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balance of your nervous system. Long, slow belly breathing expands the muscles in your diaphragm, stimulating the relaxation response. Try focusing on your breath anytime you feel overwhelmed. Or better still, create a regular diaphragmatic breathing ritual to help keep your responses calm.
When we feel overwhelmed, planning tends to go out the window, but organisation is precisely what you need. Relaxation needs to be scheduled just like any other appointment in your diary. Set up a sleep routine, such as turning the lights down low, avoiding any TV that upsets, and embracing a diaphragmatic breathing ritual, and notice the difference in how rested you feel.
Getting plenty of sun year round is essential to our vitamin D intake. Sleeping is good, too.