8 Ways to Relieve Stress in 5 Minutes

GET YOUR HEART RATE UP Exercise is proven to release serotonin (the happy hormone). We’re not saying you have to squeeze in a quick boot-camp class, but you can do a little movement almost anywhere. Whether you do leg lifts and torso twists at the office or stream a workout class at home, you will definitely fight off anxiety. MAKE YOURSELF SMILE What’s better at making you smile than …

9 Mantras That Will Keep You Mentally Strong in Tough Times

Here are nine things to remember when you’re going through tough times. 1. I have what I need to get through this. Thinking things like “I can’t do this” or “This isn’t fair” will cause you to feel defeated. Rather than insist you need more, remember what you already have. If you’ve made it this far in life, you clearly …

How To Train Your Brain To Combat Negative Thinking, Because It Can Seriously Mess With Your Health

1. Savour Positive Emotions People who are better at savouring their positive emotions report “higher levels of psychological well-being and have lower levels of the “stress hormone” cortisol.” The brain science behind this finding is (in layman terms) that prolonged activation of the ventral stratum is linked to sustaining positive emotions. This isn’t super surprising — after all, the more …

7 things people with anxiety want their loved ones to know

1.It doesn’t have to do with you. It can be pretty exhausting thinking about everything we possibly have done wrong, are doing wrong, or could do wrong. We may want to sit and cry sometimes. We may be uninterested in our activities. We may snap at you, even though you absolutely don’t deserve it. We may even get nervous that you …

Red Alert: 6 Signs Your Body Is Trying To Tell You You’re Stressed

Watch out for these six warning signs of chronic, dangerous stress: 1. Panic Attacks You know the feeling. You feel like you’re juggling 10 balls, and at any minute, they’re going to come crashing down on your face. Stop these racing thoughts with deep breathing. Go hide in the bathroom, at your desk or in a conference room. Place one …

10 Exercises for Your Bum!

1) Swiss Ball Leg Curl Lie with your back flat on the floor and place your feet on a medium sized swiss ball. The initial pressure from the ball should be just above your ankles on your lower leg. (A) Tighten your core and raise your hips off the floor. From this position focus on pulling your heels towards your …

11 Things Super Happy People Do Every Day

1. They Limit Social Media That’s right. According to a study out of the University of Michigan, spending time on Facebook and other social media sites generally makes us feel less happy and more isolated. The researchers found that social media results in comparisons with other people, and since others generally only post about the good things that happen to …

20 Signs You’re Doing Better Than You Think You Are

You paid the bills this month, and maybe even had extra to spend on non-necessities. It doesn’t matter how much you belaboured the checks as they went out, the point is that they did, and you figured it out regardless. You question yourself. You doubt your life. You feel miserable some days. This means you’re still open to growth. This means you …