We are often told of the absolute importance of putting ourselves first. Valuing ourselves. Loving ourselves 'take time out for yourself' we are told'make time for me time. But how is it to be done? what are we supposed to do in the'me time?
'me time' can be as unique as each of us. It can be done in many many different ways. It's all about experimenting and discovering what works for you.
Mindless me times which are best avoided:
Often we spend our'me time' endlessly browsing through social media, playing games on our mobile, binge eating, binge watching the tv. Such activities (those that may be prefixed by'endlessly' or'binge') may on occasion, actually leave us feeling low, disconnected and listless and therefore these qualify as'not so healthy me times' and are best kept to'only very occasionally.
Stress buster, mindless me times:
At other times our'me time' may include reading a book, watching a favourite tv serial, taking a walk, listening to music, dancing with gay abandon, eating an indulgent snack. I like to call these'mindless me times. These are great and extremely effective for de-stressing, taking a break and rejuvenating our energies. I recommend treating yourself to at least one'mindless me time' each day.
'mindful me times, an absolute must:
These are the'me times' when you choose to consciously and deliberately spend time with yourself. You look inwards, introspect, get to know yourself, understand yourself, forgive yourself, reassure yourself, applaud yourself, sympathise with yourself, appreciate yourself, encourage yourself. Basically, you give yourself whatever it is that you need from a true friend, at this moment in life.
Mindful me time essentials:
*alone, no disturbances no distractions, just you and your thoughts.
*in calm comfortable secure surroundings (whether simply at home or at an exotic holiday destination. That's your pick)
*celebrate yourself, by reminiscing,
-things about you that you are proud of,
-the obstacles you may have overcome,
-your achievements big and small,
-the joys of your life
-the sorrows that that are now past tense.
*forgive yourself for your follies.
*applaud yourself for your patience, courage. Whatever it is that defines you.
*get in touch with the real you. The imperfectly unique and beautiful you.
*understand yourself, appreciate yourself, accept yourself as you are. All of it - the good the bad the ugly.
Be patient, be persistent. Once you get to know you, you'll most definitely start enjoying your own company. Because no one can truly understand, appreciate and value you, the way you can.
If you haven't done it so far, make a beginning today, at experimenting with'mindful me times. Even undergoing counseling sessions, focussed on discovering, understanding and accepting yourself qualify as'mindful me times.
These are the ultimate self-care routine, and are an absolute'must' for maintaining good mental health and hygiene.
Social distancing is the key when you live with the virus. Reverse quarantine children and old age. Practice social distancing. Use online consultations.
The main remedies to help prevent or mitigate the onset of COVID 19:
• ars album - it can support the immune system, and help minimise our anxieties and fears around the coronavirus, such as worries about family, friends and others, about getting the virus, about jobs and finances, which may make us restless, insecure and interfere with sleep.
• if there are few or no indications for arsenicum, we would favour bryonia as a preventative as it may be the most likely remedy for the first stage of the virus with symptoms such as a thickly coated, white tongue, a headache, which may be bursting and behind the eyes, hoarseness and raised temperature. An unproductive hoarse or hacking cough develops with chills and sweating along with pain in the muscles, fatigue and irritability if disturbed, with worries about business.
At the very first sign of infection:
• even if you do not know that you have COVID, but you start with a snuffle or sore throat you can take acon.
Acon has the reputation of aborting a cold or other virus, if taken early enough.
• otherwise bryonia is the most likely remedy to be indicated if you develop the virus and may follow on from aconite
• a key symptom of COVID 19 is shortness of breath carbo veg, anti tart, are brilliant remedies to ease that shortness of breath
You can consult me before taking above homoeopathic medicines.
In psychology and sociology, mass hysteria also known as collective hysteria, group foreboding, or collective obsessional behavior is a phenomenon that transmits collective illusions of threats, whether real or imaginary, causing rumors and fear (memory acknowledgment) in society. The medical term illustrates the spontaneous manifestation (production in chemicals in the body) of the similar hysterical physical symptoms by more than one person. A common kind of mass hysteria occurs each and every time a group of men or women believes or imagine that they may be suffering from a similar disease, condition, disorder or health problem. Mass psychogenic illness or epidemic hysteria affects groups of persons, indicated by excitement, stress, panic, anxiousness, irrational behavior, values philosophy morals, or inexplicable indications of illness.
Several reasons for mass mania or mass delusions:
Forty-five-year-old kamlesh, who lives in delhi-ncr in gurgaon, became a victim of mass hysteria. Her brother, who stays in rewari where similar cases had taken place, had discussed this with her.
Several cases of mysterious braid chopping have been reported recently in from rewari, mahendergarh and mewat. It became an “epidemic” which was caused by mass foreboding. The far-flung parts of the location metropolis and surrounding areas were affected.
Some bizarre instances in india, which till date remain unexplained:
Such incidents happen in india often, such as the black monkey, the statue of lord ganesh drinking milk in uttar pradesh, sweet water in mumbai and vampire sucking blood in tamil nadu. People in india easily affected because they were shown fear of superstition from childhood with statements like – if you did not do this work then god would be angry, feeding will make god happy. Never worrying about the fear of the people, there is no awareness among the people in this area.
Another example in which god krishna cursed a person named ashwathama in mahabharata. Even after 5000 years people have claimed that they have seen ashwathama, and anyone who looks at him, either goes crazy or paralyzed. Thus there is a fear of ashwathama in the entire village.
Similarly, there is story of the fort bhangarh. After 5 o’clock, there is no one is permitted to stay there, as the ghost comes after 5 o’clock. Therefore, there is reason to close because of fear, but some of my friends have claimed that they stopped and nothing else appeared.
The problem of braid cutting in the cities of uttar pradesh, haryana, delhi, gurgaon has been reported in signioficant number, but are mostly from the illiterate areas. No such case are reported from educated society of delhi or uttar pradesh. The braid cutting phenomena is a superstition, which spreads like an epidemic.
All this happens because of superstition and illiteracy. People easily believe because they do not have the ability to think, understand and rationalize. As there was an incident of appearing the black monkey in delhi, that incident also happened in the village, the person who was nervous, had trouble in the village, the incident of sweet water in mumbai was also in the village.
The only remedy is to improve education standards and making people aware of the facts.
World Mental Health Day (10 October) is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. Being away or oblivious to social media is synonymous to not following the herd. Social media probably is no more the latest fad; it is the given code to take a deeper look into the present age. The rewarding fact about social networking sites is their ability to transport us to people and places millions of miles away from us. This epoch dictates of overproduction and maximum utilization of labor and snatches away the boon of communication.
Below mentioned points showcase how social media addiction negatively affects our mental health:
In order to know the benefits of abhangya, it is important to understand what exactly abhangya is. We do, at times, massage ourselves unconsciously. However, the practice of massaging oneself from head to toe with nice and warm oil lovingly is known as abhangya. According to Ayurveda, like being loved by another person, abhangya too provides individuals with a deep sense of stability. Ayurveda states that daily practice of abhangya helps in restoring the balance between the three doshas of our body - the pitta dosha, kapha dosha and vata dosha.
Ayurveda states that the individuals who practice this self massage technique regularly become vey less affected and even less subjected to accidental injuries. These individuals also tend to become charming and very less affected by age. Now that we have discussed a bit of what abhangya is, here is a list of the benefits that come with it.
We have discussed how this practice benefits us, but here are some of the situations when we aren’t supposed to perform abhangya.
World Mental Health Day is celebrated on 10 October. It is an international day for global mental health education. Living with anxiety on a daily basis can be really stressful. And while you are dealing with anxiety, it is very important not to sway away with the symptoms and commit yourself to a treatment. For the instant release of anxiety, you really don't need to go for a vacation or to the spa or a weekend retreat. It is easy to beat anxiety within 5-15 minutes, just being where you are.
So don't think and instantly reduce your anxiety to give yourself a wonderful day. Here are 5 ways to reduce your anxiety immediately:
There are strategies that you can try to help you keep anxious thoughts away.
1. Question yourself when you experience anxiety. A long checklist helps you make your thoughts more realistic.
2. Give affirmations to yourself that everything is okay, you will get over the situation. Usually, affirmations are made to comfort one.
3. Know the physical symptoms as many times as physical sensations like in the case of a panic attack tend to trigger anxiety and stress. When you get used to the symptoms, the mind does not send signals for anxiety to the brain. Create exercise to habituate yourself to a panic attack. There is no cure for anxiety but the fastest way to get your anxiety under control is to simply manage it.
Sexual interaction is not only about physical intimacy but has a lot to do with your mental and emotional state. Being in a perfect physical, mental and emotional state of mind enhances the sexual performance by several folds. Unfortunately, for some couples, sex can be a nightmare, leaving them depressed and stressed out. Some individuals get cold feet at the mere thought of sex, a condition known as sexual anxiety or sexual performance anxiety.
There can be many factors that contribute towards sexual anxiety in both males and females. While stress (physical and mental) is believed to be a leading trigger, the problem can also be an outcome of a strained relationship or not being happy about one's own body. At times, sexual anxiety can also surface when an individual tries too hard to satisfy their partner in bed.
How Unani can help in overcoming sexual anxiety?
Sexual anxiety may not be a small problem as it often appears to be. Unattended for long, sexual anxiety can trigger erectile dysfunction and ejaculation problems (such as premature ejaculation, having difficulties in getting an erection) in males. Females too might find it difficult to get an orgasm. The Unani treatment, believed to have its origin in Greece (introduced in India by Persians and Arabs), never fails to enthral us with its unique treatment.
Also known as Greco-Arabs medicine or Oriental medicine, Unani believes that a diseased condition is a natural body process while the associated symptoms are nothing but the body's reaction to the disease. According to Unani, there are four vital senses of humour in the body - Phlegm (Balgham), Blood (Dum), Yellow bile (Safra) and Black bile (Sauda). These humour are responsible for keeping the body well nourished so as to ensure optimum activities of the vital body organs.
Before treating the patient, the physician (Hakim) will carefully study the pulse of the patient to understand the functioning of the humour and also to identify the humour that is dominant over the others. Depending on the severity of sexual anxiety, the physician may recommend