COLDS If you feel the slightest sore throat, take any cough medicine from your shelf two dessert spoons diluted into hot water and drink. You’ll be amazed at how quickly this works!
CONGESTION If you’re prone to congestion in your lungs take turmeric tablets daily.
SUPPLEMENTS Up your Vitamin C preferably naturally … I take 1000mgrms several times a week.
PROTECTING LUNGS If you have any lung condition or weakness KEEP YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE COVERED! This is so important, cold, damp, windy air can inflame your bronchiole and alviolie – this will make you think you have a cold (it can feel like it but often isn’t!). This coupled with FEAR thoughts will drive you into a state of angst!
STAY ACTIVE Take your arms up over your head – sideways up and down, forwards up and down. Punch the air with hands in fists moving arms in as many directions as possible. Pretend you are a boxer, move your feet around too if possible.
CLEANLINESS Do I really need to say wash your hands? Wash Your Hands! A lot!
PERSONAL GROOMING Stay well groomed. Don’t let your personal hygiene go, it’s easy to skip a bath or shower – don’t! Keep your hair washed too.
Have you tried to change something about yourself only to find yourself back to where you were?
Maybe you got to your ideal weight, or you finally gave up smoking, only to relapse months down the line.
Perhaps, you thought you’d turned a corner by escaping a bad relationship or jettisoning a toxic friendship… only to find yourself slipping back into the same familiar patterns with someone new.
That’s what the latest Stresshacker Podcast episode is about.
Stresshacker Podcast Ep 6: Working with Parts of Yourself
Those of you who have been to one of my sessions will be very familiar with my sets of Russian dolls. I love to use them to explain how many of us get stuck with beliefs or emotions from our childhood, our teens or any other time in our lives.
I talk a little about the Russian dolls in this episode, and also show you a way that you can explore how parts of yourself may be limiting you from being your whole authentic self.
Listen now to find out how you can escape from old programming that is holding you back.
(and please do share this with anyone you think might benefit).
We’ve reached episode 5 of The Stresshacker Podcast! I’ve been so blown away by the response to my adventures into podcasting. It’s a new experience for me and I’m learning as I go. I’m looking forward to making more and I hope you’ll join me on the ride! If you’ve enjoyed these recent episodes, please do like them on iTunes and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
In this latest episode I address anxieties around career change. I offer some simple exercises to gently guide you toward a new career – and to even find your vocation.
Over the years I’ve seen many clients whose anxiety has been generated by the need to make a career change and yet deep down they feel afraid to leave the security of what they know. For many people the thought of change makes them feel afraid and anxious. But with a little daydreaming, planning and even saving for a while, it is possible to prepare your escape route and move in a different direction of work that will bring you more happiness.
Listen here to Episode Five of the Stresshacker Podcast to find out how!
Thanks so much for all your kind words and feedback. Do get in touch if you have any thoughts on future episodes – or to let me know if you’ve found any of the episodes particularly helpful!
So many people I see in my practice are lacking energy; they feel tired, anxious and lethargic especially during wintertime. Never before have so many people and, dare I say, particularly women, been so exhausted and frazzled!
That’s the subject for my latest podcast.
Episode 4 of The Stresshacker Podcast offers some valuable ways to re-connect with yourself and others.
I talk about how you can bring much needed balance back into your life and, in the process, counter some of the struggles that we face – such as depression, anxiety and exhaustion.
The pressure is constantly on and our lives are more demanding than they have ever been.
Think about it, are you constantly doing?
In the absence of a nice smattering of being (or certainly doing much less), there’s an imbalance. The more doing we do the more that imbalance will show up in our everyday lives.
Listen to this episode for ways you can regain your sense of balance.
I’ve been so blown away by the response to my adventures into podcasting. It’s a new experience for me and I’m learning as I go.
If you’ve enjoyed these recent episodes, please do like them on iTunes and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. It really does make a difference to how many people find the podcast!
As a special thank you for those who listen to the end, I’d like to offer you half price access to my Wellbeing In A Week short course. Listen to the podcast to find out how to claim it!
I’ll be back soon to bring more peace into your life.
It’s Stoptober when could there be a better time to Stop Smoking!
What do you shut up and light up and put up with…?
With the average packet of cigarettes costing around between £10 to £12, who can even afford to smoke these days?
I used to be a nicotine addict. I know what it’s like to have your every waking thought be about how soon you could have your next cigarette.
Worse still I did not fall into the category of a ‘habit’ smoker. You know, that annoying person who can have one or two socially and then not smoke again. No, not me I was a slave to it. It dominated every part of my life and my constant thoughts were about the addiction and also how to stop smoking. It had such a terrible grip on me.
Because I’m somewhat of a control freak (towards myself not others) I couldn’t bear the idea that a piece of paper with some leaves in it, had control over me. Determined to stop smoking I used everything I knew and I finally did it. I stopped. Moreover I have since helped hundreds of people to break the habit and deal with the underlying causes.
Are you serious about wanting to stop smoking?
you can do it and I’m here to tell you that
IT’S EASIER THAN YOU THINK!
As you will see here, smokers are either habit or compulsive. If you fall into the ‘habit’ category and would like to stop smoking try this approach.
Set a date to stop, say a month from now.
Between now and then keep changing your brand of cigarettes to confuse the habit.
Tell your friends that you are going to stop smoking (this way you become accountable).
Leading up to your stop smoking date, avoid the ‘ritual’ cigarette. Thats the one you always have on your break or after dinner.
Stop smoking in your usual places. In other words change the routine.
Place your cigarettes out of reach so that each time you have one it is a ‘conscious’ action.
Negotiate the odd fag! Ask yourself do I really need it? Drink a full glass of water and if you still want it have it.
When you choose to have a cigarette or vape do it with full consciousness. I.E. don’t don’t do anything else just smoke it mindfully.
Preparation: The day before your stop smoking day, get rid of all of the paraphernalia, ashtrays, lighters etc. Bin them!
Make sure you’ve downloaded Stop Smoking Now from the shop at thestresshacker.com
Compulsive smokers will need to explore the underlying emotions that drive them to smoke. That’s likely to be FAGS, Fear, Anger, Guilt, Shame or all of them.
If all traces of nicotine have left the body after 36 hours (faster if you go for regular steam baths) then you would think the addiction is no longer there wouldn’t you? So what are you left with? Thoughts and feelings. Even the weakest willed person can change their thoughts… you think about a cigarette – change the thought, you could recite the words of a song for example. Feelings they can be less easy to change and they will need understanding, exploring and changing.
That’s easy, just book a session with me! Go to Work With Sue at thestresshacker.com. Seriously I promise you you will feel so much happier when you reclaim your power back and stop smoking. There’s loads of free help too from the NHS here. So save your money and your health and break up with these bad boys now!
Let me know how you get on and if you have questions join me on the stresshacker’s facebook page and we can talk about it there or leave your comments below.
I’m also excited to share that I have a new Wellbeing online workshop coming up very soon so keep your eyes peeled as it also has some special offers in it.