Entries by shann357@bellsouth.net

WHAT ARE AFFIRMATIONS AND HOW TO USE THEM?

Positive affirmations are statements and phrases used to combat negative and unhelpful thoughts. In the process, you will improve your self-esteem and positive thinking by reprogramming your subconscious to let go of your negativity. Stating positive affirmations to yourself will help you improve your behavior, thinking, and/or habits. Positive affirmations are statements or phrases meant […]

Fear, Anxiety, Stress and Worry, Oh My (Part 3)

Worry is the cognitive manifestation of stress, anxiety, and fear.   Worry involves negative thinking and rumination about stress anxiety and fear.  It erodes self-confidence, damages performance, and prevents rational or logical thinking.  Challenging negative thoughts with facts and reality often robs them of their influence.  It helps to write them down and review them to […]

Fear, Anxiety, Stress and Worry, Oh My (Part 2)

Stress is the response –  cognitive, emotional, or physical – to a demand or pressure, whether it is pleasant and anticipated, or unpleasant and dreaded.  Everyday life can be stressful. The inescapable demands of school, work, and family in this digital age create ongoing life stress, not to mention the current concerns about COVID19, racial […]

Good Sleep, A Mental Health Basic

One of the basic needs for good mental health is adequate sleep. Adequate sleep helps regulate moods, improve memory and concentration, improve creativity, and decrease stress. Adequate sleep in children also promotes growth and improves attention and learning. Too little sleep can cause forgetfulness, fatigue, irritability, poor physical performance, increased stress and anxiety, and depression.  […]