Tag Archives: stress
November 7, 2013

Last week I had a very interesting conversation with Sindhoor Pangal, a Canine family Coach & Behaviorist educated in Norway.  Her adoration for dogs took her overseas from Bangalore to learn and understand canine behavior and to help other dog-owners and dogs in distress.  She’s probably one of the very few such professionals in our country. 

Her work involves demystifying the communication between dogs and humans.  Dogs can read human emotions and are great at identifying what makes us happy.  They also offer us solace when they sense our sadness or stresses.  But we are not in a position to receive this either because we are incapable of reading them or we are not in a mental position to do so.  When their efforts fail, the dogs get stressed.  So, in a way, they are reflecting our stress.  This is when a canine behaviorist steps in and identifies the real problem.  This can perhaps help to discover our own stresses and lead us to a path of de-stress.

No wonder, dogs are called ‘man’s best friend’.  If you are a dog lover or if any of your family members, friends or neighbours own dogs, you might want to contact Sindhoor Pangal.   She also runs classes apart from offering consultations.  For more information go to her website http://about.bangalorehundeskole.com/

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August 24, 2013

Do you find it difficult to concentrate on your work?  There are several reasons why we cannot concentrate.  Find out what’s behind your lack of concentration and rectify it.

  1. Skipping meals.  If we don’t eat our meals on time and regularly, there is reduced blood glucose available for the body and brain which in turn reduces concentration power.
  2. Constant interruptions by social media messages.  This can disrupt your flow of thought during work.
  3. Email overload.  If your inbox is crowded with different kinds of emails, and is constantly receiving new emails, it can distract you from your work because the curiosity to know what’s in the email can turn your attention away from what you’re supposed to be doing.
  4. Boredom.  If you’re bored of what you’re doing, concentration slips away after sometime.
  5. Stress.  Too many things to handle, nagging thoughts, family worries, etc can cause stress and reduce concentration to a great extent.
  6. Depression.  Lack of concentration is one of the symptoms of depression.
  7. Lack of sleep.  If you’re sleep deprived, your concentration level dips.

To resolve the problem of concentration, eat healthy, eat regularly, divide your time between personal, family and professional work, disconnect / turn off your computer for a few hours in every 24 hours, switch off your cellphone for a few hours at night to sleep better, develop hobbies, take micro-breaks between your work, use deep breathing or meditation to relax.  If nothing works to improve your concentration, seek help from a qualified counsellor.

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