Building Emotional Sobriety One Blog Post At A Time
Last week, we talked about how negative thoughts pop up when the stress rises and affect your life and increase anxiety. We talked about how negative thoughts have energy in your life. Without addressing our negative thoughts, they continue to swirl and grow thus making your anxiety worse and worse. But how do you identify and challenge those negative thoughts?
The first thing you must do is simply notice those negative thoughts whenever they come up and jot them down. Notice when they occur. Are they happening at night? Are they waking you from sleep? Or are they happening during the day?
As a part of noticing when these negative thoughts are happening, it’s also important to identify the trigger and emotions associated with these negative feelings. What triggered your negative thoughts? And what emotions did that bring up for you? Was it fear? Anger? Did something bad happen? Or are you in your head living in...
Have you ever been going about your day, but the only thing that consumes your thoughts is negativity? You know the old saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.” Well, this doesn’t just apply to what you say to other people. It also applies to the things that you say to yourself.
Whether you realize it or not, your thoughts have energy. If you are only having negative thoughts, chances are everything in your life is going to seem...well...negative. And that’s no way to live. I want you to be happy, healthy, and balanced.
October 21 I am starting a 5 Day Challenge on Changing Negative Thoughts exclusively in my Facebook Group. Click Here to register! But...before you are able to change those negative thoughts, you first have to be able to recognize them. But how do you do that?
When you are going about you day and something happens, you almost always have...
So in the past few weeks, we have been talking about meditation. We have covered active meditation for those of you who can’t sit still and quiet your mind enough for traditional seated meditation. We covered different types of active meditation such as walking meditation and morning pages. If you haven’t had a chance to read these past few blogs click here and here to get caught up.
Today, I’m going to step out into this meditation realm a little bit more. There are some people out there who just need a little guidance in meditation so to speak. A little push or instruction to get you to the point you want to be at, right?
There are several meditation apps out there to choose from. They all have great options to choose from. But one of my favorites, and one that I use personally, is Simple Habit. It’s literally a meditation app for people who hate meditation. ...
Last week we talked about active meditation. We talked and what it was and my favorite form of it...walking meditation. However, that isn’t the only form of active meditation there is.
For those of you who missed last week’s blog, active meditation, also known as dynamic meditation, was popularized in the 1970’s by an Indian mystic named Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, later known as Osho. Why did he come up with the concept of active meditation? Because he realized that in our fast paced world, we needed a form of meditation that could fit into this active life most of us live.
Other than my favorite form of active meditation (walking meditation) there are several others you could choose from to try. Let’s talk about a few of these.
The basic concept of morning pages is to write 3 notebook pages of streaming conscious thought every morning when you wake up. Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way, popularized this...
How many times have you been scrolling through social media and seen someone who is meditating and looks completely peaceful? Maybe you see a wellness expert or an influencer who is sitting there perfectly posed in a perfect state of peace. And when you see this person you think… “I wish I could do that but 20 seconds into meditation my mind is all over the place because I’m bored already!” Are you that person???
I’m willing to bet you are also the person who knows that there are many benefits to practicing meditation and mindfulness. If you have read this blog in the past I KNOW that you have read about that! But there are some people out there who just can’t sit still! Are you one of them? I know I am!
The fact of that matter is that even if you are the type of person who can’t sit still, your mind still needs a break! You may never be one of those people who can sit on the floor, legs folded,...
You slept well so why are you waking up like this? It’s called morning anxiety. Several clients in my private practice and in my online community struggle with anxiety in the morning so this week, that's our focus!
Most of us at least occasionally wake up feeling tired, in a bad mood, or like you don't want to go to work. But those who suffer with actual morning anxiety are reacting to excess stress and worry. What’s even worse is they are actually having a biological response to their stress and worry that makes their anxiety seem worse in the mornings!
Researchers have studied the cortisol awakening response (CAR) and found that cortisol is highest...
Throughout my experience with working with clients, a common correlation can be found between those who struggle with anxiety and also have poor sleep patterns. And you guys, we all know that when your body can't rest properly at night, it makes the days soooo much more difficult.
That's why I created this special guide to help you learn about creating a sleep sanctuary to get higher quality sleep! Download it HERE!
I'm sure we can all relate to laying down at night to go to bed, pulling the covers up close and then BOOM, your mind starts racing. It's like when the noise around you gets quiet, the to-do list seems to be at the forefront of the mind.
It’s important for everyone to get a good night’s sleep. ESPECIALLY your kids during the school year. Sometimes when our kids aren’t sleeping the way they should they could be experiencing anxiety inducing situations at school that we don’t realize. In today’s world of lockdown drills and...
Recently, I have talked about how important healthy nutrition is to you and your family. We have discussed what to eat and what not to eat. Let’s take a deeper dive into nutrition. Are you with me?
Your nutrition affects everything in your body...including your anxiety! What does food have to do with anxiety you ask?? You’d be surprised how much. The topic of nutrition is pretty massive so I am going to touch on just a few things here and open up discussion for more!
Do you ever feel exhausted shortly after eating lunch or dinner? Some refer to this as your “afternoon slump”. It’s so important to fuel your body with proper nutrition and you’ll be better able to control your mood and energy level throughout the day. In this post I want to go over some of the information we know about food, mostly the ingredients, and its potential toxic effect on our bodies.
According to Harvard...
It’s common for us as adults to think about our diet, especially if we are wanting to lose a few pounds. But, how often do you think about your child’s diet? Are you consciously aware of the foods you are packing in their lunch to help them have a productive day?
Do you give them food that may not be the best without thinking about it? This starts to become important as we think about Back to School, testing, etc. It’s important that you fuel your body and the bodies of your family with proper nutrition and control your mood throughout the day. Great health and nutrition should be a family affair!
Tell me...do you ever feel exhausted shortly after eating lunch or dinner? I know most of us can get pretty tired around 2-3 pm. And if it happens to us, I’m willing to bet it could happen to your kiddos too. We affectionately refer to this as our afternoon slump. Why does this happen? Well...it happens because your blood...
So my new coaching site is LIVE and that means a new blog platform! This is where my blogs will be housed from now on.
All of my old posts will still be accessible at www.shelbyjohn.com/blog so no worries if you are looking for something from the past.
If you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out. I am looking forward to providing you with fresh and exciting information about all things healing anxiety naturally
Look for new blog posts every Tuesday!
See you soon,