Whether it’s work, school, your personal life, or generally feeling overwhelmed -- all of us have experienced stress in our lives. While some stress is unavoidable and can even be helpful in certain situations, being overly stressed is damaging to your overall well-being. Too many people are chronically and excessively stressed, which significantly affects both their physical and mental health. Fortunately, there are many ways that you can better manage your stress so that your health is not compromised. Here are some symptoms of being stressed that you should look out for and some ideas on how to alleviate them.
Life happens. Even with deep breathing exercises, daily yoga, meditation and journaling - stressful situations will find ways into our lives. Unfortunately, we don’t get to control what happens to us, but we get to choose how we react to it. The more balanced and grounded we feel, the better we can handle all the things that get thrown at us.
You feel good about the amount of water you drank, you got your workout in and even prepared a healthy dinner. Sounds like a pretty good day, right?
Then the late-night-snacking creeps in, you can't resist and just like that it feels like all the good choices you made during the day are washed down the drain.
Sleep is such an important aspect of our health and wellbeing, yet so many struggle to get a good night’s rest. Whether you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or getting quality sleep, it is awful to get up in the morning feeling tired and groggy. Starting the day this way is less than ideal and more often than not it affects your mood and productivity for the rest of the day. Bummer.
Of course there can be a number of reasons that play a role in the quality of your sleep but let me share a few common ones and what you can do to fix it. It’s time to get that rest you deserve (and so desperately need)!
I know it gets said all the time but: “Where did this year go? How is it December already?” And yet here we are, in the middle of the most wonderful time of the year.
Family, friends, and good times are what the holiday season is all about. However, it's also a stressful time of year for a lot of folks. Many people feel stressed and nervous as the holidays approach for a variety of reasons, including the fact that they are having trouble finding the ideal present, that they are coping with family troubles, or that they are balancing an overbooked schedule.
You'll be relieved to know that there are actions you can take to make this holiday season less stressful for you. The following are a few of my go-to strategies for maintaining an optimal level of stress-free living during “the most wonderful time of the year” and beyond.
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