Not Ready for Change? - Topic Overview
Maybe you're fine with the way your life's going right now. Or maybe the timing is wrong, and you need to wait to plan for a change. Either way, there might be something here that interests you.Don't change anythingThis may not be the time to make a change in your life. Instead, maybe it can be a time to take a closer look at things. Over the next 2 weeks, write down some basic facts about a behavior you might like to change. For example, some people look at how they eat, smoke, drink, or use a drug.Which days do you usually do this behavior?On each of those days, how much do you use, eat, drink, or otherwise do this behavior?Does this behavior cost you money each day? Each week? Each month?What other costs do you notice? For example, how much does this behavior affect your ability to be a good partner, parent, friend, or employee?Check in with yourselfSome people find it helpful to think about why they do the things they do. You can think of it as a moment to check in with
Making Your Change Happen - Topic Overview
So, you're ready to make a change that matters to you. You've planned for this change. You have your larger plan and smaller steps defined. Let's get started. As you start, it may help to know that you don't have to do it all at once. Taking one step at a time helps you stay focused. It makes it easier to manage temptation, track your progress, and keep things positive and rewarding.Be ready: Triggers and cravings Cravings can be triggered by events, places, or even people. Many people find that when changing the way they eat, use tobacco, drink alcohol, or use a drug, there are a lot of triggers. You may find triggers in:Things you do often.Places where you eat, drink, or otherwise spend time with others.Times when you feel bored or stressed. Mindless times, like when you're watching TV, using a computer, or driving.Use of another substance, like alcohol or tobacco. Other people who have the same habit or behavior.To help fight physical cravings, plan ahead.If you're changing the
What Mindfulness Can Do for You
Living with a mindful purpose to your daily habits can make a big difference when you’re trying to live more healthfully.
You have just been diagnosed with an illness that will last your entire lifetime. You may have many different feelings,such as anger,resentment,or denial. These feelings are normal and expected because you are experiencing the loss of what your life was like before you were diagnosed with this disease. You can help yourself adjust by: Becoming aware of your loss. Although there are steps ...
Pharmacy and Medication Tips
WebMD offers tips for filling prescriptions and keeping medicine stored safely.
7 Ways to Beat Stress
When life’s stresses creep up on you, don’t let it get you down. We will offer simple steps to relax and get centered. Tips may include exercise and meditation, healthy good-mood foods, adjusting your sleep schedule, and more.
Setting Goals - Topic Overview
Your plan is to improve your health. Two types of goals can help you do this: long-term and short-term. Long-term goals A long-term goal is not something you can do all at once. It’s the goal that inspires you and that will show how far you've come when you complete it. It's usually a goal you hope to reach in 6 months or a year. A long-term goal could be to walk for 1 hour 3 times a week. ...
Anger, Hostility, and Violent Behavior - Home Treatment
Tips to help you control your feelings of anger or hostility.
Anger, Hostility, and Violent Behavior - Topic Overview
Anger signals your body to prepare for a fight. This reaction is commonly classified as "fight or flight." When you get angry, adrenaline and other hormones are released into the bloodstream, then your blood pressure goes up and your heart beats faster.
Anger, Hostility, and Violent Behavior - Prevention
To prevent anger and hostility: Seek nonhostile ways to resolve conflicts. Arguing is fine, even healthy, as long as it does not turn violent. Teach your children that anger is not a solution. Give your children consistent love and attention.