The good news is that there are things you can do to help manage your stress and rediscover a more powerful and emotionally balanced you. Take a look at these six ways you can help reduce your S.T.R.E.S.S. levels.
Our physical and mental health is of the utmost importance and is what makes life really worth living. When we are strong and healthy, full of energy and life, we can do the things that we want to do, visit the places we have always wanted to visit and experience all that this wonderful life has to offer us. Put yourself first. Many of us are treating the person who is causing us stress better than we treat ourselves. That person could be a romantic partner, a friend, a co-worker or a boss.
By Jennifer A. Powell-Lunder, Psy.D., Talking Teenage for GALTime When the alarm goes off at 5AM I know I have to get up right away. Even a second of dozing off is a second too long of lost time. The day takes off from there and does not stop until my head hits the pillow at bedtime. “Stop the world, I want to get off,” I want to shout, but who has time?
By Patricia Conte for GALTime Deadlines looming at the office. Prepping the house for last-minute guests. Muscle pain from a weekend hiking excursion. Chances are you’ve been in one of these situations – probably more than once – and felt the stress and pain that goes with them. Wouldn’t a massage be great?
Okay…here’s a question. When is the last time someone said goodbye to you with a “Take care!”. Now here’s an even better one – when is the last time you did take care? Not care of your partner or husband, not your kids, your aunt Matilda or your co-worker, but yourself. And what does taking care of yourself look like to you?
Dr. Lynda Klau Dear Woman, Are you more “burned out” than you realize, running on empty most of the time? Are you too drained to be truly present with the closest people in your life? When people ask you how you’re doing, do you say “Great!” even though you’re dragging yourself around with your last ounce of energy? Do you feel like your needs don’t count?
MARCH WORKSHOP ENROLLMENT OPEN! Discovering Your Internal Mentor With Tara Shopia Mohr There's a great deal of talk about the importance of women finding mentors, but few women know about their own "internal mentor" - a surprising, unfailing source of inner guidance and wisdom that they can draw upon anytime.
Whether you support women students at Georgetown University who are calling to receive contraceptives under their private health insurance or not, I think it's clear that Sandra Fluke has remained graceful throughout a barrage of attack from Rush Limbaugh and a number of other prominent political commentators. Although Sandra was initially shocked and stunned at the language being used about her, there are six skills she reveals that may have helped her stay steady under pressure.
In our day to day lives we experience situations that not only challenge us mentally, but also emotionally and physically. Even those of us who choose to step into the light of the media and play a leadership role that is fueled by our passion and beliefs. We can be subject to challenges and crisis that stretch even our wildest imaginations.
I’ve been delinquent in writing here lately, but it certainly is not because I’ve been lazy. Or maybe I have. A saying I ponder often is: busyness is a form of laziness. I know it is true for me. There is a never ending stream of “things to do.” Email, chores, clients to see, family duties, email, paying bills, keeping in touch with people, articles to both read and write, shopping, email, books to read, videos to watch, facebook, ema
Following up on my previous post on the Museum of Broken Relationships, I bring you these recent findings published by the American Heart Association focusing on the physical ramifications of a “broken heart.” According to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association*, the grief of a “broken heart” can produce serious health considerations, not the least of which is a significant increase in the risk of heart attack.
We all have the times in our lives when we feel like absolutely nothing is going our way. The daily stresses we face can make us feel completely inundated with bad luck. Perhaps we have too many problems to face, and do not even see a way out of our difficulties. How can one even begin to start solving so many problems?
Don't ever say you can't, because you can. You can always make it happen at the eleventh hour, just before the buzzer or when your back is against the wall. For most people, pressure is what pushes us through resistance, mental blocks and mediocrity. Although this is normal human behavior, it also means that you CAN do better. You CAN gain control over your time management, stress levels, perceived obstacles and excuses.
The holidays can be a wonderful time for family get-togethers, parties, traditions and customs, yet all the added stress and pressure can certainly take a toll on our personal relationships. The obligations of gift-giving and demands from our friends and families can greatly affect our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. Many of us seem to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of shopping, seeking out all the latest and greatest gadgets that the retail markets have to offer.
Are the approaching holidays leaving you stressed and frazzled? Do you want to learn how to survive them without wanting to drown in your eggnog? In this video, Life Coach & Healer and YourTango Expert Louann Schwager Tung offers her advice on how to manage the holiday season in a cool, calm and collected manner. “It’s really important to be aware of what’s going on inside your body,” advises Tung.
One method of dealing with stress is learning how to recognize and talk back to that internal critic you have in your head. Write down all the self-critical thoughts going through your mind. Write down why these thoughts are incorrect. Then, practice talking back to them, explaining why they are wrong.