Your media use can have a significant effect on your emotional health. Lately, it's been making me feel a little tweaked. So I did a mindfulness experiment and found a way to use it to boost my mood. I hope this helps you cope with media overload!
With a fully-stocked pantry, free food delivery, and nowhere to go, the corona-crisis is a setup for emotional eating. So I wanted to offer a tip for managing food cravings while social distancing.
Ever notice that emotional eating urges are worse in certain circumstances? For example, when your child leaves half a syrup-drizzled waffle on their plate, when you sit in front of the TV, or when you're the last one awake in the house? These situations stimulate the impulse to eat, even when you're not hungry.
The corona-crisis is a source of adversity that challenges each of us on many levels. As you cope with uncertainty, instability, and fear, it is important to remember that good things usually happen right alongside bad things.
A rose is a perfect symbol of the duel nature of adversity. Sharp thorns that can cause hurt and buds that foreshadow future growth usually accompany a beautiful rose. When bad things (thorns) happen, good things (roses) and growth potentials (buds) usually accompany it. When life is thorny, roses and buds are not always easily apparent. But when you look a little closer, you will usually find them. And if you can’t find them in the midst of adversity, they will appear soon.
Hi. I’m Alison Ross, founder of Non-Dieting Health in Agoura Hills, California. I’m a licensed psychotherapist and neurofeedback practitioner specializing in eating and body image. My favorite things are my family, my dogs, yoga and working with my clients.