The Quest to Help Others

About Me

I grew up in the southern United States. My family regularly prepared unhealthy fried foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Sadly, I was severely obese by the time I reached my teenage years. I lost weight during my high school years from exercising compulsively. However, I still consumed unhealthy foods. Thankfully, after I became an adult and moved out of my family’s home, I began to eat better foods. Now, I enjoy eating servings of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy products every day. I am at a healthy weight. I also want to help those who are struggling with their weight transform their lives through eating healthy. I plan to accomplish this task by writing a self-help book. On this blog, you will discover how to help others by writing down your experiences in a self-help book.

Five Tips For Managing Workplace Stress

Going into a difficult workplace every day is never fun. Luckily, you can always to try new stress management strategies in the workplace. Try infusing your day with some of these activities to lower your stress levels.  Structure Your Day Workplace stress can be caused by mismanaging your time or feeling overwhelmed by how much you have to accomplish. When you first arrive at the office, conquer that initial rush of stress by writing down all of your tasks for the day. Do a triage by quickly accomplishing those small, nagging tasks that would otherwise hang over your head. Then, jump right into your most important task for the day. Using this strategy, you can minimize the appearance of a never-ending task list and start your morning off with less stress.  Create Affirmations Going mindlessly through your day is a poor way to manage stress. Instead, take times throughout the day to remind yourself of the good things about your job. For instance, you could write down positive thoughts about your position. When you feel overwhelmed, take time to read what you’ve written and remind yourself that it will be okay.  Strengthen Your Relationships If you have a coworker who creates a lot of stress for you, it can be tempting to avoid the person at all costs. Instead, try to build a better relationship with them by learning more about them or offering to take something off of their plate. The stress caused by conflicts can often be reduced once you come to understand the coworker and avoid seeing them as the enemy.  Give Yourself a Massage A...

Is It Possible To Be Spiritual Without Being Religious?

Many people think that being spiritual and being religious are the same thing. However, they really aren’t. While they can be related, for example, you can be spiritual and religious, you don’t have to go to church or follow any religion to be a spiritual person.  What Is Spirituality? Spirituality doesn’t necessarily mean a belief in a higher being any more than it means being religious. Being spiritual is more about being mindful and trying to seek the best you that you can. Spirituality also includes things like paying attention to the world and finding the joyful and magical within all the normal things, whatever they may be. A person who is spiritual is also often a path of transformation. That transformation can be personal, as in trying to find themselves, or it can be on a larger scale, like trying to help change society to become better.  How Is Spirituality Different From Religiosity? The biggest difference is the difference between the two of them are the way in which they are framed. Atheists can be spiritual if they are working on being mindful and trying to transform their lives into something better. Religiosity is framed within a particular religious tradition. That generally includes going to church or other worship services. In that case, spirituality is a subset of religiosity and is found by following the tenets of that particular religion. That can include reading holy books, studying the religion, and visiting holy sites.  How Can Spiritual Growth Be Accomplished? There are many things that a person can do to gain their non-religious spiritual growth. Some of them actually borrow somewhat...

Choose An Alcohol Treatment Center With A Structured Exercise Program

As you begin to consider inpatient alcohol treatment centers, look for those that include exercise as part of the initial recovery plan. As you become accustomed to participating in a structured daily exercise program, you reap benefits that are helpful not only for enhancing health but also for preventing relapse. Benefits of Exercise for Recovery Adding Structure to Your Days During inpatient rehab, your days have a schedule that helps keep your mind off alcohol and gives you ideas for creating that structure when you’re back home. You’ll need activities to fill time you used to spend at bars or drinking in front of the TV set.  Participating in your own daily exercise program can provide a rewarding replacement for drinking. Instead of leaving work and heading to the local watering hole, you might: go to a fitness center take an hour-long walk or hike ride your bike take a class in an activity such as yoga or martial arts participate in a league or intramural sport You may need to be cautious about league and intramural sports since teams often go out socializing after games, and that socializing may revolve around taverns. Look for recreational groups that have a focus on staying clean and sober. Enjoying Better Sleep If you’re accustomed to alcohol sedation inducing sleep, you might have trouble sleeping for a while. Daily exercise can tire out your body enough so that you sleep better than you ever did while drinking. The sedating effects of alcohol do help people fall asleep, but waking up during the night is common with excessive drinking.  Having Another Reason to...