by Catherine Pratt
Your body confidence (self image as well as mental confidence) can be affected by how you’re feeling health wise.
It's pretty hard to feel upbeat and positive if you feel tired all the time and struggle to make it through the day, isn't it?
It also makes it tough to accomplish things and then you can end up feeling like a failure because you're not able to fulfill the goals you’ve set for yourself. Dr. Lawrence Wilson in his book, Sauna Therapy for Detoxification and Healing, also says, "Some fears and other negative attitudes and behaviors are in fact compensations for ill health or low energy. As health improves, these are no longer needed and may disappear suddenly. A surprising shift may occur, often accompanied by an insight about oneself or about the world." What a great added benefit just for getting yourself healthy again.
Sometimes, all it takes is making a few simple changes and you get completely different results. For example, instead of feeling tired all the time, you suddenly have the energy to do the things you want.
That's what the articles on this page are all about, making healthy choices to dramatically improve your self confidence.
The web site, No More Panic, was recommended to me from a friend who has dealt with panic attacks most of her life. She found it to be a great help in realizing you're not going crazy and there are things you can do. This site has good suggestions on how to manage panic and anxiety attacks while they're happening and even some suggestions on how to reduce the number of attacks you may have. It gives you that extra bit of confidence to just know that you can handle them when they happen.
I've personally found that chocolate, even cocoa, and too much sugar causes me to have anxiety attacks. So, you may also want to determine if you have a strange reaction like that also going on.
Additional Resources for Stress Relief
This is a link to the Psychic Junkie web site and on this page it tells you how to calm yourself down and get into the alpha state of mind. There's also an MP3 file you can download for free which is quite relaxing to hear.