Busy is the New Black

Busy is the New Black

ife is so busy these days, with many of us juggling jobs, childcare, relationships and caring for ageing parents amongst other things. This can lead to us feeling worn out and overwhelmed. Sometimes it feels like being busy is the new black.

So why do we feel so guilty about spending time on ourselves? Busyness has become a social status. Society makes us believe that we have to be busy to be successful, and if we have spare time to spend on ourselves then we must be failing.

A lot of us feel the need to seek permission to relax. As one of our counsellors put it – ‘It’s like our identity is wrapped up in what we do rather than who we are’.

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Testimonials for Acupuncture Therapist Nicola Price

Testimonials for Acupuncture Therapist Nicola Price

estimonials for Acupuncture

We receive many lovely messages for all of our therapists at the Wellbeing Clinic we thought it would be nice to share some of the lovely  testimonials that people leave. Testimonials are a lovely way to show gratitude to a therapist and are helpful to anyone who is considering acupuncture treatment. Here is a selection that we have received for Nottingham acupuncturist Nicola Price.

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Mindfulness and Meditation

Mindfulness and Meditation

It’s a new year and for a lot of us, that means a fresh start. Many of us enter the new year determined to become fitter, healthier, or aim to give up our vices. Mindfulness and meditation could be the perfect tool to help us with those goals.

There seems to be a lot in the press at the moment about mindfulness, but mindfulness is not a new idea. Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing, and yoga. It helps us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, we’re better able to manage them.

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Exercise and pain

Exercise and pain

These are all good intentions, but like everyone else my concern is that this will become another January fad. For me the key is to listen to my, body, this is where the conscious bit comes in.  Every now and again, I need, too check in with myself and, ask the questions. How does my body feel today? Is this working for me? Sometimes my body will respond straight away, with a very clear answer, that yes, this yoga routine is what I need today, or that this walk will strengthen my muscles. However, there are other days when I ask the same questions and struggle to get the answers I think I want.

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The 8 types of tea you should be drinking

The 8 types of tea you should be drinking

Black tea, which is the tea us Brits drink for every occasion, is one of few teas which are fermented, and thus is full of health boosting benefits. Black tea is full of antioxidants, which help to encourage a strong immune system, improve cardiovascular health and fight inflammation. Black tea also contains tannin, which is great for the digestive system and can help fight viruses. Tannin is brilliant for eye care; if you have sore or puffy eyes put a cooled damp black tea bag on and rest for 15 minutes. I also keep my used teabags to clean my pets eyes every day!

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5 ways to improve your sleep

5 ways to improve your sleep

Sleep. We all know that it’s important, but how many of us are getting enough? Not many, if recent news reports are anything to go by.

There’s been various reports on our lack of sleep in the press recently. The BBC interviewed Shirley Cramer, chief executive of The Royal Society for Public Health, who warned that many of us are regularly getting too little sleep. 

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