and sisters that still live in Ireland. On one day, my Aunt Kathleen and Uncle Jimmy picked us up and brought us out to Ashford Castle and they also took us out to visit Cong.

Visiting Cong was a spur of the moment decision. On the grounds of Ashford Castle is a thatched roof cottage that may have been used for the filming on the John Wayne movie The Quiet Man.

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As part of my ongoing healing process, I tried a lot of different treatments. With nothing working, at the time my doctors decided that maybe there was something systemically wrong. So we decided that the next step was to focus on changing my diet as a way to improve my health.

At the time of this switch, I was eating pretty healthy. I ate junk food on occasion like most people but overall my meals were all prepared at home.

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