Stress Getting You Down? 4 Signs of Depression…

Stress and DepressionIs stress getting you down? Let’s examine the 4 signs of depression.

Eating habits can change and be different for each person. Some people have their own “comfort” foods to help ease the symptoms of depression.

It can be chocolate, pastries, or that greasy burger from your favorite fast-food restaurant! Maybe your depression causes you to lose all interest in food.

Ok, so what is another sign?

Pressures of daily living:

School pressures, work stress, and strife in your personal life can cause depression. Financial difficulties are one of the biggest causes of depression. With gas and food prices at an all-time high, it can cause severe depression for the person responsible for the care and feeding of their family.

What is the third sign?

Chemical imbalances and depression

Depression can be caused by chemical imbalances in the brain, which may only be treatable with medications and therapist help. Shifts in hormone levels can also cause depression. Many women experience post partum depression after the birth of a baby because of the hormones that are changing in their body.

What is the fourth sign?

How does a no-win situation help with depression?

Many others may fall into depression when they are faced with an obstacle that seems to be a no-win situation. If you hate your job but must still provide an income for your family, it is easy to fall into depression.

The state of depression can remain until you resolve the conflict by either finding another job, or reconciling your mind to accept your present job until the time is right to find another one.

OK, depression seem to have a different affect on everyone, Is there a secret for dealing with depression?

Secret of dealing with depression revealed.

What causes depression for me is different from my wife and other loved ones. We are all distinct individuals and stressors or sadness is handled by some better than others.

No one knows why some individuals suffer from depression more than anyone else, but many causes are alike. We just react to them differently.

A client, let’s call her Susan who suffered from depression was able to stop using prescription drugs after she learned how to relax anytime anywhere. She also discovered that when she had a  positive purpose  it very easy for her to focus.

So what are your thoughts on depression? We love to hear your feedback.

Cecil McIntosh, The EYC™ Stress Relaxation Expert with 14 years of experience helping  Entrepreneurs like you, transform stress into success. He is the creator of the Empty Your Cup Process™. An exclusive stress management  system for managing fear, anger and the uncertainty that results from constant change. Cecil  is also a Healer, gifted Teacher,Therapist, NLP Trainer and life Coach. You can reach Cecil at cecil.mcintosh@gmail.com 

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Validation: Turn Stress Into Success Through Relaxation…

Oscar Wilde is quoted as saying: Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are.

Man was he wrong. From my experience, when anyone is genuinely validated they melt like butter.

It”s time for you to learn the secret of validation that causes the people around you to relax and forget about stress only if momentary.

So sit back relax hit the play button below, watch this video and try not to smile.

Where you able to keep a straight face? I didn’t think so.

With an exclusive stress management system you will learn how to apply validation on a daily basic.

So Cecil why would I want to practice validation on a daily basic?

Well here’s the validation (over 2.1 million views on YouTube alone.). With validation you can say goodbye to prescription drugs or coffee addictions which only deliver temporary happiness.

So what do you think?

When was the last time you were validated?

What was that experience like?

When was the last time you validated someone?

What would happen if more people practice validation on a daily basis?

So what are your thoughts on Validation? We love to hear your comments

Cecil McIntosh, The EYC™ Stress Relaxation Expert with 14 years of experience helping  Entrepreneurs like you, transform stress into success. He is the creator of the Empty Your Cup Process™. An exclusive stress management  system for managing fear, anger and the uncertainty that results from constant change. Cecil  is also a Healer, Teacher,Therapist, NLP Trainer and life Coach. You can reach Cecil at cecil.mcintosh@gmail.com 

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Signs Of Depression: Turn Your Health Around…

Signs Of Depression Signs Of Depression:

 

Depression is something that nearly everyone faces at some point in a busy lifetime.  Normal sadness can turn into depression and it is often normal to feel sad.  You may feel sad when a friend or loved one dies, you are forced to move to another location, start a new job or attend a new school.

 

How is sadness related to depression?

 

You may become sad when someone you care about disappoints you or if you do something that is a disappointment to someone you love. 

 

There are many causes of sadness.  Sadness is not depression although it can easily slide into depression.  Depression is defined as a “down” or sad feeling that lasts longer than two weeks.

 

Sadness passes with time; usually it goes away without treatment.  If you slide into depression from sadness, it takes a lot more work to pull out of a depressive state. 

 

So what is the cause of depression?

 

What causes depression in you may be different from your neighbor or best friend.  Depression is hard to diagnose because many times a person does not show any physical signs of depression.

 

A person who has learned at a young age not to display emotions can hide depression well into their adult years.

 

Are the symptoms of depression the same for each individual?

 

Depression symptoms are also different for every individual.  One person may have trouble sleeping; the next person may feel the urge to sleep all the time.  Another person may feel the need to take a bath or shower several times a day to relieve depression symptoms.

 

So what are your thoughts on depression?  We love to hear your comments

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Coping Skills: Three Stress Relief Tips for Releasing Tension and Anxiety…

Stress, Tension and Anxiety Laugh!

Yes, just laugh. It is Biblical and healthy and the best tension reliever around. Laughing releases pleasure hormones in our brain, releases tension in our muscles, and releases pent up anxiety. Look for things that will make you laugh. Watch a comedy on television or DVD.

Watch children playing and laughing in the park or on the school playground. Laughing is contagious. Try it, you’ll soon find others laughing right with you. What a great source of coping with stress.

Eating healthy, resting fully, and exercising regularly helps release tension and anxiety.

Eat healthy, rest fully, and exercise regularly. These three things can go far in helping you cope with stress and anxiety. Giving your body the proper nutrition will keep you healthier and help your self-esteem.

Allowing your body to relax and rejuvenate while you sleep will help you prepare for any stress that may come your way the following day.

Physical activity will help you feel and look better. When you feel and look better, your self-esteem grows and you feel more confident in facing life’s stress. Choose an activity that you like and makes you feel happy, and then take part in that activity at least five times a week.

Dance, walk and play are simple ways to reduce anxiety and stress

You can dance, walk, play with children or grandchildren, jog, or go bowling. All are good physical activities that help us cope with normal stress and anxiety.

It is normal for all of us to feel periods of stress and anxiety. If we are not able to cope with them, we are doing our bodies harm and threatening our own survival.

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Coping Skills: Can You Enjoy Stress Relief Without Them?

Coping Skills for Stress ReliefMany of us already realize that stress is a killer. Stress causes high blood pressure, muscle tension, heart attacks, strokes and many other life threatening diseases. Stress aggravates symptoms of many common diseases.

So why do you need coping skills? 

It weakens our immune system making us more susceptible to the common cold and some allergies. Without learning how to cope with the stressors in our lives, can kill us!  Yes, we need to learn how to cope with anxiety, depression, and stress to have a healthy, fulfilling, and productive life.

Is stress healthy?

Remember, some forms of stress are healthy. Not every stressful situation is bad news. Good stress will help us perform our best when we need to take a test, have extra energy, or protect our loved ones or ourselves.

How well can we survive without coping skills?

Survival without coping skills is difficult and our quality of life will suffer. We need to learn to cope with the events in our lives that cause stress and anxiety. Without coping skills our bodies are not as capable of fighting off the enemies of our bodies.

Are coping skills easy to learn?

What are some ways of coping with everyday stress and anxiety? What about those that seem insurmountable? Many times we can learn coping skills to help us deal with the pressures and stress of normal day-to-day living.

Many coping skills important to our survival are easy to learn and free. In today’s economy, free is good!

Here’s one simple coping skill to practice.

One of the simplest coping skills we can learn is to enjoy the positives around us. Make a list and see how many positives that makes up your life. Add to your list as you discover a new one. Go over that list everyday until you can accept the positive and push out the negative.

So now you know the secret.

Coping skills are necessary for our survival. The better you are equipped to deal with the speed of change, the better quality of life you will experience.

We would love to hear your comments. So go ahead and tell us what you think.

Cecil McIntosh, The EYC™ Stress Relaxation Expert with 14 years of experience helping  Entrepreneurs like you, transform stress into success. He is the creator of the Empty Your Cup Process™. An exclusive stress management  system for managing fear, anger and the uncertainty that results from constant change. Cecil  is also a Healer, Teacher, Therapist, NLP Trainer and life Coach. You can reach Cecil at cecil.mcintosh@gmail.com 

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Health and Fitness: Two Tips, Rest and Exercise a great tonic for Stress and Anxiety…

Exercise for stess reliefWhat else can we do to relieve stress and anxiety? Get the proper amount of rest. While you are sleeping your body is making repairs and balancing all parts of your body.

Your brain and heart is resting and preparing for the next day. Your brain is the part of the body that is the most closely related to stress. Without the proper amount of rest, it does not handle stress and anxiety the way it was designed to.

OK, how much rest do we really need for stress relief?

What is the proper amount of rest? Each of us has an internal clock that lets us know when we are getting the right amount of rest. Some may be comfortable getting five or six hours of rest each night, others may not feel up to par if they don’t get eight to ten hours.

Your body knows how much rest it needs, listen to your internal clock. This leads to the question of exercise.

Is exercise good for stress and anxiety?

Many of us do not like to hear about this stress reliever. It is exercise. Yes, physical activity will help relieve feelings of stress and anxiety!

What if you don’t like to exercise?

There are many ways of getting the physical activity that your body needs. Pick an activity that you enjoy and take part in that activity five days a week.

Dancing is enjoyable to many people, and it is great exercise. Take your pet for a walk, enjoy the nature in your local park, or get on that bike that has been stored in your garage!

Do I need to check with my doctor to see if I am physically fit?

If you are starting an exercise program for the first time, check with your doctor to be sure you can physically take part in your choice of exercise. Remember, even a small amount of physical activity is better than none at all. Start slow and add speed and more activities are you are comfortable with them.

So, here’s the secret:

Relieving stress and anxiety can be done with just a few changes in your lifestyle. Try it! You will feel better and be able to handle any stressors that appear in your life.
Cecil McIntosh, The EYC™ Stress Relaxation Expert with 14 years of experience helping  Entrepreneurs like you, transform stress into success. He is the creator of the Empty Your Cup Process™. An exclusive stress management  system for managing fear, anger and the uncertainty that results from constant change. Cecil  is also a Healer, Teacher,Therapist, NLP Trainer and life Coach. You can reach Cecil at cecil.mcintosh@gmail.com  

 

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Healthy Eating: Tips for Anxiety and Stress Relief…

Mature Couple Enjoying a healthy mealEveryone at some time in their life has to deal with stress and anxiety issues. Many, sadly, try to deal with stress and anxiety by turning to alcohol or drugs, sometimes both.

Anxiety and stress relief can be yours by just changing a few simple items in your lifestyle.

Can eating a healthy diet reduce your stress and anxiety?

Eating a healthy diet can relieve stress and anxiety. Instead of going for comfort foods that will give you temporary relief from stress anxiety, try eating healthy snacks.

So what would happen if you added some fresh fruit and vegetables to your life style?

Fresh fruits and vegetables can be easily exchanged for sugary treats high in sugar and low in anything that is healthy.

Plan your diet around foods high in fiber, and low in salt and transfats. Eating a balanced diet can help you even out your emotions and moods and help you reduce any stress and anxiety you have in your life.

When is a good time to eat healthy?

Eat healthy meals at the same time every day. Many of us are used to having a big meal in the evening, but it would be healthier to eat a good breakfast, a smaller meal at lunch time, and a small dinner.

I know this goes against everything we were taught when we were growing, but will make us healthier as we begin to age.

How often do you skip breakfast?

Many students and adults skip breakfast. That’s something I have been guilty of doing for many years. Those who skip breakfast are relying on their energy coming from their muscles instead of the stored fat in the body. We need breakfast to jumpstart our metabolism for the day.

So here’s the thing..

Make one of these small healthy eating changes in your in your life an notice the difference in your anxiety and stress relief.
Cecil McIntosh, The EYC™ Stress Relaxation Expert with 14 years of experience helping  Entrepreneurs like you, transform stress into success. He is the creator of the Empty Your Cup Process™. An exclusive stress management  system for managing fear, anger and the uncertainty that results from constant change. Cecil  is also a Healer, GiftedTeacher,Therapist, NLP Trainer and life Coach. You can reach Cecil at cecil.mcintosh@gmail.com 
 
 
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Astonish Yourself in a Life of Chronic Pain…

I spent two weeks in England attending my auntie’s wedding. One of the highlight of my visit was my  uncle’s 71 year old wife. She had two hip replacements and many other health challenges including chronic pain. Yet she never allowed her health challenges to stop her from enjoing life.

 Negativity, like fog, creeps in on little cat’s feet, until one day we are encumbered with it. It’s bad enough we have to feel crummy everyday and put up with something hurting, somewhere on these less than perfect bodies; but the damage to our spirit, our initiative and our joy in life can be far worse. It was Santayana I believe who said, “There is no cure for birth or death save to enjoy the interval.” It’s that in-between part that we get hung up on. I guess it’s like the creamy filling of life wedged between two cookies. It should be the best part.

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 How well are you dealing with your chronic pain? Do you stop and surrender or do you fight back?

 Cecil McIntosh, The EYC™ Stress Relaxation Expert with 14 years of experience helping  Entrepreneurs like you, transform stress into success. He is the creator of the EYC™ Process. A stress management  system for managing fear, anger and the uncertainty that results from constant change. Cecil is also a Healer, Teacher,Therapist, NLP Trainer and life Coach. You can reach Cecil at cecil.mcintosh@gmail.com 

 

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