Making a Change That Matters - Topic Overview
Almost everyone wants to change or improve some part of his or her life. For some people, it's eating better or getting more exercise. For others, it might be quitting smoking or drinking less. But whatever the change, you have to be ready to make it. And the reality is that only you know when you're ready for a change. No matter where you are—whether you're ready to change today or are thinking that nothing has to change—you've come to the right place. Which of these sounds most like you?Not Ready for Change?: My life's too crazy to deal with anything new right now, and I'm fine. I don't think my behavior is that big of a problem. Thinking About a Change?: Life could be better. I don't know how much I can do right now, but I think something needs to change.Planning for a Change That Matters: I know what hasn't worked before. I need to think this through. Making Your Change Happen: I want to do this right. I have a plan. Keeping Change Going—Your New Normal: I'm glad I made the
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
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 - 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.
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.