Are you more tired & irritated past couple of weeks?

I have heard a lot of people over the past two weeks complaining of feeling low in energy and more irritable. I felt that way too. Did you? The disaster in Japan is not too far away from us. Though we are not directly affected, we see it vividly on our TVs. This erodes our send of safety and also stirs up several strong emotions and pain for those affected.

It is important to recognize that we are all connected; you are one in this gigantic network of being. We all get affected by what happens everywhere else. This would be a time to pay more attention to your well-being. Please take extra time to rest and nourish yourself. This is the time to lighten your schedule, delegate and deltay what is not essential and urgent. Take time to notice your feelings and thoughts, and to shift your mindset into a positive frame. We feel better by doing something for those affected. Don’t discount the power of sending your positive thoughts and energy to give strength to those affected.

I really like Dr. Reznick’s article on tips to help children through this difficult time. You can access it by clicking on the following link: Catastrophe in Japan: Helping Your Child Comprehend and Cope

While it is very important for parents to support their children, it is also of utmost importance that you take care of yourselves. Remember the instructions from the airline crew: “When the pressure drops in the airplane, put the oxygen mask on you first before trying to help the person next to you.” The same advice holds good in this situation also.

Parents, please make sure you take care of yourselves while you are watching your young ones.

Remember to click on the Stress Relief Tools tab to access more ways to release your stress. Stay well.

About hyma

My goal is to help you live better & love better! Dr. Hyma has been working as a clinical psychologist since 1992, for over 19 years in USA. Prior to that she has worked in India and West Indies. She also does spiritual life coaching. She has trained in psychotherapeutic modalities such as Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Guided Imagery, Hypnosis etc. She has helped patients with depression, anxiety, panic disorders, phobias and trauma; children with ADHD and other behavioral difficulties. Her primary interests are now in stress management, mindfulness practice, mind-body medicine, and energy psychology. She conducts online and in-person seminars and retreats to groups of individuals to learn these skills to master their life situations. Her CDs to help with relaxation, sleep and stress management have been very popular and helpful. She makes customized CDs for clients dealing with various emotional issues.
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