If your relationships or busy life are stressing you out, take the time to focus on self love and breathe in the New Year.
Enjoying a delicious life?! In December & January, with all the parties that come with holiday territory, how does stress show up in your life? I know I can start to eat ‘a little more’ than usual… and a little more from the ‘unhealthy’ food groups. Food is a love language. So far be it for me to not inhale love! I know from the experience of many of my clients that over-indulging in food can be a tricky seasonal pattern that can add holiday pounds that we all regret come January.
So who does more stress-induced eating, men or women? Research shows that there are gender differences in the way we cope with stress and in our relationship with food. Men tend to eat less when they are stressed, while women tend to eat more (Grunberg, Straub, 1992). Why is that? Many people are careful to eat a healthy diet all day long, but, alas, end their day by eating empty caloric food at night. Why is that? One explanation is that many people fell lonelier at night and fill this emotional gap by snacking on unhealthy, ‘comfort food’?
Dating coach and blogger Juliet C Obodo provides singles with 13 tips for the new year. Read on if you want to upgrade and improve your dating-self in 2014.
Reeling from a bad breakup? If you're afraid that you've lost the love of your life, don't just stand for it! Do something to get him back. Chances are, he's thinking the exact same thing.
In my last blog, I shared about how being in pain helped me in creating a flow in how I make time for the things that are important in my life. It meant eliminating many things that were holding me back and adding things that I never thought I would do. I wanted to follow up by sharing with you some specific ways in which I was able to make the change from making excuses to making time.
Not having the time is the number one excuse we all use when we aren’t getting the results we want. I won’t argue with the fact that our lives are jammed packed with activity. For many of my clients it’s work, kids, house chores, and bed. If you are suffering from physical pain or IBS, that adds a whole new level of stress into your daily routine. Regardless of what you may be dealing with in your life, the difference between my clients who get what they want and the ones who don’t is time management.
If you're trying to figure out how to de-stress and love yourself, it might be time to tap into self love and self care, even if it's only for one minute at a time.
Resistance isn’t always bad, in fact it can teach us crucial things about what isn’t working for us. However, when it gets in the way of allowing us to accept and move forward, it needs to be released. This came to me when I purposely avoided creating intentions and decided to let the first few weeks of January sink in and let the intentions form themselves. Then when the time was right I decided I was going to create my intention in the form of a word this year and that word is: release.
Dealing with anxiety? It might be harming more than your emotional well-being.