Too cold to go outside? While that depends on where you live (lucky you if not!), weather conditions that are too cold, too hot, or too rainy can keep most of us indoors, which can be bad news for our sensory diets. However, worry not, for we at Experia USA have 8 winter sensory diet must-dos that will keep everyone in tip-top sensory shape this winter. You won't need a lot of space, just some motivation and perhaps a bit of planning! These tips are ideal for those with sensory processing disorder, Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, or ADHD, but can be enjoyed by all.
Could you use some anxiety relief tips? It’s one of the most Googled topics today; 'ways to manage anxiety'. We’re all anxious and it’s silly, because the more technology that’s developed to ease our lifestyles, the more anxious we've become. It’s not just technology that is to blame; there are a lot of pressures on us, on parents, on teachers, on teens and on kids. Indeed, an equally popular search term is actually 'how to reduce anxiety in kids'. Seemingly, no one is safe from anxiety!
So, what are the ways to reduce anxiety? Firstly, you need to look at the source. While some anxiety is self-induced, more often than not there are external forces at play, such as tension in the home, relationship problems, over-scheduling, peer-pressure, academic pressure, and so forth. It is well worth taking a step back and assessing your personal situation. If you need assistance, a good therapist or social worker can be of tremendous help in getting down to your anxiety's root cause, and helping you to develop a more balanced lifestyle. Therapy aside, there are several strategies you can implement yourself, which have also proven to be incredibly helpful. Keep reading for our top anxiety relief tips!