Thursday, 22 October 2020

I'm so afraid and confused

How can stress ruin your body and mind? It's three o'clock in the morning and you're lying in bed. You have something immensely important or challenging to do the next day - a meeting at work, several lunches to make for the kids or an early morning workout that you can't miss. You think to yourself, `What if I don't hear my alarm and sleep in. I'll miss that meeting, my kids will starve or I won't get time for my workout and I'll be in bad mood all day'. Next thing you know, the alarm goes off and you were only asleep for a couple of hours. You are incredibly tired but pull yourself out of the bed, get some coffee, tea or caffeinated drink, go to work, eat something sugary or stimulated to wake you up more, power through the day only to fall asleep in front of the TV for 20 minutes from pure exhaustion before everyone else gets home. You wake from your short catnap, jump up, make dinner or go to the gym - finally catching your second wind. Then 11pm arrives, you settle down to bed only to find yourself staring at the ceiling for the second night in a row. Sounds familiar? Rather than thinking of the task to be achieved every day, your only job is not to break the chain. If you have your 12 week schedule written down, as in the core plan provided earlier, with each session marked with a day and date, then this is your chain. Each time you record your completed session against the planned session, you are building your chain. Your only job is not to break the chain. Proving You Can Do It You are now officially a runner. Even though you may have told yourself in your mind that you couldn't do it or that you will never be a runner, you took the plunge and successfully came through it. It doesn't matter how slow you were, or how many times you walked or for how long you walked, you put on your gear and you completed a training session. And that takes real courage, so well done. And just think - if you can complete the first session, which is arguably the toughest test both physically and mentally - what's to stop you finishing the whole program, and progressing to bigger and more challenging goals?

Face the tiger, jump in its mouth, and let it devour you (your worst fear) until the tiger disappears. Give thanks to the Universal Intelligence for its help and power to heal you. Eight Signs of Unsettled and Harmful Ancestor Spirits Accident(s) that cause serious injury or death Addiction(s) to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, certain behaviors Always running out of money (ie, bad with finances) Chronic debilitating disease Constant fighting in a relationship - quarrels, lack of peace Early or untimely death in the family line Mental illness, depression Sol was committed to abstinence, and as part of his plan he attended three AA meetings a week, as well as working with his AA sponsor (a more senior member of the group who acts as a kind of mentor). Sol liked many aspects of his AA group, but he noticed over time that when someone discussed a lapse to drinking, the elders, as he referred to them (people with many years of sobriety), would invariably question the person's level of commitment. Sol realized that if he were to lapse, he would not feel comfortable disclosing it in this group. His uneasiness grew over time until he felt he could not bring up even his intermittent cravings to drink. He feared letting the guys down, as he put it, thinking that they wouldn't accept his ambivalence. In this case, the group became useless to him, as he was presenting an incomplete and thus unhelpable version of himself: What's to help? Everything's fine. Motivation is interactive, affected by the environment, and YOU are the environment! Motivation is, in a word, malleable. Interactions with other people affect our motivation.

If people ask you for something they need, what do you do? Ignore their plea and try to avoid doing something about it? Give them exactly what they ask for in the time that suits you? Give them more than they are asking for as quickly as possible? When I learned about this excellent serving attitude that most positively minded people have, I conducted an experiment which delivered amazing results. I had so much fun and received so much blessings that I want you to try it out as well and see what results it generates. Here are a few things I did, but you're welcome to do something different as well: Wherever I went and whomever I came in contact with, whether it was family, friends or strangers, I tried to do more than what was expected of me. I strived to act in such a way that, however small it might be, it exceeded the expectations they had. I greeted everyone in a friendly way with a smile on my face and gave each one an appropriate compliment. The foundation for this work is the proper identification of hoarding problems, which is best achieved through thorough, thoughtful assessment. Community providers who are charged with understanding the severity and impact of hoarding have some special challenges and also some unique advantages. Their assessment of hoarding is prone to some degree of subjectivity, influenced by providers' personal and professional attitudes and experiences. For example, a community professional who keeps a very tidy and clean home may overestimate the severity of modest amounts of clutter in another person's home. One person's assessment of another's behavior and living environment is influenced by life experiences that include familial, cultural, and societal information and attitudes about cleanliness, orderliness, and notions of how much is enough. Layered on the personal is the discipline-specific professional orientation that guides assessment. For example, housing inspectors are trained to identify risky conditions in the dwelling created by substandard conditions or disrepair. Their work is guided by specific laws and regulatory mandates. When assessing a home, the inspector is likely to focus primarily on the residence and secondarily on the implications for the occupant. Contrast this with the approach of a community health nurse who may enter the same apartment with a primary focus on the person's ability to move freely in the space without risk of falling, as well as the ability to safely prepare and store nutritious food.

Or worse, it was doing work that would have pulled us far away from our actual intentions. When we learned to befriend our confusion and engage with it empathically, it became an important part of our self-care tool kit and a supportive partner to our anxiety. When you've rested and have a clearer view of your intentions, you can ask the full set of questions for your confusiety: CONFUSION: What is my intention? What action should be taken? ANXIETY: What brought this feeling forward? What truly needs to get done? You may find that your answer to the question about what truly needs to get done is quite different from the answer you would have given before your confusion arose. Often, a bout of confusion can act as an important reset button that helps you shake off old ideas that aren't really working -- even though your anxiety keeps heroically trying to make them work. These old, unworkable ideas may require the Burning Contracts practice, which will help you let go of outworn ideas and make room for something more suitable. This is why you talk to your mom every day (even if she doesn't approve of your spouse or understand what you do for a living), why your pantry's well stocked (even if you live alone), and why you're always making up the bed for your boomerang kid (no matter how many times they move out and say that this time it's final). You keep the home fires burning. But home isn't strictly defined by kin and children. The reason clients and customers ask for you by name is that they know you truly care. You treat them like family, not like a target audience. Friends know you're always there for them regardless of the crisis or the time of day, and even strangers feel like they can take you into their confidence because somehow you understand exactly what it's like to be in their shoes. People born under Cancer--like those born under Scorpio and Pisces--have the ability to stir the waters of the unconscious in everyone they meet. Scorpio may have the sex appeal and Pisces the fantasy, but your pull is memory. This is why people feel an instant familiarity with you--why they're always asking if they've met you before or saying that you remind them of someone they knew back when. Your presence puts them at ease like a warm glass of milk or a bowl of chicken soup.

The monkeys on the low DHA diet had very simple, undifferentiated brains with limited neural networks. The monkeys on the high DHA diets, in contrast, had brains that were highly complex, richly differentiated, with well-organized neural networks, almost like those of human beings. Omega-3 is critical to maintain high levels of brain and cognitive function. Higher omega-3 levels in the diet are associated with larger brain volume in the regions involved in executive function and emotion regulation. Omega-3 supplemented adults had lower anxiety and were more able to take risks without increased impulsiveness. Bigger and more functional brains result when taking more omega-3s. Lower omega-3 intake is associated with impaired learning and memory; Higher intake is tied to reduced risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's, as well as providing protection against other risk factors for cognitive decline such as diabetes and heart disease. Getting a plentiful supply of DHA is the single most important thing you can do for your brain. Omega-3s are important for healing traumatic brain injury (TBI), and neurologist Michael Lewis, M. The other way to bid your specs adieu is to wear contact lenses, which offer an added bonus: you can get them tinted to add va va va voom to your eye color. Colored contact lenses are more wearable than ever, with colors that look more natural than they used to. Both Acuvue 2Colours and FreshLook ColorBlends get high marks. You can buy a box of six lenses for about $50. One pair can last from two to four weeks. Colored lenses can give you more eye drama. I sometimes pop Acuvue's green enhancers in before a special event, and what a difference! You do, however, have to be careful not to look otherworldly. Have you ever looked into somebody's eyes and seen color so unnatural that she looks like a creature from another planet? It shouldn't be obvious that you're wearing colored contact lenses.

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