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Have a problem solving conversation instead of an argument.

When we are faced a problem in life, it can be hard to know what to do.  However, when we are faced a family member or friend with a problem, it can feel impossible to sort out. 

Quit drugs successfully.

Drugs evoke many emotions in many people and terms such as addiction, withdrawal, and prescription don't help matters. 

10 things you can do today to have a better day.

Sometimes we live our lives on autopilot and live the same way everyday.  However, doing something different can help.

Food for thought?

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It's important to find sometime in your day to relax and take a load off.

The 'One' technique

Yes, it really is this simple!

Its worthwhile to remind yourself that no matter what's going on in life, there's always a point where things can start again.

The ‘One’ approach was developed many years ago by Stanford University as a tool to help achieve a relaxed state.  Aim to do it once per day for at least 10 mins and work up to doing it for 20mins. 

Like anything, this is something that takes time to learn to do well.  When you have finished doing it, give yourself a few minutes before going back to whatever you were doing before.

It is based on the principle that your brain likes to multi-task by thinking lots of things at the same time.  However, your brain can only really think about one thing at a time.  So what we experience instead is a constant flow of cognitive traffic, with thoughts competing to be in the lead.  This can often be stressful. 


Thankfully, because your brain can only think one thought at a time, repeating the word 'one' prevents all of those other thoughts from jumping about in your mind. 


You could replace the word 'one' with any other word but why change it if it ain't broke.  So follow the simple guidance below and give your brain a rest.


Get yourself somewhere quiet and sit comfortably


Breath in and out normally


Don’t try to stop thinking – if you have any thoughts, let them come and go without giving them any attention.


Say ‘one’ when you breath out

Repeat for 10 minutes

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