Category Archives: Self-Care

TimelyTip for Your Health: Forgive

Why forgive?

Forgiving others and ourselves releases us from the past. When we make all of our decisions based on past experiences if our pat experiences are negative, then what we will be experiencing in the present will be hurtful or negative. As long as we hold on to the past we cannot live in the present.

Release guilt so your life can help you move forward.  It takes a lot of energy to hold on to people who have hurt you. Negative emotions like anger, guilt, fear, frustration, and resentment can attach the body and cause illness. Chronic negativity alters our nervous system functions and suppressed our immune system. And this can lead to problems that include more frequent colds and flus, fatigue, hypertension, stroke, asthma, and migraines, and cancer just to name a few of the illnesses.   

Eight Simple Things You Can Do to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Nearly everyone will have trouble sleeping from time to time. You may have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Either way, these challenges can affect your life in many negative ways. The good news is that there are simple strategies you can use to get a better night’s sleep.

Try these strategies to chase away your insomnia and wake up refreshed:

1. Keep the lights off. Even small lights can affect your body’s natural ability to determine night from day. Turn off all the lights when it’s time for bed, including nightlights, bathroom lights, and computers. Sometimes even the neon numbers from your alarm clock can be bothersome.

14 Simple Ways to Add Happiness to Your Day

Every day has its ups and downs, but sometimes you might find more downs than ups! Rather than waiting around for things to change, you can make an active effort to add a little happiness to your day.

Sometimes you may need to make a big effort, but most of the time all you have to do is something subtle and simple to completely change how your day turns out.

Here are some easy ways to add happiness to your day:

1. Watch a movie. Curl up with a big bucket of popcorn and your favorite movie. Leave all your worries behind you as you engage in an activity that you’re sure to love.

2. Watch your kids or loved ones. Instead of focusing on yourself, take some time to place your attention on the people you love. Simply observe them and think about how much you appreciate the fact that they’re in your life.

3. Call your best friend. A phone call with a close friend is a great way to pass some time in a way that is comfortable and familiar to you. You can think about old times or enjoy planning something fun for the future.

How to Make Decisions That Are Right for You

Decision-making can be stressful. The stress is worse when you try to make decisions based on what everyone else wants you to do. The best kinds of decisions are the ones that you make that lead you to the happiness and success you deserve!

Input from your family and friends can be vital to helping you make big decisions, but you are the one who has to live with the outcome. Those decisions should be the right decisions for you above all else. But how do you make those decisions? Here are three questions to ask when you’re facing important choices.

Whose Idea Is It?

Consider the source of the ideas on the table. Are they yours, or are they from family and friends? Accepting someone else’s solution without your input may lead to a decision that you’ll regret later. If you aren’t sure what you really want, stop and figure that out before you make the decision.