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What it Takes to Become an Emotionally Resilient Person?

Emotional resilience refers to one's ability to adapt to stressful, situations or crisis, i.e. it’s referred to the ability to face adversity without lasting difficulties. While less resilient people have a harder time with stress and life changes. In other words, resilient people do not let adversity define them. They find resilience by moving toward to a goal beyond themselves, transcending pain and grief by perceiving bad times as a temporary state of affairs. So how is it possible to strengthen your inner self and your belief?  Psychologist Shivani SadhooMisri shares today the features of an emotionally resilient person: -
1. An emotional resilient person cultivates self-awareness: Self-awareness is simply the practice of checking in with your Self to see how you’re feeling emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. This could happen once a day, several times a day, after a difficult interaction with another person… whenever. Cultivating a healthy self-awareness is cruci…

What Can Happen if Someone Takes Medicines Without Prescriptions?

Prescription drug abuse is referred to a condition where the person uses medication without a prescription, in a way other than as prescribed, or for the experience or feelings elicited. Taking medication without prescriptions or taking it in a wrong way, over a period of time can do more harm than one can anticipate, in many case such situation leads to addiction.
Prescription drug abuse addiction commonly happens from two kinds of medicines (a.) painkillers that contain opioids and (b.) anti-depressants such as benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin) that are used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders.
In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in prescription drug misuse or abuse. Once this problem is detected for most people, it is only the beginning of a long-term battle against craving and relapse.  Hence, Psychologist Shivani Misri Sadhoo suggests that if a person doubts that he/she is suffering from prescription drug abuse addiction, he/she should immediately  …

Avoid these Phrases to Save Your Friendship

In today’s fast track lifestyle, we have become so occupied with our day to day life that many amongst us can hardly give enough time to our friends. Unfortunately, this leads to an end of friendship or weakening of the friendship bond.  No doubt most of us blame our friend for such incidences and possibly the friend to do the same.
Relationship Counsellor Shivani Misri Sadhoo tells us that we should be very careful while responding to our friends through social media, chat, WhatsApp and choose our words carefully. Here is the list of some killer phrases that kill the friendship:

1. The first killer phrase “I am busy”We use the word “busy” for everything, “this week is office target deadline, I am dead busy”, “I could not call your sorry I was so busy” etc. Remember today everyone is busy, your friend is not spending time uselessly so he / she has pinged you.
The vague nature of saying “I’m really busy” leaves the real reason why you’re being unavailable, open to self-assumptions. While …

In Winter Make Sure Your Child Gets Enough Sunlight

In next two to three months we are going to cover ourselves with woolens and jackets. Winters are, no doubt, an exciting time of the year for adults and as well as for children. Kids relate winters with Christmas, New Year celebrations and with their winter holidays. However this is also the time when dense cloud covers, fog and smog reduces the ultraviolet rays reaching the skin.
Hence parents should take extra care during winters that their kids get sufficient sunlight every day to produce Vitamin D in their body. Recent studies have found out that serotonin, oxytocin and vasopressin – three brain hormones that affect social behaviour – are all activated by Vitamin D.

These hormones help in shaping the structure and wiring of the brain - where it shapes the structure and wiring of the brains, acts as a neurotransmitter and affect the social behaviour.

What does it take to become Emotionally and Physically Healthy?

Being emotionally and mentally healthy doesn’t mean never going through bad times or experiencing emotional problems. We all go through disappointments, loss, and change. And while these are normal parts of life, they can still cause sadness, anxiety, and stress.
The difference is that people with good emotional health have an ability to bounce back from adversity, trauma, and stress. This ability is called resilience. People who are emotionally and mentally healthy have the tools for coping with difficult situations and maintaining a positive outlook. They remain focused, flexible, and creative in bad times as well as good. Psychologist Shivani Sadhoo Misri today shares some effective but simple daily tips. When one chose to make these tips their daily habits, then physical and emotional well-being  are bound to improve.
1. First, make a routine to get enough rest, every day. Working late hours may give you one or two days of extended productivity but unknowingly it will put decrease yo…

Music - an Antidote for Stress

Music for Stress Management There are times when you are either too stressed or too pained to feel good about anything. Stress from hectic work schedule and daily life gets you and makes you prone to health issues or feeling depressed and lonely. The resultant extreme mood swings take over your life and you are no longer in control!

One very effective and interesting way to beat the stress is to switch on some Music!

Research has proven that soothing music such as classical instrumental pieces seem ‘melodious’ to us because of the calming wavelengths that they resonate at. These sound waves produce a sense of harmony and well-being in our minds. As we listen, these sound waves ease out our ‘stress’ and relax the nervous system. Stress is your worst enemy and the only way to live life is to enjoy every moment of it!
Shivani Misri Sadhoo is an eminent psychologist in Delhi, you can contact her are at +91-8860875040 or at

How to improve Your Child's Study Habits - Parenting Tips by Psychologist Shivani Misri Sadhoo

Today in the age of easy availability and accessibility of computer or mobile games and endless cartoon channels by children, parents are more or less are struggling to improve their kid’s study habits. Today child psychologist Shivani Sadhoo Misri shares some simple tips for parents that can help kids to improve their study habits: -
a.     First plan a regular homework time and make sure your child always follows it. Remind your child when it’s time to do homework and help them get started. Remain firm regardless of any protests or excuses. By being consistent, you’ll facilitate consistent results.
b.    Help your child prepare a study calendar. Kids can pencil in their homework times, due dates and test dates on it. For large projects, help them break them down into steps and write these steps on the calendar.
c.   Cheer them on but never bribe them. Never forget to praise your child after he / she completes a challenging lesson or project. You may give them occasional rewards in form…

Look out for attitudes that can hamper your professional career

Sometimes without our knowing we end up building wrongattitudes in our workplace. By the time we could realize it we might have lost agreat career opportunity. If you consider that your skills are cutting edge and unique, but they cannot always stay likethat, then only two factors determine your long-term career success - your physical appearance and your mental attitude. Physical appearance does not only mean the way you dress up and speak, but it considers your punctuality, your working hour dedication etc. When it comes to attitude, thenPsychologistandCareer CoachShivaniMisri Sadhoo shares some checkpoints:

Make sure you do not hold unclear job expectations.If you're unclear about the degree of authority you have or what your supervisor or others expect from you, you're not likely to feel comfortable at work.
Make sure you avoid taking part in any kind of office rumours or scandal gossips. These talks might be indulging and interesting, but they are just wastage of time and e…

How to Spot if You’re at Risk of Job Burnouts?

Job burnout is a special type of job stress that can slowly affects your job, your family life and your physical health. It is a state of physical, emotional or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and the value of your work. Today, Psychologist Shivani Misri Sadhoo shares the checklist for identifying job burnout situation, she asks the readers to ask themselves a few questions like:-
1.Are you becoming irritable or impatient with your colleagues, customers or with your family members?
2.Are you frequently suffering from headaches, backaches or other physical complaints like an ulcer or gastritis?
3.Are you frequently suffering from feeling that you have to drag yourself to the office?
4.Are losing enthusiasm to start any new work at the office?
5.Are you lacking the energy to be consistently productive?
6.Lately, are you are having trouble with your eating and sleeping habits?
7.Are you feeling the need to take alcohol to feel better?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to or…

Issues that can tear a marriage apart – Identify and fix them on time

Marriage is a journey of life, when it is travelled with sincerity, efficiency and with dedication,  it opens door for happiness and wonderful experiences and when not, it ruins our life.
Today marriage counsellorShivani Misri Sadhoo shares list of 3 important red flag issues, where every couple should work on to make their marital life happy and prosperous.
1.       Never take your spouse for grantedMany people believe that their partner will be always staying with them and they start taking them for granted. Marriage Counsellor Shivani shares that when a person takes their spouse for granted, the other person gradually distances themselves. This distancing can be in form of concealing emotions, hiding honest opinion or physically moving out of the marriage.
Not taking your spouse for granted means going beyond remembering your anniversary and your spouse's birthday. Not taking your spouse for granted means being tuned in to how your spouse feels and what your spouse thinks. Not tak…