RCSI MyHealth Positive Health Series – Stress Management, Mindfulness and Relaxation – Lecture

Please check out our extensive self-help library in the member's area. Lots more content there. Free trial!

We can help! Please check out our extensive self-help library in the member's area. You can also register for your free stress management report here. We'd also like to recommend our range of stress-busting products.  Jill is also available for 1-to-1 online therapy if you'd prefer to speak to a very experienced therapist face to face.

What To Do When You Are Stressed- 15 Stress Management Tips And Techniques

Please check out our extensive self-help library in the member's area. Lots more content there. Free trial!

We can help! Please check out our extensive self-help library in the member's area. You can also register for your free stress management report here. We'd also like to recommend our range of stress-busting products.  Jill is also available for 1-to-1 online therapy if you'd prefer to speak to a very experienced therapist face to face.

Daily Habits to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Please check out our extensive self-help library in the member's area. Lots more content there. Free trial!

We can help! Please check out our extensive self-help library in the member's area. You can also register for your free stress management report here. We'd also like to recommend our range of stress-busting products.  Jill is also available for 1-to-1 online therapy if you'd prefer to speak to a very experienced therapist face to face.

"Wellness and the art of stress management" an Extra Mural Lecture by Dr.B.M.Hegde

Please check out our extensive self-help library in the member's area. Lots more content there. Free trial!

We can help! Please check out our extensive self-help library in the member's area. You can also register for your free stress management report here. We'd also like to recommend our range of stress-busting products.  Jill is also available for 1-to-1 online therapy if you'd prefer to speak to a very experienced therapist face to face.

How to Manage Extreme Fatigue and Stress | Stress Management & Fatigue Management

Please check out our extensive self-help library in the member's area. Lots more content there. Free trial!

We can help! Please check out our extensive self-help library in the member's area. You can also register for your free stress management report here. We'd also like to recommend our range of stress-busting products.  Jill is also available for 1-to-1 online therapy if you'd prefer to speak to a very experienced therapist face to face.

Stress Management and Wellness Plan

Please check out our extensive self-help library in the member's area. Lots more content there. Free trial!

We can help! Please check out our extensive self-help library in the member's area. You can also register for your free stress management report here. We'd also like to recommend our range of stress-busting products.  Jill is also available for 1-to-1 online therapy if you'd prefer to speak to a very experienced therapist face to face.

TOP 5 ESSENTIAL OILS TO RELIEVE ANXIETY AND STRESS

TOP 5 ESSENTIAL OILS TO RELIEVE ANXIETY AND STRESS

If you are dealing with anxiety and stress, there are many natural remedies that you can use alone or in addition to other treatments. One such remedy to alleviate this stress is through the use of essential oils. Your nervous system as well as the chemistry of your brain can be affected by the properties of various essential oils.

Here are a few oils that can help you conquer anxiety and stress naturally.

Lavender

Lavender essential oil always seems to come up first on almost any essential oils list. It is multipurpose and one of the easiest essential oils to access. One of lavender's main benefits is its soothing properties. It is highly effective against anxiety and should be a staple in anyone's essential oil collection.

Chamomile

This is another popular stress-relieving oil. Roman chamomile is used to calm nerves and promote relaxation. German chamomile can bring pain relief and has anti-inflammatory properties, so if being unwell is adding to your stress load, this variety can help ease that.

Ylang Ylang

Ylang ylang has a unique, pleasant smell and is excellent for helping you unwind when dealing with a long, stressful time period in your life. It is a known mood booster and has the capacity to lift your feelings at the end of a bad day. Use it in the morning, before bed or anytime you need a pick-me-up.

Frankincense

Frankincense is an oil that has been used for thousands of years. It has a timeless scent and it is known to bring feelings of peace, relaxation, and well-being to those who use it. It is one of the more expensive oils, and although it can be used alone, it is also effective when used in combination with some of the other anti-anxiety oils.

Lemon

This essential oil is bright and cheery, and perfect for beginning a long day that is sure to include some ups and downs. It is known to affect the autonomic nervous system in a positive way. Many people associate good feelings with the scent of lemon, and this alone is reason to put some lemon oil into your cabinet of natural remedies.

Essential oils deserve a place in your line-up of ways to deal with anxiety. Remember that if you have tried natural remedies and nothing seems to be helping, it is worth a trip to the doctor to find out if there is something going on that may warrant some extra help.

With the assistance of essential oils in combination with healthy lifestyle changes and the guidance of a doctor who is familiar with how to incorporate natural therapies with standard therapies, you will be well on your way to full emotional health and a less stressful life.

How Self-Discipline Benefits You at Work and When You Study

How Self-Discipline Benefits You at Work and When You Study

Out of everything you learned as a kid growing up, self-discipline is probably one of the most
vital skills. If you have learned this lesson, you’ll reap the benefits your entire life by reaching
for and meeting your goals more easily. Plus, you will be living your life at full blast because
you won’t have as much stress.

1. You Won’t Be Impulsive – When you are able to control your own impulses, you
tend to make much better decisions because you’re willing to stop and think before doing so.
That means you’ll have fewer things to be sorry about at work or school. You won’t skip
studying to go out and party; you won’t quit working on a project to hang out with friends;
and you will get things done because you won’t create unneeded drama caused by
impulsiveness.

2. You Know Your Priorities – A self-disciplined person is very aware of the priorities
they have each day. They are prepared and look over everything in plenty of time to arrange
their day to meet those priorities.

3. You Will Meet Your Obligations – Let’s be clear. Meeting obligations feels good.
It’s not a downer or a drag on your life. When you follow through and do something at work
or school (or life) that is important, it feels good, and you want to do it again.

4. Reduces Procrastination – Procrastination is really a symptom of a larger problem
- usually a lack of confidence in skills, imposter syndrome, or fear of success. When you have
self-discipline, you tend to make a schedule that doesn’t consider your mood or anything but
getting it done and done right.

5. You Don’t Need Passion to Finish Projects – One of the biggest myths of life
is that you should work or do things when you feel like it. When the passion strikes is the time
to work according to many. However, this is not a good plan. You’re not going to feel passion
every single day. When you have self-discipline, you tend to get it done regardless of your
thoughts and feelings.

6. You’ll Be Much Healthier – Due to not eating everything you see, not avoiding
exercise, and working hard instead of avoiding work (which is actually stressful), you’re going
to be much healthier. You’ll feel better physically and mentally because you’re making better
choices.

7. You Have Better Relationships – When you are not just saying whatever comes
to your mind, and when you’re not selfish but are there for your friends and family, you’re
going to have better relationships. People know they can count on you.

8. You’ll Sleep Better – When you get up at a normal time each day, go to bed at a
normal time each night, and eat right most days - as well as do what you say you’ll do - you’ll
probably sleep a lot better every night.

9. You’ll Feel Less Guilt – When you follow through in life - whether it’s something you
promised to yourself or someone else, you feel less guilt. You won’t have any reason to feel
guilty due to your good choices.

When you have self-discipline, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t a fun person or that you can't
be spontaneous. It simply means that you are reliant on yourself, trust yourself, and show this
by doing what you promise yourself and others that you will do.

Complete E-book Available in Member's Area

Say Yes and make things happen

Say ‘Yes’ And Make Things Happen
There is so much power to change lives in learning to say ‘yes’ more. Of course, you cannot say ‘yes’ to everything especially where you are dealing with people; there is a thin line between using the power of yes and being a pushover. This sucks the life out of you and pulls you back from reaching your goals. To unleash the real power of ‘yes’ you need to know the right things to invest yourself in.
Growing up I was reserved and also an over-thinker to the extent that I would calculate my chances of getting an opportunity. I would also calculate my chances of ever doing or getting something right and make the decisions to not even give it a try based on the calculations. With time I gained more confidence and told myself it is better to give life more positivity and discover more of my capabilities. I told myself if I failed, at least I would have tried and will know what doing it feels like while I learn a few more lessons. That has opened my mind to so many things and has helped build my personality and improve my life. When I look back now, I wonder how much of life I missed out on only because I couldn’t say, ‘yes’.
In most cases what stands in between us and our goal is the lack of a positive mindset; yes I can do it, yes it worth trying, yes I will take the risk! It does not matter how much others do to help us, if we do not have a positive mentality we will fail before we even give it a try. Some of the reasons why people are often hesitant to say ‘yes’ include the fear of being judged, limiting connections with others to avoid being hurt, and low self-esteem. Where there is negativity or fear around us, we do everything we can to say 'no' and are able to not just convince others that we have solid reasons to let opportunities pass us but, we convince ourselves too. Without learning to say ‘yes’, we limit ourselves in so many ways.

How saying ‘yes’ makes things happen
You are able to overcome or go against your fears – saying yes does not require you to be the bravest person alive. You need to be willing to get things done and to grow. This should be your priority. Once you prioritize your dreams and value them, you develop something in you that pushes you to act even when it is scary and you doubt yourself. This helps you discover your abilities and gain confidence.
You become open-minded – as you say yes more, you realize the possibilities that surround you. Identifying new opportunities gets easier and you open yourself up for things you otherwise would have thought are for a certain kind of people. Being open-minded also means more exposure and growth for you. When you say yes you also open yourself up for more life lessons.
You meet new people – learning to say yes also means getting out of your corner and allowing yourself to interact with others. This might sound like too much work for introverts but, you do not need to put yourself under pressure to achieve this. After all, your interactions must be strategic. Build relationships that are necessary for your success and avoid getting yourself caught up with people who do not contribute to your growth.
You understand yourself better – being open-minded and meeting new people can help you improve your personal life. When you spend time by yourself or when you are not being strategic in building relationships with people, you are not challenged enough to identify your strengths and weaknesses. Interacting with the intention to grow helps you learn more about others which can also lead you on a self-discovery trip.
You get used to failing and experiencing huge victories – as you challenge yourself and grab opportunities that are beyond your comfort zone, you get used to failing and you experience victories that are beyond your usual level. This helps you understand how trying contributes to your success through the lessons gained. The fulfillment and happiness that come with victories will push you to keep going and be your assurance that anything is possible.
You gain confidence – saying no keeps you static and we do not get to experience much outside the boundaries we create due to fear. This lack of experience and touch from the outside world keeps that fear within us. Saying yes, on the other hand, helps us confront our fears and experience what awaits beyond them. Each step taken against our fears is a step taken towards building our confidence. We realize the power in us and gain strength to do even more.
You will have more fun – saying yes makes life more interesting. Instead of sticking to the same routine to avoid being hurt, disappointed, or judged, you explore more and engage in activities that give you more energy and happiness. Experiencing something bigger than what we thought possible gives us the thrill of our lives.