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Dr. Divya Nair

Psychologist, Mumbai

Dr. Divya Nair Psychologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Divya Nair is an experienced Psychologist in Matunga East, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Prafulta Psychological Services in Matunga East, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Divya Nair on Lybrate.com.

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I feel totally exhausted I have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder when I study I feel totally mentally exhausted but after taking modalert I feel mentally active and able to do the task in hand even the most boring task I can do very easily is modalert safe to take with bupropion xl 150 mg in morning.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
I feel totally exhausted I have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder when I study I feel totally mentally...
Your body is carrying about 15 Kgs extra weight. That can be a cause of lack of energy. You may be having personal / professional problems. That can also cause anxiety. Medicine is only a temporary solution. You can't be on such medicine for life. You have to find solutions to your problem and rectify it. Take professional help / counselling. Any drug can be addictive. and tomorrow when you try to get off the med.. your body will show severe reaction. So it will be good if you get help to get over this problem
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My age is 40 and my problem is that thoughts stuck in my mind. I think on past events again and again till it is confirmed that what actually happened. My doctor advised me to take paxidep 12.5 cr .Is it helpful? Even if a thought is useless it makes me think again and again, I don't know how to cure this. If there is any medicine plss recommend.

Ph.D - Ph.D in Psychology, Ph. D - Education
Psychologist, Kakinada
My age is 40 and my problem is that thoughts stuck in my mind. I think on past events again and again till it is conf...
Thinking is an inborn ability. Till your mind finds the right answer you will not be in peace. Take a paper and pencil nd write down the problem and all the aspects that is bothering you. Then try to find remedies for each cause. You will be fine.
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I am 21 year old male. Sir I can't speak sometimes. Sometimes some words not comes from my mouth. Sometimes I can't even tell my name also. But I can speak very well when I am alone. I have anxiety about speaking in front of peoples. So what should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 21 year old male. Sir I can't speak sometimes. Sometimes some words not comes from my mouth. Sometimes I can't e...
You are already crippling yourself by imagining the worst of yourself while around people. You are highly sensitive to being rejected and being criticized. You are indeed unique and there is no one who is going to be like you, ever! You have a problem of self-acceptance, and if I may venture to say may be a rejection issue. This latter may have happened due to an actual rejection which you may have experienced very early in your life. The solution to this is a matter of genuine self-acceptance or self-love. I am not talking about narcissism: this is a genuine love of yourself. It is not based on your appearance alone. You must work on developing yourself in five areas: the physical fitness, emotional fitness, intellectual fitness, social fitness and spiritual fitness. I would also suggest you attend a good personality development program, a speech training course (I suggest the Toastmasters Club), a conversation and elocution course, and to do a personal grooming course too. Education is very good to boost self-confidence, and together with that if you develop socializing skills, you will make it big. Meet with a counselor and ask to be trained in handling emotions, and that will just take you places. Read a lot and meet lots of people, even if you feel too conscious: in time you will get out of this backwardness very well. Do physical fitness exercises regularly. Ultimately, if you believe in God, you will know that you are so precious to Him that no one else’s opinion or acceptance is as important as His. Your life will change phenomenally!
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What the main cause for hatred towards female so much shy in expressing with others and not so much talking rather live in lonely.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
What the main cause for hatred towards female so much shy in expressing with others and not so much talking rather li...
Dear Lybrate user. I can understand. There are so many reasons for a female to be lonely and less talkative. There is a basic personality trait with which people tend to be lonely names introversion. Stress, anxiety, depression, mood related problems, disappointment, irritation etc can cause a person to be lonely and less talkative. We need to talk to the person and find out what causes this person lonely and less talkative. I suggest online counseling to her. Take care.
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I am suffering from mental problems and depression I feel too lonely sometimes and I sometimes lose my senses please help me to sort out my problem.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am suffering from mental problems and depression I feel too lonely sometimes and I sometimes lose my senses please ...
Lybrate-user, depressions are the impressions of our behaviour and it is part of life, but strong hearted and strong minded people come out of such problems very soon. Try to overcome the situation rather that brooding about it and if you work strongly in that direction and try to find out a solution, you will surely succeed but the real thing is to act rather than to sit idle and give it the name depression asking others for a way out whereas you yourself knows the right way.
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Not able to concentrate even while writing an exam for a continuous stretch of 3 hrs. I am writing exam for 2 hours continuously and den could not concentrate on rest 1 hour. While I need to concentrate in that hour also as I need to solve quant in that third hour. Pls help me.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Dear, You must be able to understand Concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly. Please post a private question to me and I will help you with "effective learning" techniques. Take care.
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I've had a very bad relationship with a guy and I feel lost and very depressed now. I do not feel like eating anything and I cannot focus on my studies.becozof this I'm losing weight and and I do not even have friends here for an emotional support. I'm only 17 years old. I know I was way too young for all this but I've been fooled and lied on. And I cannot even share all this stuff with my parents neither can go to a doctor so my friend suggested me to try this app. Please can someone suggest me how to get out of all this? I'm so messed up mentally and I really need some suggestions and tips.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
I've had a very bad relationship with a guy and I feel lost and very depressed now. I do not feel like eating anythin...
Dear lybrate user. Welcome to lybrate. I can understand. Loosing someone near and dear from a deep love relationship is called grief and depression related to grief is pretty normal. But this sort of depression does not stay for long. This depression gets cleared within a span of some weeks. The best option for you is to undergo counseling and depression related therapy. Take care.
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I am 40 years old My hands are shaking while writing and stress in fingers, writing is not good 2) efforts and tension to submit reports to higher officers 3) fear of misunderstanding others office staff to become good in all staff 4) after office hours I am thinking only office matters to complete early and accurately intime kindly suggest me for relief techniques.

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
I am 40 years old My hands are shaking while writing and stress in fingers, writing is not good
2) efforts and tensio...
Dear , you are having anxious avoidant personality traits. Actually it is in your personality. It is not an illness but a nature. You have become like this over a period of decades and there is little chances of change. These type of persons try to complete the given task before time, they will start much ahead of the desired time to avoid fear of incompletion. They are very good subordinates and keep their boss very happy, at the sake of own peace and leisure. You may relieve yourself a little by following ways:- 1. Let others share the burden. You should delegate the responsibility among your subordinates 2. Take help of your colleagues. Many a time when you are overburdened a little help from a colleague may ease the situation. It has to be learn to ask for help from others. 3. Consult a psychiatrist, who may assess you in details and prescribe few anxiolytic medicines for some time to reduce your anxiety level. All the best.
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How to get a healthy weight? What regular diets should I take for a good physic? And how can I make my brain good. Cause I forget the things I learn very soon.Please tell.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
How to get a healthy weight? What regular diets should I take for a good physic? And how can I make my brain good. Ca...
Dear lybrate user. Physical health and mental health are inter related. You have to remember to maintain both so as to have an overall healthy life. Physical exercise one hour daily, regular diet with good amount of vegetables, fruits and nuts, cereals and fiber rich food enhances overall health. This routine is also helpful to maintain a good mental health and brain and of course for remembering. I suggest you online educational counseling. Take care.
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Do anti depressants actually help cure depressions? I had taken them before, I saw no difference.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Do anti depressants actually help cure depressions? I had taken them before, I saw no difference.
You should then go for a review of the medication and either the doctor would have changed the medicine or dosage to effect some improvement. Additionally you must work with a counselor to develop skills and techniques to better handle the depression behaviourally. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least, 30 minutes but not in the scorching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive every day and learn to be contented with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do calisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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I have lost my memory power of the mind. I want to recover it but how can I get back my memory. So please help me to recover the memory power please.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine-------------- bacoppa monneri (wilmar schwabe india) chew 2 tab twice daily---------------- bren-up (allen) drink 2 spoon 3 times daily----------------- bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes ---------------- report after 30 days-----------------
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The patient complains of pain in whole body from many days, remains in seclusion and lost appetite. Sometimes gets too angry and have no zeal to carry out day to day house work.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
The patient complains of pain in whole body from many days, remains in seclusion and lost appetite. Sometimes gets to...
If the above complaints have been persistent for more than 6 months then this certainly suggest a serious psychiatric problem. This may be due underlying depression with associated mood fluctuations and irritability. In case of a female patient this may well be due to disturbances in hormonal levels. The patient needs a complete evaluation, investigation and appropriate management. Consult me online or a psychiatrist in your vicinity for help and treatment.
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Beat Stress With Yoga & Improve Your Libido!

BAMS
Sexologist, Nashik
Beat Stress With Yoga & Improve Your Libido!

Yoga literally means ‘union’ and it focuses on harmonizing the mind and body by tackling issues like stress. Stress has a debilitating effect on not only self image but also on a person’s libido. Thus, yoga can indirectly bring back a spark to your love life and boost your libido. Here are 6 yoga poses for better sex.

  1. The Cat stretch: This yoga asana helps strengthen Kegel muscles. Place both your knees and palms on the floor and hips directly above your knees. Inhale while raising your chin, chest and tailbone and arching your back downwards. As you do this, compress your buttocks. Hold your breath for a few second and exhale. As you exhale, arch your back upwards and relax your buttocks.
  2. The Wide legged Straddle: This exercise boosts libido by increasing blood flow to the pelvic area by stretching the inner thighs. Sit upright on the floor with your legs spread as far apart as possible and toes pointed upwards. Hold your knees. While keeping your back straight try taking your palms closer to your ankles. Stop whenever you feel your hamstrings stretch. Hold your breath and extend your chest downwards as far as possible.
  3. The Eagle: This pose enhances blood flow into the cervix. To practice this asana stand upright and bend the left knee while wrapping the calf with your right calf and foot. Lower your buttocks till you are almost in a sitting position and tuck in your tailbone. Simultaneously cross your left arm over the right at the elbow and wrap the fore arms around each other till your palms face each other. Lift your arms upwards and hold the position for as long as possible before releasing. Repeat with the other leg.
  4. The bridge: This position flexes and stretches the hips while toning the vaginal muscles to boost orgasms. Lie on your back and bring your feet 5 inches below your buttocks while bending your knees. Inhale and raise your hips upwards with your palms face down by your side. Hold for 10 seconds and lower your hips while exhaling.
  5. Bound Angle: This asana opens the hips raises the temperature of thee groin area. Begin by witting upright with your legs outstretched in front of you. Bend your knees outwards and bring your soles together so that they are facing each other. Hold your ankles and try lowering your knees to the ground as far as possible.
  6. The cobra pose: This is an energizing asana. Lie on your stomach with palms face down below your ribs. Stretch your legs out with the top of your foot pressing against the ground. Lift your chest off the floor and hold for 10 seconds before releasing. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Sexologist.
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I am suffering from depression. For the 15 year above. Please give me advise how can I complete to my health without medicines.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
I am suffering from depression. For the 15 year above. Please give me advise how can I complete to my health without ...
The word depressed is a common everyday word. People might say" i'm depressed" when in fact they mean" i'm fed up because i've had a row, or failed an exam, or lost my job" etc. These ups and downs of life are common and normal. Most people recover quite quickly. With true depression, you have a low mood and other symptoms each day for at least two weeks consult a psychiatrist and get evaluated.
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Sir mai aap sai yh janna chahta hu ki Mai dhat ki rogh si preshan hu Js ki karan mujhai hmesha Tnav and uljhan bnarhta hair and meri memory bhi phle se bhut kum hoti jarhi hai please kuch btaye

BHMS
Homeopath,
Sir  mai aap sai yh janna chahta hu ki
Mai dhat ki rogh si preshan hu
Js ki karan mujhai hmesha 
Tnav and uljhan bnar...
Dear lybrate user, continue the following medications for at least 20 days to get rid of your problem of spermatorrhoea:- 1) soak 5 grams of fennel seeds (snouff) & 5 grams of rock candy (misri) in a glass of water before going to bed daily. On waking up next morning take 4 pills from ayurvedic chandraprabha bati & swallow the pills with the snouf-misri soaked water. 2) take 30 drops of homoeopathic mother tincture ashwagandha q in a cup of water daily after lunch. 3) mix 4 pills of unani jiriyani with 1 tablespoon of unani majun arad khurma & take the mixture daily after dinner.
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I'm getting very angry all the times. Scolding husband very badly. What is the best way to be happy with family and how to stop my anger?

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Noida
You need psychological counseling and training to learn either to avoid or to control or to tolerate or to cope with the anger. You have to learn stress and anger management as well as to manage the situation smartly without hurting g anyone otherwise your social and personal relationships would be damaged.
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My child aged 16 is brilliant at studies however very inattentive and inconsistent. She has developed addiction with cell phone. If not allowed behaving aggressively. We tried to keep her pampered. occasionally it worked. We have another child aged 9.We remain conscious so that sibling rivalry does not grow. However despite our efforts the situation no improving. Kindly help.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Teenage cell phone addiction is not easy to deal with, but being a parent, you should always try your best to help kids to overcome the obsession. Here are different solutions to cell phone addiction in teenagers. First of all, a parent should become a friend to his/her teen. Be ready to talk, help and support your kid in any situation. Treat your child as you would treat an adult – a person equal to you. Show your teenage son or daughter how to be in charge of his/her behavior. At the same time, show your authority. You are the parent – so it’s you who sets the rules. Become a positive example. Use your own cell phone less and pay more attention to the members of your family. Set a limit on the money that you give out monthly for your child’s phone. Another good solution to teen cell phone addiction is setting a limit on the Internet data available. Once the allotment runs out, the Internet will be disconnected. Therefore, a teen will use cell phone less frequently and more thoughtfully. Monitor their mobile activity.
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My Friend has chest pain and shortness in breath, its first time and no one has this problem in his family. He doesn't have smoking and drinking habit s. Thank you sir.

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
My Friend has chest pain and shortness in breath, its first time and no one has this problem in his family. He doesn'...
It may be due to exposure to cold or he may be suffering from lower respiratory tract infection. Needs investigation to reach final diagnosis. Check for other symptoms if any. Meanwhile you may go for medicated oil massage followed by fomentation.
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I need some advice regarding my relationship issue. 4 years back I fell in love with a boy of my class in college. He was my labmate throughout the 4 years of engineering n we knew each other very well. When the college got over, I missed him a lot. So, I decided to tell him one day on whatsapp. He denied at first saying it's not possible. But somehow he agreed after that when I came to know the feeling was mutual. But I never felt like he was really into it. We used to just chat on whatsapp but never talked. When I asked him to call, he didn't rather went for a movie with his friends. Then, I assumed it's time pass & I broke up almost a year back. I thought I don't have to live with his public profile but his personality which I find practically very inefficient for me. I blocked him there too. I decided next time it'll be him who'll come near me. Even in college, he was very insensitive emotionally. Whenever I needed his help or support, he was never there or came forward to help. He listened more to his friends and used to do whatever they wanted. One more thing I would like to add, he's a shy personality. I have been checking his profile after break up. His dp is still the picture when we were separated. It's a bit difficult to predict what's on his mind. I do miss his a lot and cry almost everyday. It's tough to get over his thoughts. Guide me please. Should I move on or go & talk to him and make things even? if it is 1st one, tell me how? if I go for the 2nd option, i'll be jeopardizing my self-respect & i'm not sure if i'll have a secure future with him considering his careless attitude. Besides, i'll get married in 2-3 years. I'm not sure if he'll agree for that seeing his urge for getting public approval before doing anything. Help me please. I really don't know what to do.?

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Go ahead in life and forget the past. Already you have seen and experienced. Find someone else. World is full of good humans. You will find a caring man someday. You will forget this pain of losing him. Time is the biggest healer. Till the time, get yourself engaged in some other things. All the best.
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I'm having anxiety what pills should I take to reduce it because of it I can't concentrate on my work. Pls help ASAP.

M.Sc - Applied Psychology, MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy, PG diploma in child guidance and family therapy
Psychologist, Delhi
I'm having anxiety what pills should I take to reduce it
because of it I can't concentrate on my work. Pls help ASAP.
Hello dear. First of all instead of pills go for some therapies r meditation. Anxiety Buster #1: Start Deep-Breathing If you're not focused on how to calm your body through slow, intentional belly-breathing, you're missing out. Belly-breathing is free, location independent, and easy to implement. 1. Sit with your eyes closed and turn your attention to your breathing. Breathe naturally, preferably through the nostrils, without attempting to control your breath. 2. Be aware of the sensation of the breath as it enters and leaves the nostrils. Place one hand on your belly, and the other on your chest. Take a deep breath for a count of four. Hold your breath for a count of three. Exhale for a count of four. The hand on your belly should go in as you inhale, and move out as you exhale. 3. Concentrate on your breath and forget everything else. Your mind will be very busy, and you may even feel that the meditation is making your mind busier, but the reality is you're just becoming more aware of how busy your mind is. 4. Resist the temptation to follow the different thoughts as they arise, and focus on the sensation of the breath. If you discover that your mind has wandered and is following your thoughts, immediately return it to the breath. 5. Repeat this as many times as necessary until your mind settles on the breath. Don't wait to begin belly-breathing. The sooner you make this a daily habit, the quicker you'll feel relaxed. When you implement belly-breathing, you start the day in a here-and-now state. Better yet, you're not wasting time worrying about the future, or reliving the past. Anxiety Buster #2: Meditate instead of Medicate Calm is an inside job. Give yourself the gift of serenity and start the day with ten minutes of solitude and positive energy. Think calm, measured and open-minded, and your daily activities will correspond. Anxiety Buster #3: Practice Self-Care Get a massage, a mani-pedi, or a haircut. Nothing says polished and well-maintained like a sexy, healthy glow. If money is tight, look for a discount salon or a training school which offers quality services for people on a budget. So they don't serve peppermint tea on a silver tray -- close your eyes and imagine that five-star service while you take in the pampering you deserve. Anxiety Buster #4: Eliminate Soda That morning jolt of joe can jumpstart your day and provide warmth and comfort, but anything with high fructose corn syrup and 177 other ingredients will not. If you're accustomed to that 3: 00 p.m. Dr. Pepper, switch it out for a soothing green tea. Not only does the caffeine jack up your central nervous system, soda depletes vitamins and minerals from your diet and wreaks havoc on your smile. Teeth become susceptible to cavities when the acid level of your saliva falls below a certain point. If you drink soda all day, the outer layers of your teeth begin to lose minerals and cavities form. Many dental plans do not cover root canals + you'll end with a huge bill. Speaking of which: Anxiety Buster #5: Trim the Fat from Your Budget Financial stress is a common reason people contact me for psychotherapy. Debt will keep you up at night and contribute to feelings of low self-worth and hopelessness. Take charge of your finances and stop spending on non-essentials. Track your daily expenses for a week or two and decide where you can cut back. Notice the items you accumulate mindlessly. Possible eliminators: Switch out your cable TV for Netflix Contact your car insurance carrier, your mobile device company, or your credit card company and ask if they'll reduce your bill Cancel your newspaper delivery during the week and opt for the Sunday paper, or an online service, instead Anxiety Buster #6: Get Rid of the Clutter Do you ever wonder how much time is lost when you can't find your car keys, or that package of Epson 400 color ink? Chances are you've got too much stuff clogging up your living space. Try this quick organization hack: 1. Choose a drawer, cabinet or closet 2. Categorize the stuff you don't use 3. Make three piles for a) Items to throw away, b) Items to donate, and c) Items to sell Hold a yard sale and use the money to. Anxiety Buster #7: Plan a Day Trip When you spend time in nature, you give your mind and body a much needed break from the hustle and bustle which causes you to Google things like "How to get rid of anxiety" in the first place. Chances are no matter where you live, there's a serene, interesting and charming place within a couple hours. Anxiety Buster #8: Go to Bed Early This may sound impossible if you're accustomed to staying up late to catch up on the To-Do list. But this one's a MUST. Sleep deprivation is a huge anxiety culprit. Inadequate shuteye can amplify the brain's anticipatory reactions, upping overall anxiety levels, according to research. "We all have anticipatory anxiety, explains researcher Fugen Neziroglu. "Having moderate levels of anxiety about doing well is important. But it can be destructive when it begins to interfere with your life. It's impossible to have healthy emotional functioning without adequate sleep. Don't burn the midnight oil in hopes of catching up on the weekends. Unused sleep minutes don't roll over. Anxiety Buster #9 Wake up 15 Minutes Early Like most anxious people, you're probably rushing around in the morning and yelling at everyone in your wake, "Hurry up! We're going to be late! Go slowly, and set yourself up for a relaxed day ahead. If you start to worry about the To-Do list, take a deep breath and think, There is enough time. Anxiety Buster #10: Get Your Lavender On! Lavender oil has many healing properties and can be used as a natural remedy to reduce anxiety and other nervous conditions. There are many ways to incorporate lavender into your calm tool kit: 1. Add essential lavender oil to your bath water for a calming bath. Use water infused with lavender leaves to soothe painful joints and muscles. 2. Fall asleep quicker when you add a few drops to a tissue and place under your pillow. 3. Use lavender in an oil diffuser to help with insomnia. The sweet woody smell of the lavender oil helps you to fall asleep and stay asleep. 4. For headaches, apply lavender oil to a cotton ball or your fingertips and massage slowly into your temples. The smell will relax you as the oil eases your headache. 5. Lavender is used in aromatherapy massage as a muscle relaxant. Massage the oil into the skin and unknot the muscles of the back and reduce spasms. 6. Lavender can be used as an expectorant. It breaks up the mucous from nasal and chest congestion that accompanies a cold. 7. Inhale lavender oil to help with pain management, especially after a workout, a therapy session, or surgery. Anxiety Buster #11: Reduce Caffeine, Sugar and Processed Foods From Your Diet Caffeine can cause heart palpitations if you ingest too much. Caffeine also can trigger panic or anxiety attacks, especially if you have an anxiety disorder. Hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, can also cause palpitations. Sugar acts as an adrenal stimulant and can cause anxiety or even panic attacks. Other offensive foods include those containing refined flour products, and even wheat since this causes inflammation. Besides caffeine, and sugar, food allergies are a big contributing factor in your overactive central nervous system. Do this step along with #12. Anxiety Buster #12: Go Green! Diet affects anxiety. A morning glass of green juice can get you on the right side of calm. For a different and delicious way to get your daily vegetables try this recipe: Combine one banana or green apple, a bunch of kale, sliced ginger, one lime, cucumber slices, a few ice cubes, and a cup of water to a blender or juicer. For added protein, add an egg, yogurt, nuts, or protein powder.
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