When you notice early anxiety cues, using a relaxation technique can prevent anxiety symptoms from spiraling. Visual imagery can be an effective relaxation technique.
The subject of today’s Monday Dose of Mindfulness post is a mindfulness exercise for shifting attention to each of the five senses. This exercise is a way to ground you in the present moment by shifting attention to both internal and external stimuli.
Adult coloring books have become increasingly popular in the past few years. This trend seems to reflect something that mental health professionals have known for years, that coloring can provide a number of mental health benefits to individuals of all ages.
Many people have gotten into the habit of eating while doing other activities, such as watching television or working. Even when not multi-tasking, our thoughts may carry our attention away from the act of eating. These distractions prevent us from experiencing as much satisfaction from the food that we eat and frequently lead to overeating.