10 warning signs of stress burnout and 10 proven ways to get your life back together

A prolonged period of extreme stress can have severe detrimental effects on your health. Whilst stress can appear as a positive: driving you to achieve more, making you feel more alert and improving your memory, a scientific study by Dr Sharon Toker et al of Tel Aviv University suggests that stress burnout can be a greater heart attack risk than smoking! Here are 10 warning signs to help you...
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The Practice of Gratitude: My Top Tips to Feeling Good and Generating Great Outcomes in Your Life

The practice of gratitude is a very simple idea that involves you making the smallest change in your attitude towards everyday life, and developing a new way of looking at yourself and the world. The idea concentrates on shifting your perspective so that you focus on what you have, rather than what you don’t – it concentrates on abundance rather than what you think you lack. Gratitude in...
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How to Recover From Depression: My Story

Depression is harder than physical illness because it is not obvious to others as you’ve not got a cast on your leg or bandage round your head; therefore it can be harder for people to understand unless they’ve been through it themselves. This doesn’t mean that they don’t want to try and understand or that you shouldn’t talk to people about your current feelings. 1) Accepting your...
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How to Be Honest and Live a Fulfilling, Happy Life

Being honest and open about my past has always been a struggle. I lived a double life for a long time when I was in-between treatment and relapse. Not many people knew of the real person behind the mask. I did myself a deep injustice. I could never establish new friendships and bonds. I was guarded and it most likely showed. I could never completely relax, I felt like a fake spy pretending to be...
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Real-Life Tips on How to Beat Drug Addiction and Stay on the Road to Recovery

I’ve been clean for just under 3 years after trying to beat my addiction for 10. My recovery was far from skips and sunshine. Instead it was a mixture of crushed dreams, failure and relapse following short clean spells. Recovery was and still is a constant battle that no-one prepares you for. Relapse is not failure but an important element of your recovery. Not everybody is willing to...
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My Tips on How to Heal Resourcefully from Drug Addiction

Getting clean is by far the easy part; it’s staying clean that’s the hard one. Healing is not a miracle; it’s all about using your skills and knowledge resourcefully. A complete life-style transplant is needed to recover. We need to take care of our new life and carefully consider a plan for intervention, and to reorganise and re-evaluate our decision making and forward planning skills....
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