Stress can't be avoided but it can be reduced.
Effective stress management includes learning to recognize and sidestep triggers, forcing ourselves to establish good sleep and exercise patterns and changing the way we "talk" to ourselves.
In a nutshell, effective stress management is simply utilizing a set of coping tools to deal with stressful situations.
What is a minimalist? The answer depends on who you ask. According to some, you cannot be a minimalist unless you own 100 or fewer possessions. Real purists will insist you cannot call yourself a minimalist unless you can fit all your possessions into a single backpack. I’m going to tell you […]
Let's talk about anxiety! ANX-I-ETY an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physical signs (such as tension, sweating, and increased pulse rate), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one’s capacity to cope with it – https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anxiety We all experience normal anxiety from […]
Are you a "morning person"? I am most definitely not a morning person! I have never been one of those chipper “rise and shine” girls, and, I don’t think that I will ever become one. Frankly, I’d prefer to not even speak until noon. So, for all the folks who would rather sleep an extra thirty […]
Are you feeling as if no matter how hard you work, you just can’t get enough done? If it seems like you spend a lot of time just spinning your wheels and getting nowhere, it might not be what you’re doing during the day – but what you’re not doing at night. Sleeping. Even though […]
While “doing what you love for a living” is great in theory, the reality is that for many adults, what we actually love about our jobs is getting a paycheck. In fact, for many (if not most) of us, the workplace can be one of the biggest sources of chronic stress. And continual stress during […]
Most of us spend so much time worrying about how the food we eat will affect our waistlines that we forget the main purpose of food – to give us energy! Even under optimal conditions, it takes energy to navigate through life. It takes even more energy to successfully navigate during a period of […]
Practicing stress management is like owning a highly specialized toolbox. Instead of hammers and nails, our stress management toolbox is filled with techniques, ideas, and resources. The more we have, the more effective and useful that toolbox will be to you. TAKE A NAP Stress and disturbed sleep patterns go hand-in-hand. A few nights […]
There is a strong brain/mood/food connection. The foods we eat have a direct impact on how our brains function and, in turn, how we feel. Food can help stabilize or lift our mood, lower stress levels, alleviate depression, and prevent/reduce mental fatigue. But, just as some foods can improve our moods – other foods can […]