If you suffer from depression, anxiety, insomnia or you are just all around less than happy than you could be there are practices you can adopt to improve your life in these areas. The good news is that you don’t have to go it alone either; if you have never heard of a gratitude teacher, happiness coach or guided meditation you’re in luck because I am going to tell you all about what they are. Also, how picking up a few positive habits can improve not only your outlook on life but your health and well-being too.
- Gratitude coach: A gratitude coach (or gratitude teacher) is someone who helps you get to the truth about how you truly feel about aspects of your life and how to come up with solutions that are best for you. A gratitude teacher is there to listen in an uncritical fashion and help guide you to your answers and solutions. They may also have you keep a gratitude journal where you write down each night a few things you are grateful for, a 2011 study published in Applied Psychology shows that spending just 15 minutes at night writing in a gratitude journal could improve sleep by helping you to stay asleep longer and better.
- Happiness coach: Similar to a gratitude teacher a happiness coach is someone who is there to guide you in finding your own truth through happiness training. A lot of people are unhappy and cannot pinpoint a specific cause, so instead of focusing on why you are unhappy you can think about what makes you happy and go from there. So a happiness teacher starts out by first helping you understand exactly what true happiness is to you so that you can get started on living a happier life.
- Guided meditation: This is when another person, usually a teacher or a trained expert helps guide the meditation process either in person or through some type of audio, helping you achieve a deeper more relaxed meditative state. The benefits of meditation are severely underestimated and often the population doesn’t even know what the advantages of such exercises are.
- Insomnia and anxiety are two main afflictions that could be reduced or even eliminated by meditation, taking just a little time out of your day could improve your quality of life according to some experts. Of people who are prone to anxiety and panic attacks, 60% showed improvement after 6 months of meditating regularly. Also, insomnia can be a very frustrating nightly battle, but by using a daily meditation regimen 75% of sufferers were able to fall asleep within 20 minutes of laying down.
Sometimes life can get difficult especially when you are suffering from stressful ailments like anxiety and insomnia. The option of finding a good gratitude teacher, happiness coach or even giving guided meditation a shot is always there if your situation gets to be too much to handle, in the end, you really have nothing to loose and everything to gain.