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Are you feeling SAD?

Most of us feel melancholy in winters when days get short, foggy and cold but for some, winter brings unwarily persistent low mood, irritability, tearfulness, lack of interest in normal day to day activities. These are signs that you might be suffering from winter depression or in medical terms known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Why winter depression happens? scientists believe winter depression is related to the way the body responds to daylight. When daylight enters our eye it stops the production of the sleep hormone, melatonin in our body and this process helps us to get awake. Scientists believe in SAD sufferers produces a higher level of melatonin levels during winters and this causes them to feel lethargy and depression.
How to fight winter depression:
1. Spend more time outside in the sun: get outside as often as you can, especially on bright days. Sitting by a window can also help.
2. Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables: Winter blues generally increase the curving for swe…

Empowering Yourself - You Can Choose Not to be Sad

1. Avoid thinking about the people who has hurt you
Another person’s hurting words and actions can certainly trigger sad thinking and feelings but remember over thinking on those words will lead you nowhere. Putting your energy to think another people’s actions and behaviour, on which you have no control, can lead you in a state of sadness, self-compassion and hopelessness. Psychologist Shivani Misri Sadhoo suggests on such conditions when another person hurts you, remember yourself that you have no control on another person’s actions and mindset, be it good or bad. So don’t waste your time or energy thinking about the incident. Instead of that, focus on inner conversations, self-analysis and put efforts to improvise things in your life and its goals.
2. Embrace optimism in your life:
Often when people get hurt they explain things to themselves in a pessimistic way. AVOID that. Remember very often pessimistic thinking approach leads to self-isolation, depression and withdrawal. What is r…

Why ‘soon to get married’ couples should consider premarital coaching?

Premarital coaching is a type of session that supports the 'soon to get married' couples to get well prepared for the challenges that married life can throw at them over the period of time. The sessions are conducted by an expert relationship counsellors who prepare the couples for a stable and satisfying marriage. During premarital coaching, a couple learns how to not only be committed to each other but how to also be committed to the marriage itself. In brief it helps: -
1. Couples can talk about a problem before it’s too late
Premarital coaching is a chance for couples to dig up any potential dangers that can weaken their marriage from lasting a lifetime. Relationship Counsellor Shivani Misri Sadhoo tells us that it does not matter how charismatically a man or woman talks but it takes a trained and experienced eyes and mind to identify if the person holds immature beliefs and values concerning: money, child-raising, in-laws, partnership, etc.
Hence relationship counsellor / co…

Tips to Move your Focus from Negativity to Self-Belief

Our mind has a tendency to react strongly and memorize negative incidences in life than to positive ones.  For example, we tend to remember bad and hurting words from our friends or relatives more than the genuine smiles and their kind & encouraging words.
Keeping stored the negative information while not prioritizing the positive may not do any immediate harm in life but if the tendency remains unchecked, then the person is likely to develop this attitude into a habit that can result into endless number of physical and psychological diseases like – high blood pressure, heart problem, anxiety, depression and stress.
As per Shivani Misri Sadhoo, an eminent psychologist in Delhi, nobody has control over unpleasant situations but everyone does have the option to maintain a healthy mind and mood. She shares some basic tips that can help a person to shift their focus of life from negativity to self-belief.
1. Ask yourself better questions: Some people deal negative situations by complaini…

5 Proven Ways to Introduce Fitness Into Your Child's Life

In the day and age where technology turns your child into a couch potato, introducing fitness into his/her life can be a real challenge. These trends have slowly given rise to obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure in children- diseases that they were never touched by. So it is very important to introduce fitness into your child’s life, now more than ever.

1. Get involved: It is known that children learn more by example than by instruction. Do fun activities yourself like swimming, playing basketball, going on long walks and take your child along with you. Start small, by doing this at least once a week, and then increase gradually. Not only will this encourage your child to be more fit, it will also create a deeper bond between the two of you.

2. Introduce fun activities: Structured activities such as a sport are great ways of introducing your child to fitness. Enrol your child for some routine sport classes, particularly team sport. This way your child learns essential values such …

How to Develop Introspection in Teenagers that is Essential for their Growth?

In today’s time teenagers hold high priority to their interactions through social media profiles and they are getting glued to their smartphones, day by day. No matter if they are at home or in a social gathering, more than involving themselves in a real conversation with their parents, siblings or even with their friends, their one portion of concentration is always attached with their Facebook or twitter profiles – how should they share a current moment in the social media? or how many likes and comment have appeared for their last updated post or pic? etc. As per psychologist Shivani Misri Sadhoo there are many negative implications of this trend but one primary damaging factor among teenagers: they are losing their ability to sit in silence, do introspection, to do thoughtful real life discussion and most importantly they are missing the ability to be 100% present in the current situation. Psychologist Shivani shares that adolescence is a time when young people discover their uniqu…

Tips to Support Your Loved Ones Who Are Suffering From Dementia

According to the world Alzheimer report; by 2020 around 10 million Indians above age of 65 would suffer from dementia. Dementia refers to a condition of decline in mental ability to severe enough to lead a healthy day to day life.  Possibly many amongst us are already taking care of someone who is suffering with dementia.  According to PsychologistShivani Misri Sadhoo taking care of loved ones suffering from dementia is a full-time job and remembering the following tips can make the caretaker’s job less stressful.
1. Don’t allow yourself get emotionally hurt if the patient talks or behaves with you badly, remember your loved one is not changing but it’s the disease, which is progressing.
2. Don’t push the patient to change their behaviour and attitude towards you like they had once before the disease. Even though it's painful to see the negative changes in personality of loved ones but it’s not possible to gain back old personality once the brain functioning starts declining, so try…

How to Defeat Procrastination?

Procrastinate is referred to a practice when a person put off things that he or she should be focusing on right now, usually in favour of doing something that is more enjoyable or that he or she is more comfortable doing. 
Everyone procrastinates some part in their life, but some people suffer from chronic procrastination i.e. they continuously find difficulty to sit and start difficult tasks and deliberately look for distractions.  In psychological terms, procrastination is referred to a condition when there is a temporary gap between intended behaviour and enacted behaviour.” That is when there are significant time period between when people intend to do a job and when they actually start it. Procrastination in large part reflects our perennial struggle with self-control as well as our inability to accurately predict how we'll feel tomorrow, or the next day. 
Today Psychologist Shivani Misri Sadhoo suggests how to overcome procrastination.
1. Start your work with a good mood: Procr…