Category Archives: Overcome overwhelm & anxiety

Overcome anxiety and overwhelm. Understand what’s going in your body and mind and learn techniques to help you through.

4 simple techniques to stop stress in its tracks

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Eek! What have I let myself in for?!

My heart was pounding. My hands were cold and clammy. My breathing was rapid and shallow, I had butterflies going bananas in my stomach and my mind was jumping all over the place.

WHAT had I let myself in for? I must be mad! I can’t possibly do this. What if I make an utter prat of myself?!

What was going on?!?! Read more…

How to keep it together when life’s demands are pulling you apart

Ground yourself when life is pulling you apart
Do you feel as if you’re floating away, being pulled apart by the force of life’s demands?

Does your life feel like it’s whizzing past in a blur?

You have so much going on: you’re being pulled one way by the demands of work, another way by family and in another direction by friends.

Emails to answer, reports to finish, the summer holiday to plan, family members to visit, your friends are coming around for dinner tonight, you’ve got housework to catch up on. You’ve always got a million-and-one things to do.

It’s like all this being pulled in different directions is pulling you apart! And all too often you feel off-balance; a bit lost amidst the crazy dance of life going on around you.

You crave stillness, safety and security. You want to be able to relax but just don’t know how… Read more…

Calming the monkey mind

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Do you have a monkey mind?
(Photo credit: @Doug88888)

“Yoga is stilling the thought-waves of the mind” ~ Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras (1.2)

So, hands up, who has a busy mind? (My hand is going up too in case you were wondering!)

A mind that is constantly chattering away; providing a running commentary on what you’re doing now, running through the past and worrying about the future.

A chattering mind, which is constantly judging and commenting, and is looking for constant stimulation. Read more…

Is mental multi-tasking driving you out of your mind?

Deutsch: Phrenologie
The busy brain! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How often do you find your mind racing away, thinking about a million different things? You can’t concentrate and you end up confused and drained. Or maybe your mind is brimming full of ideas, fizzing with creativity … with the same result. You’re unfocused and exhausted.

Thinking is really tiring! And it can feel like you can’t do anything to stop your mind racing.

But you can. Read more…