The Life Doctor

Reduce Anxiety Now

Reduce Anxiety Now Anxiety can feel like it’s ruining your life but there’s some simple steps you can take right now to bring those anxiety levels right down. A Deep Breath Place one hand on your chest and one hand on your stomach. Take a nice big deep breath right now.  If your hand moves more on your chest than your stomach then you are shallow breathing which only puts more pressure on your already stressed nervous system.  Learn to diaphragmatic breath as this reverses the chemical response from flight or flight responses. Check ...

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Do you want to feel more Motivated?

“ I feel guilty if I sit down and do nothing,” is something quite a few clients tell me as they struggle with various forms of relaxing. Yet sitting down and relaxing is one of the most productive things we can do as it recharges our batteries. Without mental and physical energy we can overly procrastinate to try and conserve some for survival reasons.  We should have always have some stored energy for any unexpected needed fight or flight responses. Without recharging we can lack confidence, clarity, focus and motivation to ...

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Masters of Netflix

What are you looking forward to this week for the fun factor? Anything else planned in your free time which will help you feel proud? It can be very easy to fall into a rut at times and forget that your life is incredibly precious and I am sure you were not destined to become a master of what’s on the television.  Too many clients suffering with stress, anxiety and depression are badly managing their energy to the point they simply just want to get home after work, crash, eat and watch ...

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Mental Health Injury

“It still hurts,” he said twisting his wrist slightly at me to show me the swelling which had greatly reduced but was still an issue. My friend then went through the list of proactive approaches they had been doing to heal themselves after their fall about a month ago, it really showed their determination to getting back to normal. I am sure their dedication would pay off but I wished that more people would be as focused, determined and as compassionate as that on healing the injury that was causing their ...

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Out of Control

As my heart raced I clenched my fists trying to control the incoming panic attack which was threatening to take me over. I could feel my skin becoming hot and prickly and the knot in my gut get hard and bigger as a I tried not to think about how weird I must look to everyone stood around me. What was the problem? I was only in a pub with friends so why the anxiety? God I am going mad, like really mad. It didn’t make any sense at all ...

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Resilience

“What If I don’t like it?” “What If I’m laughed at?” “I might be rejected..” “I might feel anxious.” “What if I’m not good enough?” We live in a crazy ole world which at times seems hell bent on making life as comfortable as possible for us humans. You would be forgiven for thinking “what’s wrong with that?” Especially when you feel anxious or stressed, you just want life to feel easier than it is so you relax and rest. I believe that our obsession with comfort, ease and feeling positive feelings has quite the ...

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Turn me Off

The constant stream of intrusive negative thoughts from an over active mind not only feels exhausting it can make you feel like you are going mad too. Distraction doesn’t work, challenging the thoughts is too tiring and trying to get rid of them seems to make them even worse. I remember what that was like, I would have paid anything for someone to switch my mind off so I could just get some peace and quiet and also a good night’s sleep.  There is no way to switch the mind off ...

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Not Good Enough?

The reality is quite simple really. If you keep indulging in the tricks of the mind which hold you back from getting what you want in life then someone else will simply come along and take what could have been yours. Apathy, complacency and procrastination are simple but effective techniques your mind will use to get you to avoid taking risks which might result in rejection, shame and embarrassment.  ”I’m not good enough,” is the ultimate trick of the mind we all can fall for and limit ourselves with. Isn’t it ...

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Rebellion

It seems like we are always being told what to do. Parents, family and partners Teachers, bosses and peers Government, society, culture and religion Lay down some of rules we feel pressurised into obeying through the voice in our heads.  That inner critic, that inner moralist which not only can put us down with self abuse about the way we look and "not being good enough" but also demands reality fits our way of seeing the world or it gets very angry indeed. It gets exhausting listening to this voice, in the end we can ...

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“I’m Struggling.”

When clients tell me they are struggling with a certain area of their life whether it be career, health or relationship goals, they are often surprised at a possible answer as to why they are failing. They will deny this is true at first but with a little digging, it can often be the “holy grail” as to why they end up yet again not succeeding. Sean - “I want you to help me lose 3 stone in weight.” Miranda - “ I want to be a successful singer for a career.” Tony - ...

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