Top 5 Reasons You're Unhappy and Stressed Out


Top 5 Reasons You're Unhappy and Stressed Out
Figure out how to turn that frown of yours upside down here.

The simple solution: Get more sleep. Well this is easier said than done. Here are some helpful hints to ensure that bed time truly includes peaceful sleep.



  • Establish a consistent bedtime routine. Even if the time you hit the hay varies, your pre-bed ritual should stay the same.

  • Refrain from overtaxing yourself right before bedtime. Avoid working out or engaging in stimulating activities. Read a book. A warm cup of milk or decaffeinated tea can also be quite soothing. Try chamomile since its naturally soothing properies will help you feel calm and peaceful.

  • If you find yourself unable to sleep because you are too caught up in your own worries there is  a trick you should to try. Take a washcloth and run it under very cold water. Get back into bed and lie down with the washcloth covering your face for up to 15 minutes. After you have done this, turn off the light and go to sleep. There is physiological explanation for why this trick is bound to work, you needn't be burdened with the details. Hopefully it suffices to know that this practice is proven.


There is a big difference between being alone and feeling lonely. You can find yourself surrounded by family and friends and still feel lonely. The top reasons many women report feeling lonely is because they see themselves as unlucky in love. The stress of an intimate relationship gone awry and/or the lack of a relationship altogether can take a toll and lead to dissatisfaction and disappointment with yourself and the world around you.

The solution to this one is not usually so simple. If you are unhappy in an existing relationship, it is important to ask yourself why. Maintaing an intimate relationship regardless of whether you are married, takes work. Once you are through the ever exciting and romantic "getting to know you" stage, relationships can feel stale and too routine unless they are tended to with care and consideration, much the way you attend to the flowers in your garden. If you are feeling less then pleased with a relationship, communicate kindly and clearly with your significant other. You may be surprised to find that your partner is feeling this way, too.

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If you are lonely because you lack a significant other remember you have to be "in it to win it." Pining away at home will not getting you anywere and will probably make you feel worse! If you are prone to picking the wrong partners, take step back and try to figure out why.

There is much truth to the idea that before you feel happy with another you need to feel happy about yourself. As many a songwriter has reminded us, often the one we are looking for is right in front of us. Take a breath, take a pause, and ask if have you been blind to what you have.




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