A lot of people have heard of the five stages of grief (aka "Kübler-Ross model"). They were developed by the Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: Denial >> Anger >> Bargaining >> Depression >> Acceptance Fewer people know that the model arose from her work with terminally ill patients (as opposed to people dealing with a bereavement). Only subsequently was it applied to all forms of grief. It’s also been widely misunderstood as it was never meant to be viewed as a linear process nor that all stages apply to all people. "Kübler-Ross model" model can help us make sense of our own experiences but it shouldn’t be seen as validation nor is it a mold that our own experiences need to fit into.
The importance of hobbies for stress release is evident - when we struggle to find time for ourselves and recharge, our stress levels are off the charts, that's when it's crucial to slow down and seriously consider developing new interests and finding relaxing hobbies for stress release. Once you have found an activity that you are truly passionate about, it will be easier for you to take a step back from the stresses and strains of daily life. It might take a while, but eventually, you are sure to find something suitable and focus on that. Below are five hobbies that I tried and found wonderful for reducing stress levels!
If you feel like your life is getting out of hand and you constantly feel anxious, stressed and absentminded, don’t worry, you’re not alone. However, if you want to break the pattern and become one of those centered and Zen people, here are some of the things you can do for yourself every day to make you feel more at ease.
More and more people become addicted to working non-stop; we like to think of ourselves as busy and incredibly important, so off we go tethering ourselves to the Internet and mostly communicate with the rest of the world via screens. We could be going at hyper speeds smashing goals, reaching new highs and from a distance, things look great but on the inside, we often are failing and lose balance, and can't even see how being busy and working extra hard is destroying us right until we hit the wall and face burnout. But there's a way out of this turmoil.
What to do when you need a vacation but can't take one? We live in the ever-changing turbulent world, and sometimes life can be particularly tough. We are constantly being pulled in a million different directions and can struggle to keep head above the water coping with the pressure that we are under by the factors outside of our control. Most of us could use some help – a gentle nudge to point us in the right direction to improve mental health, to change our approach to life, suffer less and feel more content.
We need to be proactive about creating practical, sustainable self-care habits and include both short-term and long-term focused self-care activities in our weeks. And there are two most important questions you should ask yourself every day to help you with that.
A better sense of self-awareness brings its own reward. Swiftly shifting your attention to what you have accomplished in the past yeas awakens your CAN DO! attitude and gets you back in touch with your innate ability to make things happen in the year to come. But you need to prioritize self-care first.
Sometimes you need a bit more than just a cup of tea to relax and decompress. A good massage can be the most helpful and loving thing you can do for yourself. We have certain pressure points in our body applying pressure to which can help ward yourself off daily stress instantly.
Prioritizing your own needs and making time for self-care can help you feel a greater sense of well-being and feel more balanced overall, which will allow you space and the energy to be an even better caregiver to your family.
Looking after your physical and mental health means that you have the best chance to feel well, to stay active, and you’re likely to experience fewer health problems later in life as a result. Find out how to enhance your self-care routine in five manageable steps...
Often, parents feel guilty about needing time apart from their kids. However, you should know that taking time out doesn’t make you a bad parent. On the contrary, creating time to take care of yourself and recharge means you’re looking after your wellbeing, and you can give the best version of yourself to your kids. On that note, this article will look at some ways that you can create time for yourself when you’ve got a toddler.
You know when people break up and they feel like they're never going to find love again? Yeah, that was me not that long ago. It was then that I felt like my world has fallen. I was in pain and wanted to change this state of mind at all costs. That's how I turned to self-care to find healing. This is a story of how I've learned to love myself and why you should love yourself more too.
The secret to happiness: the topic I often discuss with my coaching clients and write about in my articles. My journey on seeking for happiness started nine years ago when I hit the rock bottom. I was depressed, I dropped out of college and had no clue what I wanted to do with my life. I felt stuck, without the hope of ever meeting the man of my dreams, and my health also started going bad.
I thought that ‘mindfulness’ was some mysterious secret available only to highly ‘mindful people’ that could happily sit about under a tree for hours being in the total state of bliss. I felt jealous. I wanted in. I wanted to become an Insider of that secret behind mindfulness.