Have I got health anxiety?
If you can answer YES to most of these questions, it’s likely you are affected by health anxiety.
During the past six months:
Have you been preoccupied with having a serious illness because of body symptoms, which has lasted at least six months?
Have you felt distressed because of this preoccupation?
Have you found this preoccupation impacts negatively on all areas of life including family life, social life and work?
Have you felt you have needed to carry out constant self-examination and self-diagnosis?
Have you experienced disbelief over a diagnosis from a doctor, or felt you are unconvinced by your doctor’s reassurances that you are fine?
Do you constantly need reassurance from doctors, family and friends that you are fine, even if you don’t really believe what you are being told?
Source: Anxiety UK
So about Mindz Matter new project Positive Action Group. Mindz Matter positive action group is designed to help all kinds of mental illnesses. This will tell you how my positive action group can help people with anxiety/depression.
After suffering with depression / generalised anxiety disorder myself for many years, to find out more have a look on the about page on mindz matter website. When suffering with anxiety I used to think of ways on how to cope which lead me to beat this disorder, and this is what I came up with.
POSIITVE ACTION GROUP HOW WILL IT HELLP YOU!!
How can I build my self-esteem?
Take care of your physical health. Make sure you have a good food, relaxation and enough sleep. Try to do 10-15 minutes of moderate exercise (such as brisk walking) every day, and about 20 minutes of more vigorous exercise three times a week do something that raises your heartbeat and makes you sweat. Have a massage whenever you can, nothing is better for increasing self-esteem and beating stress. Learn to recognise your own stress indicators, and when they occur take time out to look after yourself. Mindz matter positive action group (P.A.G) is a great way to help boost your self-esteem. At the (P.A.G) you will get to meet new people also learn how to stretch and you will also be doing light moderate exercise. (For more details have a look at the positive action group page)
Mental health so what is it? One thing you should understand is that; mental health is not the same as a mental illness, mental health is a topic, and mental illness is the real deal. Having a mental illness is one of, if not, the worst thing to have, even though physically you are ok, mentally it just destroys you. So many people around the world have or have had a mental illness, but yet it makes you feel like the only one in the world that has got one. I think that the feeling of being “alone” can relate to every sufferer out there, but the simple fact is that you’re not alone. After suffering with a mental illness over many years I have reached rock bottom, but if I can learn to cope with it so can you. Continue reading »
Four Bed Times Snacks for better sleep.
1, kiwi fruit
It’s high serotonin content helps regulate your sleep cycle. Eat two to drop of 35% faster.
(Taipei Medical University)
2, Peanut Butter
This is a good source of magnesium. A little just before bed will improve the quality of your rest.
(University of Pavia Italy)
The calcium in yoghurt supports deep, REM sleep by converting tryptophan into the slumber-inducing hormone melatonin.
(European Neurology Journal)
One glass before bed can add 25min to your total sleep time, thanks to the boost that it gives your melatonin production.
(European Journal of Nutrition)
Mental health is how we think, feel and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Like physical health, mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Everyone feels worried, anxious, sad or stressed sometimes. But with a mental illness, these feelings do not go away and are severe enough to interfere with your daily life. It can make it hard to meet and keep friends, hold a job or enjoy your life.
Mental illnesses are common – they affect about one in four families in the U.K and one in five families in the U.S, It is not your fault if you have one. These disorders – depression, phobias, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and many others – are real diseases that you cannot will or wish away. Fortunately, they are often treatable. Medicines and therapy can improve the life of most people with mental illnesses.
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