In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, I explained how you can improve your self-esteem by increasing self-confidence. In this post, I explain how to increase the other main component of self-esteem: self-respect. Fundamentally, self-respect means valuing yourself and believing that you’re worthy of living and of being happy. Self-respect allows you to […]
Dr. Orma was recently interviewed by Andy Petranek of the popular podcast Whole Life Challenge about sleep, anxiety and healthy living. Dr. Orma discusses the need for a bedtime ritual (and how to get it done effectively). As a former insomniac himself, Dr. Orma has some real insight into the problem, including specific ideas for bedtime […]
Meditation is a method for calming the mind and body by focusing your attention on something. There are numerous types of meditation (e.g., transcendental, mindfulness, relaxation response), but I will just go over a few different practices, which is all you need to help you relax during the day so you can sleep at night. […]
Being able to relax is a requirement for falling asleep. If you are tense or restless, you are in the opposite state needed for sleep. Sleeping is about letting go and allowing your body to do what it’s designed for and to do it without effort. Not everyone who has insomnia has trouble relaxing. Some […]
Keep your bedroom quiet. Noise disturbs sleep. Even if you are sound asleep, your brain is still aware of what is going on around you and can hear noises. This is especially true in the latter half of the night when your sleep is lighter. We all respond to different noises, so what wakes one […]
If you want to sleep better at night, you must take good care of yourself each day – physically, mentally, and emotionally. Here are some ways to do it: Eat well (and enough). Many busy people skip meals, or eat less than adequate, impacting energy and stress levels. If you don’t eat enough, you won’t have […]
Dr. Orma was recently interviewed by Men’s Journal for insights on motivation and how to create an excuse-proof workout routine. Starting a fitness routine is the easy part. Sticking with it after the initial workout buzz and excitement fade is what separates the truly fit from the wannabes. That drop in enthusiasm is almost inevitable no […]
We all know Mondays can be tough. But they don’t have to be struggle. Dr. Orma was recently interviewed by Daily Burn for insights on how to beat the Monday blues and start the week off on a high note. Read the article on 10 tricks to boost happiness here!
In a recent article for ABC News, Dr. Orma shared his expertise on depression and insights into the emotional withdrawal couples have experienced after the intense high of saying “I do.” Read the full article.
Dr. Orma was recently interviewed by Brides magazine on ways for perfectionist brides to manage stress and have more fun with their wedding. For many idealistic brides, being a perfectionist can literally suck the fun (and funds!) out of the entire wedding planning process. Whether it’s indecision you’re grappling with or wanting everything to be “just […]