Category Archives: The Mind

Understanding anxiety and 5 ways to manage it better

Anxiety is something we have all experienced at some stage of our lives. It could be described simply as a feeling of unease, such as worry or fear that can be mild or severe. These fears ad worries are often related to thing which may or may not occur in the future. Anxiety is a natural human response when we perceive that we are under threat.

1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health issue during our life. 25% of 13-18 year olds suffer from an anxiety disorder and 80% of people diagnosed with an anxiety disorder don’t get any help.

There are many symptoms which I go into in the video and also some of the people I have worked with have given me permission to share how it manifested for them. A big part of anxiety is for us as individuals to decide when it becomes a problem and when it is time to do something about it.

At the end of the video I share 5 ways that we can manage our anxiety better. I hope you find some value in this video and it helps you going forward in dealing with your anxiety.

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Some helpful links I mention in the video

My Vlog on Mindfulness : https://youtu.be/uk3anD3wYvI

Tim Ferris’ Interview with Gabor Mate : https://youtu.be/H9B5mYfBPlY

How to overcome fear and anxiety booklet : https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/overcome-fear-anxiety

Understanding anxiety and panic attacks booklet : https://www.mind.org.uk/media/1892482/mind_anxiety_panic_web.pdf

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A snapshot of the future – Augmented Reality

I was at the park over the weekend and was observing the world going by as I often do, when it struck me that more people than normal had their faces glued to their phone screens. It was only an hour or so later that I realised the reason for this and it was because everyone was playing the augmented realty game Pokemon Go.

Now what is augmented reality? One definition I found is that it is a technology that superimposes a computer-generated image on a users view of the real world thus providing a composite view.

It can also be quite dangerous to have your eyes glued to the phone screen, and towards the end of the Vlog I share a short montage of people getting into trouble because they are not being mindful of the world around them and the dangers it can often present.

The reason for this Vlog is that we have a responsibility to take control of our lives and create the future that we want to see, and not just go with the flow only to wake up in ten years and realise that what we are living is not what we wanted.

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How to be mindful – 5 helpful tips for more mindfulness

In this episode I’m talking about all things mindfulness. What is mindfulness? Why practice mindfulness? And also sharing 5 tips to increase your mindfulness practice. By the end of the video you will have all the tools necessary, and know everything you need to begin practicing mindfulness.

I have had a mindfulness practice for close to 10 years now and it has transformed my life, its increased my level of peace and happiness and allowed me to experience every aspect of my life more fully.

The 5 mindfulness tips I share are:

  1. Mindful activities.
  2. Focussing on the breath.
  3. Become aware of the sensations in your body.
  4. Remove distractions.
  5. Include a 10 minute morning meditation into your daily routine.

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30 Day Self-Love Challenge

A positive mind, brings positive vibes, which leads to a positive life!

In yesterdays Vlog I shared some scientific experiments showing what different influences positivity and negativity have on life. See it here! Several of you got in touch sharing how beneficial being nice to yourself had been recently. This prompted me to create this episode on doing a 30 day self-love challenge.

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step in your life. Tip toe if you must, but be sure to take the step.

So join me and many others in this 30 day Self-Love challenge. A little progress each day adds up to big results. Always remember this.

And there is strength in numbers, so be sure you are subscribed to my YouTube channel and follow me on facebook here!

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Be Nice! It cost’s nothing & is SO important – Here’s why!

Ever wondered why so much emphasis is put on being nice to other people in many of the worlds spiritual paths and faiths? Because it has a concrete impact on the physical world!

In this episode I share the data from two experiments which have been done about how words and thoughts influence physical things. These two things that were experimented on are water and plants. Its a really interesting social experiment on the plants and a more scientific/spiritual experiment on the water.

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HOW TO GET WHAT YOU WANT IN LIFE

There are many factors that go into getting what we want out of life. I share two of the main ones in this Vlog episode. I see them as:

  1. The size of the thing you want. A glass of water or a can of coke is much easier to acquire than something much grander than that, say, a fit and lean beach body, or a YouTube channel with 1,000,000 subscribers. &
  2. When (in time) you want the thing. The glass of water and can of coke can be attained relatively quickly, instantaneously if you are that thirsty, whereas the body or YouTube channel would be impossible to get that day, or in a short period of time.

This being said, there is no reason why we can’t attain a sexy beach bod or a million YouTube subscribers, it will just take a hell of a lot more work to get there.

This episode was just something that came into my mind and that I was pondering for for most of the day. With that I thought it would be. good idea to formulate my thoughts and share them in a Vlog. Enjoy and share!

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The Pursuit of Happiness | Our Subjective Well-Being

The Goal is to increase happiness and well-being, and decrease suffering, depression and anxiety.

If mental health is our current condition regarding psychological and emotional well-being, this would mean that each and every one of our states of mental health is in a state of flux and fluctuation.

What influences this state? How can we develop our state of mental health and pursue happiness?

“Happiness is the soul purpose of life.” – Epicurus

“The essence of a human life is to be happy.” – Aristotle

In this episode I also speak about some of the environmental and material factors that constantly influence our mental health and well-being.

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