Good morning friends! It has been a while since I posted something here, am so sorry for that. I’ve been a lot busier this days and besides medical school is sucking away most of my time but I promise you all I’ll always try as much as possible to post a rich content here twice in a month. 

Thanks for understanding! Happy reading. 

With love… Erythrox 

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The Unedited Truth About Why Your Dreams Aren’t Coming True. 

Our time here is fleeting. It’s shorter and scarcer than we realise.

We say: “I’ll do it tomorrow. I’ll start next week. Maybe next year would be the best time to do that.”Each year gives us 365 days, 52 weeks, and just 12 months.We get 24 hours each day. 24 hours that you will never see again. No refunds, no do-overs, no make-ups. Most of us wish away our entire week, waiting for the arrival of 5pm Fridays. Then like a flash, it’s Sunday, and we’ve got that MONDAY feeling – ‘the moment when Sunday stops feeling like a Sunday and the anxiety of Monday kicks in.’

The thought alone of your Monday makes you anxious. So what are you going to do about that? Accept it as the norm? Continue to wish away 5 of your precious 7 days each week? Stay unhappy, bored, and miserable with the life that you have created for yourself?

Take a closer look at the ones who are seemingly living the dream. The dream that you’ve dreamt you could wake up to more than a hundred times over. What you don’t know about them is they once stood in your shoes. Yes, they did. The only difference is, they decided they weren’t content, they were going to make a change, and they were going to walk down a different road. A road most people are too afraid of, and far too comfortable where they currently are, to venture down.

They didn’t get lucky. And they certainly didn’t wait around for anybody else to hand them their dreams. They stood up. They took action. They worked extremely hard, and then a little bit harder. They paid no attention to anyone who said they couldn’t do it, and turned every single one of those negative comments into extra motivation to succeed. Every single day, they gratefully received their 24 hours, treated it as if it might be their last, jam-packed that motherfucker with greatness, and GOT SHIT DONE.

Whatever keeps you awake at night, thinking, wondering, and wishing; whatever gets you excited like a kid on Christmas Eve, whatever truly speaks to your heart. That is what you were put on this earth to do, and I urge you to not wait a moment longer to do it.
So many people are scared of failing, they don’t even bother to try.They don’t believe their dreams are worth giving it a shot, so they file them away at the back of their mind, and guess what? They fail by default. They fail because they never tried.

Today has already begun, and as you read this it might be drawing to a close. That will be one more day of your life gone. One more day you cannot live again. The question you need to ask yourself is, “If I knew this was going to be my final day on earth, what would I do?”Now go do it.

The trouble is, we think we have all the time in the world to start living the life of our dreams.But we don’t

Here’s How To Cope With Anxiety When It Grips You Unexpectedly. 

Even when life is running smoothly, chronic worriers focus on unknown disaster looming around the corner. If you are a worrier, you suffer on three levels: cognitive, emotional and physical. Cognitive anxiety shows up as the worried thoughts you experience—the host of “what ifs” that plague you. On the emotional level, you may feel on edge or irritable most of the time. You feel particularly vulnerable because the world seems uncertain and unsafe. On the physical level, heightened stress hormones often lead to bodily ailments, stomachaches, muscle pain, headaches. To make things worse, sometimes the symptoms gang up and act in mob fashion or in an insidious sequence that creates a biological loop that feeds on itself.
When fear grips you, your muscles tense, your body releases adrenaline and cortisol hormones, and you experience psychological stress. Excessive anxiety and reactivity make it difficult to respond effectively to the ups and downs of life. So, what is a person suffering from severe anxiety to do?
The STOP Solution to Anxiety

A growing number of psychologists, myself included, coach their anxious clients in ways they can control the often-unbearable symptoms of anxiety. You can practice the following easy-to-learn techniques that I call “The STOP Solution” whenever and wherever you want to stop runaway anxiety in its tracks. Here’s how it works:
The word “STOP” serves as an acronym to mobilizes your first-responder defense against anxiety. STOP stands for:

SCAN
 

Scan your thoughts, emotions, behaviors and bodily sensations to notice if anxiety is occurring or is about to occur

TAKE
 

Take a time-out. You have to take a break, to dial down your anxiety. Find a place that is peaceful and quiet where you can soothe and calm yourself.

OVERCOME
 

Overcome your initial emotional flooding by using fast-acting techniques to interrupt and stop emotional escalation. Try doing an Eye Roll. Simply roll your eyes upward as if you looking at the arch of your eyebrows. At the same time, take in a slow, deep breath. Continue holding your eyes upward while holding the breath. Then exhale slowly, allowing your eyes to drift back to their original position. The Eye Roll is the first step in moving into calm and soothing yourself.
You can also use slow, deep, deliberate breathing to control runaway anxiety. Just focus attention on your breath wherever you are – in your office, in bed, in the line at the grocery. Your breath is always available to you. When you become aware that anxiety is taking you over, inhale deeply and slowly, concentrating on that intake of air, feeling it filling your lungs. You count, say, to four while breathing in. Hold the breath for a count of four. Then count to eight while you exhale slowly from the diaphragm all the way to the upper tips of your lungs. Hold for a count of four. Then, take another, deep, slow, breath and feel the calm. You took control simply by concentrating on your breathing.

PUT
 

Put the tools in your anxiety “tool box” into use. Two of my favorite anxiety-reducing tools are Mindfulness and the Okay Signal. Mindfulness is a way to practice calm, detached observation of your current experience. You simply focus on the situation and thoughts and emotions you are having with curiosity, as if you were a bystander watching them. You just have an internal chat with yourself: “I observe how frustrated I am. I feel my jaw clenching. My stomach is in knots.”
This non-judgmental, vantage point gives a new perspective of the charged situation and of your reactions. Mindfulness provides a view of your choices as well as a neutral acceptance of what is.
Another calming tool is called the Okay Signal. This is an anchor that can re-set the feelings of calm, and physically and cognitively remind yourself that in this moment, everything is okay. You may fear the future, but in the moment, you are okay.
To create a reminder of that truth, place your thumb and forefinger together and make a circle that signifies an Okay signal. Continue to hold the fingers together while you repeat to yourself three times, “I am okay in this moment.”
Now a final word about anxiety. It is important to acknowledge and respect your worry and your worrying self. You can welcome it and let it be. What you cannot allow is for that anxious self to take over. With these simple techniques, you can teach your worried self how to avoid overwhelm and emotional flooding; to move out of the grip of anxiety and tolerate the uncertainty in your world and the world at large. You can stay calm in the midst of chaos. Go ahead, roll your eyes at what’s happening in our world.