Saturday Feb 20th (10am-12pm PST) I’ve been invited to speak on the Advocacy and Empowerment in Mental Health Promotion webinar, hosted by the SSPC, alongside members from the Department of Psychiatry and Nursing from the University of Toronto and Ryerson University. The SSPC is a nonprofit organization devoted to furthering research, clinical care, and educationContinue reading “Advocacy and Empowerment in Mental Health”
If you’re feeling trapped in the negativity bubble, chances are you’re not alone. I used to be the guy who fell into the negativity trap, often feeling pessimistic towards just about anything. What this meant for me was I started attracting people in my life who thought the same way and together we built a community of naysayers. When things began to turn around for me several years ago, I noticed a shift in my daily life, albeit in small stages. I began to enjoy more uplifting music, I smiled more, I laughed lots, I was able to make jokes at my own expense, and I started to attract friends and people who carried a positive glow.
The feeling of anxiety can hijack our thoughts, leading us into a state of mental paralysis. Our mind begins to wander, we ruminate and we have a hard time focusing on tasks at hand.
Getting regular exercise can do wonders for your body and mind. Whenever I feel an onset of stress and anxiety, exercising helps me to reset. However, it wasn’t too long ago when I sometimes felt it was impossible to get myself motivated enough to even move a muscle. During that point in my life, I was on the edge of 220 lbs and had poor eating habits comprising of fast food and greasy Chinese take-out on a regular basis. In addition, I was carrying the weight of depression on my shoulders.
How can we declutter our brain from all those running thoughts? When we’re conditioned to be productive or frantically chasing, keeping up with our busy lives, we’re often caught in a cycle of feeling stress and anxiety. Here’s a simple tip you can use to help bring balance back into your daily lives.