Stress Less for Success With Our 7 Daily Challengesby Tamara Selaman
Stress is primarily a physical response. When stressed, the body thinks it is under attack and switches to ‘fight or flight’ mode, releasing a complex mix of hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine to prepare the body for physical action.
In fact, stress can help you accomplish tasks more efficiently. It can even boost memory. Stress is also a vital warning system, producing the fight-or-flight response. When the brain perceives some kind of stress, it starts flooding the body with chemicals like epinephrine, norepinephrine and cortisol.
Some stress is good for you. While too little stress can lead to boredom and depression, too much can cause anxiety and poor health. The right amount of acute stress, however, tunes up the brain and improves performance and health.
Follow our 7 daily challenges and become aware of any positive changes that you experience.
Is EMF Affecting Your Health?by Tamara Selaman
What is EMF?
Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are invisible areas of energy, often referred to as radiation, that are associated with the use of electrical power and various forms of natural and man-made lighting
Most of us are used to the conveniences of modern life. But few of us are aware of the possible health risks presented by the electrical devices and gadgets that we use.
Did you know that you are exposed to these every day in your home, your workplace and even outside?
They are produced by every electrical or electronic device.
What are the Symptoms of overexposure?
Forget About Resolutions This Year, Set Intentions Instead.by Tamara Selaman
When it comes to kicking off a New Year the first thing we all do is start making resolutions.
Usually the same resolutions year after year; lose weight, stop drinking, start working out 5 x a week, save more money and come the middle of January those are all but a distant memory and that strong desire you had to make major life changes has left you.
It’s something we all go through but there is a way around it. Instead of making resolutions, set intentions instead. The theory is that resolutions, whilst they are goals, they often set us up for failure from the very start because whilst we vow to lose weight, drink less or learn a new hobby we don’t set a plan on how to achieve to it.
Want To Feel Happier And Healthier? Try Forest Bathing.by Tamara Selaman
If you’re looking for an easy way to lower stress and give your immune system a hearty boost then look no further than your local forest. Shinrin-yoku also known as forest bathing is a Japanese art of taking a solitary walk through the woods in order to bathe in the nature around you.
Shinrin-yoku translates as “taking the the forest atmosphere" or “forest bathing” and the best thing about this trend is no matter what the weather, it is still effective.
So where did the term shinrin-yoku come from?
Easy Ways To Practise Self Careby Tamara Selaman
Self-care is one of the most important things you can do, not just for yourself but for those around you. If you ever feel guilty for indulging in a spot of daily self-care then just remember that you can’t feed from an empty cup. So whilst self-care has become a bit of a buzz word within wellness circles, that doesn’t mean that it’s not important.
In fact, research has shown that by making sure that you practice an act of self-care at least once a day, you’ll find your stress levels will be lowered, your productivity will increase and you’ll feel happier and healthier.
Why do we fail at self-care?
The Importance Of Meditationby Tamara Selaman
Times are tough. We are more connected and switched on than ever and that’s having a major impact on our mental health and wellbeing. But meditation can help. Without meditation, we may find ourselves turning to alternative ways to cope with life’s stresses and strains.
Do you do any of the following?
- Ignoring problems or things going on around you?
- Procrastination and avoiding things?
- Trying to control everything?
- Quitting projects or not even getting started?
- Complaining or lashing out at others?
Why A Cold Shower Is Good For Youby Tamara Selaman
Whilst most people prefer to start or end their day with a warm shower, studies have shown time after time that taking a cold shower could be beneficial to your physical and mental health.
One study from Virginia Commonwealth University claimed that cold showers can help alleviate low mood symptoms by sending electrical nerve impulses to the brain, resulting in an uplifting effect. Whilst in the Netherlands a studyfound cold showers to increase productivity and reduced sick days.
So it’s crazy to think that just a twist of the temperature dial can have such a huge impact on your life. Here are just some reasons why taking a cold shower is good for you.
10 FREE Ways To Practice Self-Care At Homeby Tamara Selaman
It’s important that no matter what is going on in life, at work or at home, we prioritise at least a portion of our day to practice self-care. Of course, going to the spa, gym etc are great but if you’re low on funds or time then they’re not always accessible.
We’ve put together a list of 10 ways that you can practice self-care at home, for free. Please leave a message in the comments with your favourite ways to practice self-care.
Start Your Day With A Power Hour – When You’re Not A Morning Person.by Tamara Selaman
What do you do for the first hour of your day? All the experts say that to be at your most productive you need to get up and get at it at early o’clock. Well, we don’t believe that here at Breathe, after all, we all work on different levels so whilst 5.30am starts may work for some, for others it’s absolute torture.
But that doesn’t mean that you can’t get yourself a morning routine that will help us kick start the day, get plenty done and feel good at the end of it too.
The thing is, if we are honest with ourselves, most of us are stuck in the same habit when we wake in the morning. Our phones get picked up and we start scrolling, emails, social media, online banking – it’s a habit that most of us with smartphones are trapped in.
These may seem like harmless actions but by wasting this time, we are not making the most of the first hour of our day – which whatever time you wake up, could be the most powerful hour.
The 7 Habits Of Calmby Tamara Selaman
Most people just don’t feel a sense of peace, of calm, of serenity, throughout their day. And who can blame them when stress, anxiety and tiredness are just accepted to be part of modern life.
But there are some simple changes that you can make to help you feel a sense of calm which should ease those pesky stress and anxiety feelings too.
The Habits of Feeling Calm
What does Biohacking your Health mean?by Tamara Selaman
Some of us are continually searching for answers to our health. To live that thriving existence, and feel our best.
We tend to jump between practitioner to practitioner and a lot of the time this takes us backwards. The body may be in shock and overwhelm, and in need of nourishment and some consistency.
Exhausted and lacking inspiration, we are desperate for answers and don't feel heard.
If we listen to our self talk, and our mindset, this is often affecting our healing and health, and blocking the flow.
The answers are not one magic pill, one magic therapy nor one magic test.
Healing is a comprehensive approach.
Stress Less for Success With Our 7 Daily Challenges
Is EMF Affecting Your Health?
Forget About Resolutions This Year, Set Intentions Instead.
Want To Feel Happier And Healthier? Try Forest Bathing.
Easy Ways To Practise Self Care
The Importance Of Meditation
Why A Cold Shower Is Good For You
10 FREE Ways To Practice Self-Care At Home
Start Your Day With A Power Hour – When You’re Not A Morning Person.
The 7 Habits Of Calm
What does Biohacking your Health mean?