Taking Care of Yourself During the Holidays

Although the holidays are supposed to bring joy, they are often a source of anxiety, stress, and even depression. Fortunately, there are ways to take care of yourself during this time. Avoid isolating yourself and instead, seek out others. Talk about what you are feeling. Don’t over-commit yourself and know how to hold boundaries. Use meditation…

Mindfulness and Weight Loss

The current research finds that practicing mindfulness can be helpful for losing weight and keeping the weight off. The Science Regarding Mindful Weight Loss The study assessed 19 research projects that included 1,160 people and addressed weight loss and mindfulness. When determining mindfulness they focused on:  formal mediation, casual mindfulness for eating, and a combination…

How CBT Can Help You Find Control

Do you struggle with impulse control? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help control your impulsivity. Many people struggle with different forms of impulsivity. These include addiction, overeating, controlling anger, etc. CBT can help by creating awareness around the distorted thinking you are experiencing.  Thus, with improved mental clarity and insight, you can create new thought…

How to Tell if You Have Control Issues

Do you always need to be in control? It could be harming your ability to have meaningful relationships. Why People Try to Control People Controlling people learned from childhood that love is earned and received inconsistent nurturing. Also, they perceive productivity as more important than relationships. In adulthood, control and relationships foster arguing, lack of trust,…

Gratitude Journals

One way that you can stay grateful all year round is by maintaining a gratitude journal. This is where you record what you are grateful for and how those things affected you. Journal Writing Basics Note that before writing get into a positive mindset. When writing, record 3 things that made you feel grateful that…