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Month: May 2017

Reclaiming Your Life: Positive Influences That Restore and Maintain Mental Health

Today we have a guest post all about improving and maintaining your mental health. Although directed towards addictions, these tips can be applied to those with anxiety or depression, and more. How do you gain back control of your anxiety/depression? Cultivating good habits is one of them. Here are some more helpful tips to digest!

In many ways, people who have come to terms with addiction and are seeking to live clean lives again are starting over. There’s the need to let go of things that made it easier to drink or abuse drugs and replace them with positive influences that promote a higher level of emotional and mental well being.

Choosing to surround yourself with positive influences like these do more than help you keep your addiction under control. They also improve the quality of your life. Here are some examples of influences worth including in your new life.

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#IntrovertedBloggerSeries – A Series for Future Introverted Bloggers

Following the success of the previous introvert series I ran called Fabulous Introverts (all about being successful using self-reflection and assessment techniques whilst celebrating your introverted personality), I discovered a new one!

See I love the introverts of the world. I can relate on a personal level to introverts (mainly because I am one!), and can understand how you work. So, I thought I’d create a brand new series, dedicated to teaching you how to blog.

Let’s start shall we?!

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You Are Worthy – Three Little Words With the Power to Change Your Life

Today we have a guest post from the lovely Julie of Filling the Jars. Enjoy!

We’re bombarded with perfection every day. All of social media constantly shows us the perfection that exists for everyone else. It’s so easy to feel like we don’t measure up when we start to think like this:

I need to be prettier.

I need to have an amazing job.

I need to be slimmer.

I need to make more money.

I need to be a better mother/wife/girlfriend.

I need to be more stylish.

I need to create gourmet meals every night.

I need to clean and decorate my home perfectly.

I need to do all. the. things.

How do you combat the feelings of never being good enough, of never doing enough? Is it even possible?

Yes, it is possible, and I’m going to give you some suggestions for doing just that.

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6 Proven Natural Remedies for Anxiety Relief

Today we have a guest post written by Chloe. Enjoy!

What natural remedies can help you relieve your anxiety and add to your anti-anxiety arsenal? Lots! Here are some of the best out there!

One of the greatest differences between the world in which we live today and that from a few decades ago is in its pace. The life of a modern human being revolves about goals, objectives and deadlines, not to mention the fact that the living environment we live in has become much more claustrophobic.

We’re not just talking about prison-cell-like office cubicles, but also about noisy, crowded public spaces. To make this bad situation worse, even the online environment is no longer a safe place. Some people, try to fight off this anxiety with antidepressants, while others turn to natural remedies. Here are 6 proven recipes.

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How to Prepare Your Workmates for Your Anxiety

Sharing your anxiety with workmates can be difficult. Finding the right and best way to prepare them for this can be really beneficial. Here are some of my best tips.

When you have anxiety, work can be one of the main triggers of anxiety. For example, fearing that you’ll do the wrong thing, upsetting your colleagues (for ANY reason, and I mean that haha!), not making your customers happy, the list goes on.

So how do you let your colleagues know that you have anxiety? More importantly, overcome the fear that they will change your opinion of you? Or worse, judge you?

I’ve lived with anxiety for a number of years now. There has been some pretty hellish times, but I’ve also had some of the best experiences of my life. You see, although anxiety is debilitating, you can make it work with work. You don’t need to spend your time at work afraid that it’ll let slip.

You certainly shouldn’t feel judged by your workmates over it.

From this experience, I’ve decided to collate some of my best tips for you if you’re worried about telling people at work about your mental health. Some of these are going to be harder than others, granted. But, hopefully it’ll help you break the ice with your workmates, and relieve some of the anxiety you feel over your anxiety!

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