The Practice of Mindfulness and Its Benefits

Emotional health is not always easy to measure as people generally go through a range of different emotions from moment to moment. No one can maintain being cheerful all day or being sad all day. There will always be a break in the cycle.

However, we can describe our general mood for the day. But is there a way to keep tabs on our thoughts and emotions and process them without stressing ourselves out? There is a way to do this through the practice of mindfulness and it is tightly integrated with meditation.

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Are you Emotionally Well?

When we talk about wellness, the first thing that comes to mind is physical wellness. While your physical condition is an important aspect of your overall health, it is not the only determining  factor of your general well-being. To be totally healthy, other factors should also be taken into consideration. One of them is your emotional health.

How you are feeling affects your ability to carry out your day to day activities. It leads to increase productivity. It also affects how you deal with other people. Individuals who are emotionally healthy treat others well.

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10 Ways to Help You Work Through Grief

Grief is a journey that you go through as a natural response to the death of something or someone significant in your life. This journey involves going through a roller coaster of emotions – from shock, anger, guilt, denial, sadness, fear – all of which can be overwhelming. Going through grief also affects your physical health. Most people find it difficult to sleep, eat or even think about other things aside from their loss.

Going through a period of grief can be an intense experience which means that taking of yourself while on this journey is even more important. There are ways to help you work through your grief while being able to live your life as normally as possible.

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Why We Should Stop Saying “I’m Sorry for Your Loss” and What to Say Instead

Grief is always a complicated process and its effects are different for each individual. Consoling someone in grief is also a delicate situation and saying “I’m sorry for your loss” doesn’t really help that much to alleviate the person’s pain.

There are reasons for not saying this phrase to a grieving person and some suggestions on what to say instead.

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How to Apologize Properly

When a word or phrase is said and heard over and over again, it’s meaning gradually fades away. A prime example is the phrase “I am sorry” or “I’m sorry”. Whenever we do something that we think might offend or inconvenience another person, we quickly blurt out these words. But when the situation is not so simple and feelings and even persons are physically hurt, saying the same phrase is often ineffective.

There is a better and proper way to apologize so that the sincerity of your words are conveyed and we should practice these steps more often.

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Stay Away from Negative People

There are a million and one reasons why you should stay away from negative people. For one, it is hard to be grateful and happy when you are around them because they always see the bad side of things. Being with them is always stressful. They drain your energy. They are also highly contagious. They influence your thoughts, behaviours and feelings. Before you know it, you too, have become a negative person.

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FOMO

With the onset of social media, more and more people are experiencing FOMO. Studies show that about 70% of adults experience FOMO.  Worst, in another study it shows that about 40% of people, mostly millennials, have gone in debt, trying to keep up with the lifestyle of their peers.

Get rid of FOMO before it consumes you.  Fight FOMO with the power of GRATITUDE!