5 ways to feel good enough after a cardiac event

Blowing out, exhalation

Continuing on from my last post How to feel good for 12 days at Christmas, I am reminded it’s not just at Christmas time that you can feel overwhelmed. Maybe it’s going on holiday; the planning, the packing, the arrangements, going away and then coming back home to business as usual. It seems even the good things in life can cause stress and anxiety. It could be birthdays, weddings, a new job, or moving house, just about any event where it is expected that you are supposed to be happy…

How to get your happy back with 5 positive things

How to get your happy back

No matter how much you want to have positive thoughts. No matter how many times you remind yourself (and others) to stop focusing on the negative. It is never as easy as it seems. You know it will enrich your life. Yet you keep slipping back into the thoughts that erode away your confidence, your self belief and your motivation. You can get your happy back. Negative and positive thoughts   The benefits negative moods, feelings and thoughts can provide: • Clear focus and great when problem solving • More attention…

How to self manage your pain, my 5 top tips

Ilizarov fixator pain

How do you live with pain that is overwhelming and feels like it is never going to end? It stops you in your tracks and can make it seem impossible to live life in an enjoyable and relaxing way. It can make you tired, irritable and unable to get any comfort. Why does it hurt so much? How do you make it stop? How do you self manage your pain? Warning lights Unlike cars you don’t come with warning lights. Our vehicles have lights on the dashboard that let you know when…

How to help your body, help you to sleep well

Insomnia, sleep Waking up

Why is sleep important? You cannot survive without sleep it is as important as air, food and water! You need to be able to sleep well. It enhances health as you body heals and rejuvenates as you rest. It also helps lower risks of serious illnesses such as heart problems and cancer. Some research suggests that it may help with weight control. Sleep also gives you energy, aids memory and learning, reduces stress and helps maintain a positive mood. Why is sleep important to mood? A normal sleep pattern comprises…

How to change your behaviours to help you get a good night’s sleep

Sound asleep

I can’t sleep! You can’t get to sleep; you’re feeling tired and yet when you get into bed ‘ping’ eyes open and wide awake? Then you spend the night tossing and turning, berating yourself for not sleeping? You wake as if you haven’t slept a wink!   What good is sleep? Sleep is critical for your body and mind’s well-being, it simply works best when you’ve had the right amount of rest, this is between seven and eight hours sleep (up to 9½ hours if you’re a teen). Sleep gives your brain…

How to use your mind to help you fall asleep

Shhhh sleep insomnia Image

Insomnia (sleeplessness, having trouble falling asleep or staying a sleep) Insomnia can be having difficulty falling asleep even when exhausted. Or staying asleep, you get off to sleep just find but once woken you can’t get back to sleep. Stay with me and I will give you 9 ways to quieten your mind to enable you to fall asleep and get your free guided relaxation for sleep download. If you suffer from insomnia, have job that involves shift work or have a new born baby then you will be an…

How to calm anxiety, control anger and reduce pain

Breathing is most important

Anxiety can have a great impact on your daily life. There are many different treatments available; these can range from psychological therapy and medication to going on a self-help course, exercising regularly, quitting smoking and cutting down on alcohol and caffeine. But there is one simple process that you already do that can help you to quickly and easily calm anxiety. Just breathe Are you fed up with being uptight and anxious? Do you find pain too much to bear? Does sleep evade you? Would you like a clearer mind?…

How to lower your blood pressure

Relaxation and Meditation Heart attack

The causes of high blood pressure can be many and varied, as can the ways to lower your blood pressure From genes or the environment, in the body’s normal functions including changes to kidney fluid and salt balances, sympathetic nervous system (responsible for fight or flight), and blood vessel structure and function. Some of the factors are not within our ability to change. Such as the structure and function of our blood vessels and genetics. But other elements are can definitely be influences by our behaviour. Whilst we know that they…

What is high blood pressure?

What you don’t know CAN hurt you - high blood pressure (hypertension)

A silent killer, an invisible disease! High blood pressure is silent as there are no obvious symptoms and often you aren’t aware that you have it as there are no particular symptoms. It isn’t until damage starts to happen that it is noticed, although luckily nowadays we have our blood pressure taken routinely at the doctors if we go for a visit. It is invisible as no one knows you are suffering from it, and that it takes determination, motivation and having to make life style changes to keep yourself well.…