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Abilify Side Effects | Compulsive Behavior & Withdrawal Symptoms
Common Abilify (aripiprazole) side effects include nausea, vomiting, headache, insomnia and weight gain. Serious Abilify side effects include tardive dyskinesia and neuroleptic malignant syndrome. Stopping Abilify may cause withdrawal. Abilify withdrawal symptoms include anxiety, panic attacks and sweating.
Common Abilify Side Effects
Common side effects of Abilify include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, anxiety, insomnia, constipation, movement disorders and restlessness. The most common side effect is headaches.
Abilify, also known as aripiprazole, is an atypical antipsychotic medication that doctors prescribe for major depressive disorder, bipolar I disorder and schizophrenia, and to manage irritability from autism spectrum disorder or Tourette’s syndrome in children.
Other common side effects of Abilify include:
- Blurred vision
- Drops in blood pressure when standing up
- Choking or trouble swallowing
Sleepiness is a common Abilify side effect for children ages 6 to 18. Other side effects for children include headache, nausea, vomiting, insomnia, movement disorders, increased appetite and weight gain.
If the drug does not reduce psychiatric symptoms, consider asking your doctor to switch you to a different antipsychotic medication.
Serious Side Effects of Abilify
Abilify can cause serious side effects, many of which can be dangerous to long-term physical and mental health. These include seizures, involuntary muscle movements and neuroleptic malignant syndrome. The drug is also associated with harmful metabolic changes, including weight gain, increased cholesterol, low white blood cell counts, insulin resistance and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Abilify can cause new and worsening suicidal thoughts and impulse control disorders. People experiencing impulse control while taking Abilify might engage in behaviors such as compulsive gambling, hypersexuality, compulsive shopping and spontaneous wandering. Recent reports suggest Abilify might also cause obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviors.
Black Box Warning for Elderly Dementia Patients
Abilify’s drug label includes a black box warning stating that elderly people with dementia who take the drug are at an increased risk of death. In clinical trials, elderly people with dementia taking atypical antipsychotics such as Abilify were 1.7 times more likely to die than those in the control group.
Clinical data does not spell out the reason for this increased mortality risk, but suggests the problem is caused by multiple factors. Elderly people who take antipsychotics such as Abilify are more likely to suffer strokes, which are often fatal within this population. They may also be more vulnerable to cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and serious infections such as pneumonia.
Doctors normally prescribe Abilify for elderly patients with dementia when there is a serious risk the person will harm themselves or others. In some cases, the risks are necessary to prevent greater harm. If you or a loved one with dementia have a prescription for Abilify, take it exactly as directed by your doctor.
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome is a rare, life-threatening reaction to antipsychotic drugs such as Abilify. It is a potential side effect of almost all antipsychotic drugs.
Characteristics of NMS include fever, altered mental status, muscle rigidity and instability of the autonomic nervous system. This system controls unconscious functions such as breathing, heart rate, digestion, urination and sexual arousal.
Tardive Dyskinesia (Uncontrolled Body Movements)
Tardive dyskinesia, another serious side effect of Abilify, is characterized by involuntary muscle movements throughout the body, but mostly in the lower face.
TD is most common among people who take Abilify for months or years, but it can manifest as soon as six weeks after beginning the drug. TD can go away after you stop taking Abilify, but sometimes it becomes a permanent condition.
Abilify and Weight Gain
Studies also link Abilify to weight gain, particularly in children. A 2022 review in Australasian Psychiatry examined 11 studies and found that young people (mean age 18) gained an average of 2.7 kg (6 pounds) while on aripiprazole. Youths who took the drug for longer periods (more than 12 weeks) gained more weight than those who took it for shorter periods. Dosage sizes had no impact on weight gain.
Abilify sometimes causes weight gain in adults. This happens less often than it does in children, and the total weight gain is usually less significant. Studies suggest that aripiprazole is less likely to cause weight gain in adults than most other antipsychotics in use today.
Because Abilify affects how your brain works, stopping the drug all at once may lead to withdrawal symptoms. This is more likely when you quit the drug after long-term use or if you are used to taking high doses of the medication.
Abilify withdrawal symptoms include:
- Appetite changes
- Concentration problems
- Joint pain
- Panic attacks
Experts recommend tapering off Abilify if you want to stop taking it. Always consult your doctor for correct dosages when weaning yourself off of the drug.
Impulse Control Issues from Abilify
In 2014, a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that dopamine receptor agonist drugs such as Abilify were associated with new and worsening impulse control disorders. This research led to a new warning on the drug’s label, mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This warning cautions that the drug may cause serious impulse control problems such as problem gambling, compulsive shopping and binge eating.
A 2022 review of impulse control disorder reports uploaded to the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System since December 2020 confirms that this association is still ongoing. About 94% of the impulse control disorder reports examined during the study involved people taking aripiprazole.
Many people who feel their lives were irreparably altered from gambling or uncontrolled impulse spending after taking the drug filed Abilify lawsuits to seek compensation.
Impulse control problems related to Abilify often go away when you stop taking the drug or reduce your dose. If you struggle with impulse control, talk to your doctor about reducing the dose or switching medications. Don’t lower your dosage or stop taking your medication without informing your doctor.
Problem gambling is the most common impulse control-related side effect of Abilify. The medication may be more likely to cause gambling problems than other related drugs with similar impulse control effects. A 2021 study of Swedish health records found that people taking Abilify were significantly more likely to develop problem gambling behaviors than people taking other dopamine agonists.
Most of those who develop gambling issues while taking Abilify have no prior history of problem gambling. Contact your doctor immediately if you have the urge to gamble more frequently than usual.
Sexual Side Effects of Abilify
Hypersexuality is another manifestation of Abilify’s effects on impulse control. This includes having unprotected sex, compulsive masturbation, having sex with multiple partners, or having sex outside of a committed relationship. Some people engage in sexting or share explicit images of themselves.
FDA data shows that 34% of people affected by antipsychotic-related impulse control disorders display uncharacteristic hypersexual thoughts or behaviors. Like Abilify’s other impulse control side effects, hypersexual behavior usually stops when you stop taking the drug or lower your dose.
People who take Abilify have an increased risk of developing suicidal thoughts and behaviors. For those who already experience these issues, Abilify may worsen them. The drugmaker now notes this side effect in the black box warning on the drug’s label.
Monitor yourself for new or worsening suicidal thoughts while taking Abilify. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice them. Don’t stop taking your medication without your doctor’s knowledge.
Aripiprazole Side Effects
Please seek the advice of a medical professional before making health care decisions.
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Abilify Withdrawal Help | Aripiprazole Side Effects, Treatment
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Abilify Side Effects
Some commonly reported side effects of taking Abilify may fade within a short time. However, if these reactions linger or worsen, they need immediate medical attention. Always seek medical guidance to deal with these adverse reactions, especially if lingering or intense. The below lists of Abilify side effects are not complete lists, and unless indicated otherwise are from the drug manufacturer’s official site,24 and the FDA label information.7
Some commonly reported Abilify side effects include:
- Impaired driving, increased accident rates.23
- Low blood pressure, fainting
- Low white blood cell count
- Heatstroke, overheating especially after exercise
- Increased cholesterol, weight gain
- High blood sugar symptoms, such as thirst, hunger, confusion, nausea, fruity breath
- Dry mouth
- Lightheaded feeling
- Restlessness, need to keep moving
- Sleepiness, fatigue
- Nausea, vomiting
- Cold-like symptoms like runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, etc.
- Stomach pain
- Sore throat
- Anxiety, fear
- Weight gain
- Blurred vision
- For any of the above seek medical attention, especially if lingering or severe.
Severe Abilify Side Effects
Side effects that are more severe may be less common, but consumers and their caregivers should be aware that they may require medical intervention immediately should they occur. Abilify was given at least 3 black box warnings. One was a warning about the increased risk of death for elderly patients with dementia due to the risk of stroke or other cardio events leading to fatality. Another black box warning was given for suicidal thoughts and behavior, in the under-25 age range, and another warning for causing compulsive behaviors such as pathological gambling, binge eating, compulsive shopping, and hypersexuality. 21
Additional severe Abilify side effects include:
- Thoughts of suicide, and suicidal behavior, notably in the under 25 age range.
- Aspiration (swallowing the tongue or other objects obstructing the airway)
- High fever
- Blood pressure fluctuations, high or low
- Difficulty with speech or articulation
- Rolling tongue
- Sweating (profuse)
- Drooling, excess salivation
- Swelling of hands, feet, bloating in the limbs, etc.
- Tachycardia (pounding or racing heartbeat)
- Loss of balance
- Joint pain
- Tingling or numbness in the extremities
- Inability to move
- Rash, blistering rash, or ulcers that develop in mucous membranes
- Trembling muscles, jerking motions, spasms
- Muscle stiffness, rigidity
- Uncontrolled facial motions
- Twisting body or limb motions (involuntary)
- Loss of bladder control, incontinence
- Lip-smacking, puffing of the cheek muscles
- Extreme tiredness
- Sudden loss of consciousness
- Akathisia, akathisia combined with suicidality
- Other involuntary muscle movements, repetitive movement disorders
- Tardive dyskinesia (very rare) usually irreversible 25
Aripiprazole is a third-generation type of antipsychotic medication, thought to be better tolerated than conventional or earlier antipsychotic drugs. Nonetheless, severe or persisting side effects such as movement disorders should be given medical attention without delay if they manifest.1,25
Abilify is known to cause compulsive behaviors such as hypersexuality, change of sexual orientation, and pathological gambling, among others. In a case study authored by Mete et al, the patient’s compulsive behaviors ceased within 2 weeks of discontinuing Abilify and he soon after returned to a heterosexual state, and the hypersexuality ceased as did the compulsion to gamble.22
Aside from these compulsive behavior syndromes, no studies were found after an exhaustive search that demonstrates Abilify addiction or drug-seeking behavior or that show that drug cravings have been observed, documented, or studied in the available medical literature.
Does Abilify Increase Dopamine?
According to a 2015 NIMH study4 aripiprazole may bind to certain receptors in the brain, and trigger a number of responses that modulate dopamine in various ways, sometimes increasing or even decreasing the transmission of dopamine (and perhaps other neurochemicals) along certain pathways. This “adaptive” mechanism of dopamine modulation relates in particular to the mechanism of aripiprazole and not necessarily to other antipsychotic medications.
One theory relating to schizophrenia is that overactivity of the brain’s “mesolimbic pathway” may contribute to symptoms of schizophrenia such as delusions and hallucinations. Therefore, a suggested corollary seems likely, that decreasing mesolimbic pathway activity (such as suggested by ongoing pharmacology research) can reduce symptomology associated with schizophrenia.3
A 2005 study on mouse brain activity 5 showed that aripiprazole increased dopamine and did not increase other neurotransmitters such as serotonin or norepinephrine. Although more research is greatly needed, the aforementioned 2015 study gives a more expanded and optimistic view of managing and treating schizophrenia.
Research on Dopamine, Abilify Withdrawal, and Bipolar
In genetic studies we have performed clinically at Alternative to Meds Center, we have seen an association between the COMT (catecholamine methyltransferase) genetic polymorphism and certain conditions involving psychosis, mania, and features of high and low moods as described by the term bipolar.
A potential theory to explain this correlation could be due to the way that the biological pathways for catecholamines function. Catecholamines include dopamine, norepinephrine, and adrenaline, each of which performs an excitatory response to the limbic system, also known as the emotional brain.
Dopamine is associated with the perception of reward. A person with a low sense of reward may be attracted to stimulants, and a person with an overly high sense of reward may present as manic.
The enzyme COMT can degrade dopamine and other neurotransmitters. However, COMT impairment inhibits its ability to break down dopamine. Where genetic testing shows the presence of COMT genetic polymorphism, it would stand to reason that the person could be suffering from a dopamine excess. Thus, genetic testing can provide valuable information that can assist in helping someone normalize or regulate neurotransmitter function as part of Abilify withdrawal.
The methionine variant results in a more sluggish COMT enzyme, which may leave dopamine around the prefrontal cortex for a longer period of time. 6
More research studies are encouraged on this particular point, particularly considering that the aforementioned study is referring to the breakdown of dopamine in the prefrontal cortex as opposed to the striatum structures such as the caudate, putamen, and mesocorticolimbic regions.
Abilify is believed to have the capacity to deflect dopamine from the D2 receptor, and therefore, reduce manic symptoms. Unfortunately, most drugs have limitations due to the adaptations of the body. The body, perceiving a dopamine deficiency can then make more receptors for dopamine. This usually makes an antipsychotic withdrawal the most challenging of all drug classes, including the difficulties of withdrawal from heroin and benzodiazepines.
What is Abilify (aripiprazole) Used For?
Abilify is a third-generation atypical antipsychotic medication used in the treatment of adult schizophrenia, bipolar 1 disorder, Tourette syndrome, and in young children (age restrictions apply) presenting symptoms associated with Autistic Disorder, such as temper tantrums, mood swings, and aggression. Abilify (aripiprazole) research has accumulated a significant body of data from clinical trials on various age groups and populations over the time the drug was first developed in the late 1990s and released in the US in 2002. Some side effects of aripiprazole led to the FDA placing a black box warning that restricted prescribing it to certain populations or age groups.6
The drug is used primarily in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder in adults. The FDA expanded approved uses to include acute mania and mixed episodes (a combination of manic and depressive symptoms), in adults as well as in children who are at least 10 years of age. Elderly patients with signs of dementia should not take Abilify, as stated in the FDA black box warning regarding an increased risk of death in that population.6
Abilify was also approved in 2009 for use in children aged 6 and up with autism. Studies show a reduction in irritability, hyperactivity, inappropriate speech, and aggression associated with autism, but an increase in weight gain, tremors, sleepiness, and drooling. There are no long-term studies to show safety over long-term use of Abilify in young children.
In the treatment of acute manic/psychotic episodes, Abilify is considered a maintenance medicine and is usually minimally prescribed for a period of 1-2 years. The below list is taken from the drug manufacturer’s official site.24
Abilify is prescribed for these conditions:
- Schizophrenia (impaired perceptions of reality vs unreality, paranoia, difficulty in relating to others, delusions, hallucinations, etc.)
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder (an emotionally distressed state characterized by intentions to self-harm, fear of abandonment, intense mood swings, explosive anger, etc.)
- Tourette syndrome (characterized by vocal or muscle tics, repeating phrases, movements, etc.)
- Autism (a condition in children characterized by emotional outbursts, lack of speaking or ability to articulate, social withdrawal, etc. )
- Schizoaffective disorder (mood swings and disconnection from reality)
- MDD, or major depressive disorder (severe depression that lasts over a long period of time)
- OCD, obsessive-compulsive disorder (characterized by repeatedly checking or counting objects or other compulsive motions/actions, etc.)
- Mania/ manic episodes/ psychotic episodes (delusions, extreme euphoric state, impulsive behaviors that could involve harm to self or sometimes others)
- PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder (flashbacks or re-experiencing effects from past traumatic events triggered by present environment)
- Agitated State (unpleasant state of aroused negative emotions, confusion, etc.)
Abilify (aripiprazole) Alternative Names and Slang
Abilify is a trade name for the generic drug aripiprazole or aripiprazole systemic. Other brand names for the drug include:
- Abilify Maintena
- Aristada Initio
Abilify has not developed a significant demand or presence as a street drug, with the exception in possible cases of diversion, a potential outcome that is shared by all pharmaceutical products in general. For natural alternatives to Abilify please visit our Abilify Alternatives page.
Read online “Home Therapy. How to restart life without leaving home”, Natalia Budilova – LitRes
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Homesickness is not always that vague, nostalgic and even wonderful feeling that we used to imagine it to be. It can be sharp, like a knife, and turn into a disease not figuratively, but literally. It can change a person's outlook on life.
Faces on the street become not indifferent to him, but repulsive and even malevolent. Homesickness is a real disease, the pain of an uprooted plant. nine0004Stephen King
House. A place worth going to, a house worth living in. A house whose inhabitants must be made happy, a house for which it is worth tearing the throat of a scoundrel who comes with sharp arrows or a fiery torch, a house ... A house where the Law is observed, Benefit is undoubted, and Love is alive.Henry Lyon Oldie
How I came home and began to live happily
Before you begin to improve the world, look at your own home three times.Chinese proverb
At forty, my life was like a broken trough. Just finished the second divorce. At work, I occupied a position that did not correspond to my education, abilities, or ambitions. Like many, I lived paycheck to paycheck and, as an adult free woman, I could not afford very much. After a recent attempt to lose weight, I gained it again. At home, I was surrounded by a constant mess, to which I was already accustomed, having long resigned myself to the fact that "I'm just a bad housewife." In the evenings, instead of cleaning, I reveled in self-pity, watching endless TV shows and melodramas with a glass of wine in one hand and a bag of chips in the other, in the company of my furry antidepressants - a dog and a cat. nine0004
But the worst thing was that, despite my education as a psychologist and extensive experience in working on myself, I had less and less enthusiasm and desire to change anything in this situation. Only a growing son and restless pets helped me open my eyes every morning and live another day of this ordinary life.
And I think nothing would have changed in it until now, if one day on the way home I did not go to my favorite bookstore and pick up Marie Kondo's book "Magical Cleaning". It's not like I suddenly decided to be the perfect housewife at that moment, no. Rather, I was attracted by the subtitle: "The Japanese art of putting things in order at home and in life." “I don’t know about the house,” I thought then, “but it certainly won’t hurt me to put things in order in my life,” and I bought this, as it turned out later, a fateful book for me. nine0004
Surely you have already heard about her, and maybe even read and followed the advice of a young Japanese woman set out in her. I will refer to the postulates of this book more than once, but for now I will only say that it was she who told me how to pay attention to my home, how to realize its true role in life and how, using the method of cleaning described in it - KonMari - to transform the house to the starting point for any desired changes! Well, as a bonus, I got a permanent order - once and for all.
Having bought the book, I started reading it already in the subway, and from the first pages I was so inspired that the very next day I put things in order in the simplest, as it seemed to me, category of things - in my stockings and underwear, which was a small digression from the KonMari algorithm. After all, Marie Kondo recommends starting cleaning with a careful consideration of the lifestyle that the owner would like to lead in a cleaned house. But then this stage seemed to me just a waste of time.
"I suddenly froze when I saw such an unusual (for the time being) order in things"
However, a little later I still involuntarily completed this task. Just because you really can't do without it in cleaning according to the KonMari method! The true purpose of this process seemed to reveal itself to me a couple of days later, when, in my usual haste, getting ready for work, I pulled out a chest of drawers to take stockings from there, and suddenly froze when I saw such an unusual (still) order in things. At that moment, I immediately got sick of rushing and running somewhere, thinking about a thousand things at the same time. It was as if I emerged from the usual turmoil of thoughts, emotions and deeds and found myself “here and now”, which I have been striving for for many years, doing various spiritual and psychotherapeutic practices. “And what, my own stockings led me to this? Seriously?!" nine0004
And then I realized WHY I want to finally clean my house and WHY I need order in my life. To start LIVING HERE AND NOW! Having ceased to turn a blind eye to the mess in the house, which she herself arranged, and to those problems in life that arose through my fault; no longer running away from home and from herself; controlling the space that belongs to me and taking responsibility for everything that happens to me; enjoying the environment and every moment of your life; in a word, becoming the mistress of your home and your destiny! nine0004
After this insight, cleaning went very fast! But still, in order not to suddenly give up everything halfway (and this often happened to me before), I created a community of women in one of the social networks who did the same. Like them, day after day I took out huge boxes of things from my house, which I kept “just in case” and for reasons like: “well, don’t throw it away”, “what if I ever lose weight”, “this skirt is for me I don’t like it, but it was cheap”, “a friend gave me this poster, how can I get rid of it!” and so on and so forth. nine0004
In just two months, I got rid of a large number of things that did not please me and symbolized various fears, attachments to the past, lack of self-confidence and, moreover, were the result of the habit of living as if in rough outline and accepting the wishes for yours. Already in the course of this process, so unusual for me, I began to feel more cheerful, freer, calmer, more joyful, bolder and even richer (realizing how many things I have), and after its completion, real miracles began! nine0004
In just two months I got rid of a large number of things that did not please me and symbolized various fears, attachments to the past, lack of self-confidence and, moreover, were the result of - some desires for their own.
As often happens, after cleaning KonMari, I immediately wanted to make repairs in the house, and then a man came as a master, who later became my favorite (as if my house brought us together!). After the renovation was completed, we started dating and soon moved in together. nine0004
My online community of KonMari practitioners has grown into a popular project that I've started to develop, enjoying helping other women clean up their homes and lives. So I got a favorite thing that I have been looking for for a very long time! Three months later, I began to earn the first money on it, and after another nine, I quit my job and took up exclusively my project. And it was for me a real breakthrough to freedom - internal, financial, creative, which I had only dreamed of before! In addition, I have a lot of free time. nine0004
Another seven months later, I gave an interview to a federal channel, which invited me to a home program as an expert on the KonMari system. By this time, I had already performed at an international women's festival, written several articles about my experience of improving life through changes in the house, and held a series of webinars, the recordings of which turned out to be very popular on the network.
The changes in my life and in the lives of other women that I observed in the course of my new activity impressed me so much that after some time I began to study the topic of the influence of home and things on the fate of their owners. The result of my research was the creation of a separate direction of self-development and transformation of life through work with the house - HOME THERAPY. nine0014
At the same time, I took care of my health. Having bought an annual subscription to the pool during the cleaning, I soon finally learned to swim. I also completed a body detox program and switched to a healthy diet, thanks to which I began to slowly but surely lose weight, at the same time getting rid of bad habits. For example, I completely stopped drinking alcohol, almost eliminated meat and dairy products from my diet, and started getting up early and exercising. nine0004
Now, almost three years after the KonMari cleaning, my house is still tidy (Marie Kondo did not disappoint!) - perhaps not as perfect as in the pages of glossy interior magazines, but certainly bringing joy and helping me change your life for the better every day! Therefore, now I spend most of the day at home: I work, communicate with my family, engage in self-development and creativity, and also continue to create such an environment around me in which I can constantly be present in the present moment. And, needless to say, I am infinitely happy with this! nine0004
The changes in my life and in the lives of other women that I observed in the course of my new activity impressed me so much that after some time I began to study the topic of the influence of home and things on the fate of their owners. The result of my research was the creation of a separate direction of self-development and transformation of life through work with the house - HOME THERAPY.
In the Home Therapy system, I used the methods of the ancient Chinese science of Feng Shui, and knowledge from the field of psychology of perception of the surrounding space, and the wisdom of Slavic housekeeping, and, of course, the principles of the KonMari method. In the book that you now hold in your hands, I tried to present my research, developments, experiences and even insights as fully as possible, and now thanks to this you can learn to manage your life and improve it at your own discretion, just by introducing certain changes. to your dwelling. After all, it all starts at home! nine0004
What exactly awaits you on the pages of my book?
In its first chapter, we discuss the role of the house in a person's life, about how and why a dwelling largely determines the thinking and fate of its owner.
In the second chapter, I will show you why we often run away from home - literally and figuratively. Why in the homes of many of us has been a mess for years, what signs can be used to understand that a person has lost touch with his home, and what consequences this can lead to. nine0004
In the Home Therapy system, I used the methods of the ancient Chinese science of Feng Shui, and knowledge from the field of psychology of perception of the surrounding space, and the wisdom of Slavic housekeeping, and, of course, the principles of the KonMari method.
With the help of the knowledge from the third chapter, you will diagnose your life by the state of the house and the things in it, thanks to which, perhaps, you will better understand the essence of some problems that have been bothering you for a long time.
In the fourth chapter, I will explain how, with the help of simple psychological exercises, to change your attitude to the house and, moreover, to be guaranteed to receive support and help from it in any undertakings. nine0004
In the fifth chapter we will reflect on what Marie Kondo wrote about the influence of certain things on the character and fate of the owner, and I will share practical experience on this topic, as well as tell you how, through a conscious choice of certain objects, you can change yourself and your life for the better.
In the sixth chapter, I will reveal the essence of the various methods of Home Therapy - from moving and repair to creating a place of power and working with symbols.
In Chapter 7 you will learn how you can improve your self-esteem, improve your health, improve your relationship with your spouse or start a family, find a calling, change your financial situation, achieve your goals through various changes in your home. nine0004
And finally, in the eighth chapter, we will discuss how to transform your attitude towards homework and start using it for development, happiness and success in life, turning from an ordinary housewife into the mistress of your own destiny.
I hope that my "Home Therapy" will be as life-changing for you as Marie Kondo's book "Magical Cleaning" was for me!
How does the home affect our lives?
The miracle is not that the house shelters us and saves us from the cold, and not that these walls are ours. The miracle is that he imperceptibly transfers to us the reserves of tenderness - and it forms in the heart, in its very depths, unknown layers, where, like the waters of a spring, dreams are born ...Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
If you are at home now, look around… What do you see and what meaning do you put into the concept of “home”? Is it a construction of walls and a roof that protects you from bad weather and homeless animals, from prying eyes and unkind people? A place where you can relax, sleep, clean up, store your belongings? A space in which nothing prevents you from calmly communicating with your loved ones, receiving relatives and friends, as well as being alone with yourself, doing what you love, not looking back at anyone, expressing and expressing yourself the way you want? Or maybe you perceive your home as a separate universe that you lovingly created according to your own rules, guided by your own taste and principles, focusing on personal preferences and convenience? nine0004
Be that as it may, for each of us the house is very, very important, you must agree! Moreover, the connection between a person and his home is often so close that we do not even notice it, just as we do not notice the air we breathe. However, if you suddenly had no home (isn't this one of the biggest fears after the fear of death?), you would feel as if you were in a vacuum, right?!
Indeed, if a person loses his health, family, money, job, reputation, then over time he gets back on his feet, but when someone loses their home, the process of returning to normal life can be very long or even end in degradation. Numerous stories of people who found themselves on the street eloquently testify to this, you can see for yourself! nine0004
But our life is determined not only by the presence of a house as such. The way we perceive it, what we fill it with, what we put into this concept, largely affects our health, success, realization and, ultimately, happiness! Even if you do not legally own the place, you identify very strongly with the place where you usually spend your personal time. In this sense, we can say that each of us is not only our body, emotions, thoughts, achievements, environment, destiny, but also our home. nine0004
“Our life can improve overnight when we consciously change its scenery, that is, the furnishings of the house”
Through the choice, arrangement and decoration of the house, we seem to project our very essence onto its walls - character and habits, talents and hobbies, dreams and limitations, and in response, he begins to maintain this image in our minds. That's why it can be so hard to change if you haven't changed anything in your house for years. And that is why our life can improve overnight when we consciously change its scenery, that is, the furnishings of the house. Indeed, in their environment, we will begin to play a completely different performance! nine0004
So, for example, someone creates a warm nest in his house and spends the most wonderful hours there alone with his loved ones. Someone builds a reliable fortress out of it, within the walls of which he hides from the anxieties of the outside world and annoying people. Someone's home is an island where you can do whatever you want, nonchalantly dancing the story of that part of your life that no one else knows about. And someone manages to turn the house into a captain's bridge, from which you can effectively manage your life. The home can be a place of true peace or an occasion for constant frustration, a source of inspiration or a black hole that absorbs creative energy, a personal heaven or personal hell, an oasis of joy or an epicenter of irritation ...
Only you decide what kind of air you breathe, what house you live in and, as a result, what kind of life you live. How to do this consciously, and my book is dedicated, but first, let's find out why, in fact, our home has such a strong influence on us and our lives?
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The organizer will process your application and contact you to clarify the details. All questions about the order and delivery can be asked directly to the organizer, who is located in your city.