Is Social Isolation From COVID-19 Causing You Stress? [Ways To Cope]

It has been about 4 months since many people have been in social isolation.  With all of the news scares going around it is no surprise to see that many people have been social distancing out of sheer fear.  You see all of these statistics on the news about how many people are dying of COVID-19 and instantly the cortisol levels of the population arise.

 

I personally have not been social distancing and I also do not believe the statistics shown on the news.  However I can empathize deeply with people around the world who's mental health has been greatly impacted by this.  I feel for people who are unfamiliar with: medical research, how viruses work, nutrition to boost immunity, and the false news narratives designed to instill fear in people.

 

People are doing as they are told because they believe that the news and people in so-called power recommending social distancing have their best interest at heart.  I thought about social distancing...

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The Benefits of Planning Ahead

Slow thinking allows you to take the time to plan ahead...to be intentional. It’s one of its biggest benefits of being in control of your own life. There are quite a few good reasons to work on planning ahead, and today I’m sharing a couple with you. If this isn’t something you do on a regular basis, I hope this blog post inspires you to get started. If you’re already a planner, good for you. Keep reading. Maybe you’ll pick up a new tip or two.

Planning Ahead Helps You Manage Your Time and Energy

I don’t know about you, but whenever I jump feet first into a new project, I tend to greatly underestimate how much time and energy it will take. By the end of the day, I’m exhausted and disappointed in how little I got done. Except I didn’t do a little. I got a lot done, but I needed to manage my expectations better.

Planning ahead can help you do this. It can also help you make sure that your day includes a mix of hard and easy tasks. You...

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Can Exercise Reduce Your Stress Levels?

Have you have ever heard that exercise is a drug or an anti-depressant?  Well there is no exaggeration there.  Exercise releases certain chemical responses in the body that people who are addicted to drugs crave.  Exercise is a much healthier alternative to substance abuse and dealing with stress.

It is something everyone should be doing on a daily basis.  It gets you moving and not living a sedentary lifestyle.  Exercise is crucial to the health of the lymphatic system.  Your lymphatic system is closely related to your immune system.  When you are moving and not allowing yourself to be sedentary you are giving your body a chance to flush out any toxins.

When toxic waste sits in the body it creates an inflammatory response, which can raise stress levels.  An inflammatory response can also be linked to imbalance in the body.  If you are healthy, the body can eliminate the toxins.

You want to make sure you are moving every single day. ...

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5 Tips To Combat Seasonal Depression

 

Seasonal Depression is a condition that affects many people.  When there is a change in season and there is not a lot of sunlight this triggers depression and puts people in a depressive state.   Seasonal Depression is clinically referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder.  If you take the three first letters in Seasonal Affective Disorder it spells, “SAD”. 

When I see SAD I cannot help, but think of and relate it to the Standard American Diet.  The first three letters of the Standard American Diet are SAD as well.  Whether people agree with nutrition having a direct correlation with depression, it does not matter.   

 

There is scientific evidence that shows how poor nutrition affects mood negatively.  When the body does not get the necessary nutrients it needs to function it begins to malfunction.  When the body malfunctions there is an imbalance.  Depression comes from an imbalance of some...

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5 Ways To Boost Immunity

Having a healthy immune system is imperative to achieving optimal health and improving quality of life.  When the immune system is healthy the body can fight off airborne pathogens.  It provides great defense against pathogenic organisms.  An immune system serves as a protective barrier.  It identifies and eliminates what it needs to support the body’s natural defenses.  The immune system is similar to that of a surveillance camera.  It is always watching.  Every part of the body is being watched by the immune system.  It consists of the lymphatic system, bone marrow, spleen, skin, bloodstream, thymus, lymph nodes, and mucosal tissue.  Immunity may not perform the same tasks as the liver or the heart, but it consumes enormous resources, which produces the large number of cells that it depends on for optimal function. White blood cells and red blood cells are important to cultivating a healthy immune system.

 

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Are You Being Heard? [Your Husband Does Not Take Your Stress And Anxiety Seriously]

 

 It can feel isolating to have stress, depression, and anxiety.  Sometimes mental health issues are not recognized as a “true” illness.  It can be frustrating to wake up each and everyday feeling chronically unhappy, overwhelmed, drained, debilitated, and just not good.  It can be frustrating to feel all of these things and feel as if you are being dismissed because of it.

Some people have the mindset that only physical health issues are real and mental health issues are not.  This mindset really needs to change.  People are really suffering and their pain is real.  I struggled with depression, anxiety, stress, PMS for many, many years.  Trauma played a huge role in this process.  I will never forget when I was 11 years old watching “Dark Shadows” and not being able to get up off the couch.

I was so debilitated.  My stomach was having spasms, my tears stuck to my face and the sweat stuck my shirt to my...

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