Change is hard! Whether it is an organizational change that needs to occur in your work, a change in your personal or family life or a change in your behavior to achieve a healthier you - you may face resistance.
You are on a road trip, headed to the family cabin for the weekend or off to a friend's wedding. You need to take a break, stretch your legs and grab a snack; but where can you stop for a quick bite that will not leave you with a stomachache, a sugar rush and excess calories that don't fit so well into your day?
It will come as no surprise to you that the holidays can be a challenging time to maintain the healthy lifestyle you have established throughout the rest of the year. The holidays are often filled with increased levels of stress, increased eating opportunities filled with delicious drinks, desserts and heavy meals, decreased exercise and decreased time for adequate sleep.
Winter has come to an end and perhaps you haven't maintained the level of physical activity you had hoped for. As spring arrives motivation for physical activity often increases and at least where I live, in Minnesota, there are many new opportunities for getting out and moving again.
Jim, a 42-year old engineer was teaching his eight-year-old son how to fly a radio-controlled airplane. As the airplane was taking off, Jim instructed his son to push the control stick on the radio to the right. He did and the airplane turned to the right.
After a stressful day as a computer programmer, Jim pulled into his driveway. The childrenâs toys were scattered on the walkway to the house.
He immediately began noticing slight tension in his muscles and apprehension in his stomach.
Dateline: January 4th. Orange County Anger Management class participants review anger triggers of the week.
Jane, age 23, engaged to be married: âMy boyfriend openly flirts with other women in front of me.â
Jim, age 40, an IT professional: âa work group back East didnât finish their project on time, which made our progress look bad â I blew up!â
Think of your brain as a juke box where most of your records â your reactions to different situations â were recorded well before your reached adolescence. Then, as life goes on and every time someone pushes your button, you automatically play the record that fits each situation.
Thereâs no doubt about it: we live in an angry society. Signs that anger abounds are all over the place. There is desk rage, road rage, domestic violence, spousal abuse, child abuse, sports rage and most recently spam rage. Anger is a worldwide phenomenon and referrals to anger management programs have exploded since 9/11.
Those who have to put up with panic attack PTSD can tell you this condition isn't a joke, and that merely "snapping out of it", as numerous non-sufferers recommend, isn't as easy as it might appear. In the following paragraphs I'll talk about what it really means to put up with this kind of devastating ailment and several methods to better handle it.
Panic attacks are often hard to take and often times stressful, especially when you go through them in public places. These kinds of episodes could very well affect a number of routines connected with daily life that a lot individuals take for granted. You ought to be reassured, that there are actions you can carry out to lessen the consequences due to this condition. In the following paragraphs I will explain how to stop a panic attack so that you can take back control in your life and be able to live a normal life as before.