Articles in the category Stress

How to Avoid Back Pain Caused by Stress

Stress can creep into your life for a vast number of reasons. The obligations that come along with being successful in your career, taking care of your family, maintaining a social circle, and financial burdens are just a few contributing factors. Each of these situations is impossible to ignore, and after some time, can be […]

Tips for Fighting Depression Caused by Financial Problems

In a country that runs on credit cards and is teeming with frivolous lawsuits, it’s not surprising to see a substantial majority of Americans in debt and depressed over their finances. The uncertainty over the government healthcare program, student loan issues, looming retirement, mortgages and credit card debts hound baby boomers, Gen Xers, and millennials, […]

How to Deal With Anxiety – 4 Best Tips From Experts

Anxiety might look like a common word but, many still do not know its exact meaning or how it feels. In anxiety, you feel like you are stuck or unsure or scared of some situations. No matter how much a person tries, anxiety often ruins the sleep as well peace of mind. When the anxiety […]

How to Live with Toxic Family Members

We’ve all heard about toxic relationships, and why it’s best to make a total break. But what about toxic family members you live with? Unlike an intimate partner or a spouse, it’s unimaginable to throw a parent, child, or sibling out of the house. If you’re the bread winner, it’s plain cruelty. It’s easier if […]

Are You Giving Too Much of Yourself in Your Relationships?

This article is primarily for women, as studies show that the female species are more inclined to take on prosocial behavior (selflessness) than men. In relationships with your partner, parents and friends, do you feel that you are giving too much of yourself?

Use Your Hobbies to Develop Mindfulness

In developing mindfulness in people, hobbies are not what usually come to mind. But to the popular and tried-and-true methods– meditation, yoga – for building a mindful disposition, psychologists and analysts have found that hobbies are a great tool, too.

How to Get Better at Dealing with Conflict

Are you the type of person who hates dealing with conflict? If you are, each and every confrontation is something to be avoided at all costs, but while this might seem like the right option in the heat of the moment, it can actually have lasting damaging effects on you. Amongst the negative impacts that […]

How to Manage Stress at Work

The human mind has evolved to react to stressful situations despite how the environments have changed. The brain’s fight-or-flight reaction evaluates situations and reacts to those deemed potentially hazardous. The stressors today are vastly different than those of your ancestors but the brain still recognizes them as a threat to your health. Ironically, the stress […]

Are You Getting an ESA Dog? Here are the Health Benefits

Pet lovers will quickly tell you of the joy and unconditional love they get every day from their pets. The feel-good-combination is capable of warming the heart of even the most cold-hearted person you know. Moreover, it is for these reasons that mental health professionals now acknowledge that emotions and the resultant release of endorphins […]

Using Mindfulness to Get Through the Holiday Season

The holidays can be an exciting time to catch up with loved ones and take a much-needed step back from hectic schedules and busy lives. But the celebratory season is also a period in which many experience depression and anxiety. Whenever possible, those dealing with mental illness should always seek professional help. People are also […]

The Children Come First: How To Deal With A Child Custody Battle

Sometimes the best laid plans go astray and you find yourself facing a child custody battle that you never expected to go through. When things are in disarray, it’s more important than ever to be organized and prepared for the worst. Before you go any farther in fighting for the right arrangement for your child, […]

Simple Changes to Reset Your Life After a Catastrophe

When things get tough, sometimes you have to make a change to get back on track. A reset gives you the time and space you need to return to a healthy, successful life. Making a few simple changes might shift your perspective and help you move on from the catastrophe you experienced.

10 Unexpected Uses for Medical Marijuana

Most people know that medical marijuana has been used for many years to help sufferers of chronic pain to get relief, but what other medical benefits are there for using this natural drug? Here are 10 unexpected uses for medical marijuana that you may not be aware of. 1. Skin Problems Our skin has large […]

Practice Mindfulness Meditation and Protect Yourself from Chronic Diseases

Mindfulness meditation has been touted as an antidote to stress, anxiety and depression. And science has backed it up with evidence showing that people who practice meditation on a regular basis produce less of the stress hormone cortisol and more of the happy hormone serotonin in their bodies. Mindfulness meditation brings us into a balanced […]

Holiday Stress: 5 Tips to Cope with It

As soon as the malls start playing Christmas carols, we can’t help but feel our spirits lift. Yet we also dread the anxiety and stress that come with every holiday season ever since we turned adults. It’s the time for drawing up our gifts list, meeting relatives we sometimes wish we didn’t have to and […]

9 Ways To Relax Without Paying For It

For a lot of people these days, finding ways to relax without paying for it is a challenge. Relaxing has to be watching a movie, going on a vacation or pampering the body at a spa. But these things cost money, and end up stressing you out especially if you’re on a tight budget. 

How Blogging Can Help Reduce Stress and Improve Wellbeing

Documenting your thoughts is no longer limited to journals and diaries, there are so many ways to go online. Creative and expressive writing provide a number of benefits that help to relieve stress and alleviate negative emotions. While journaling and diarizing thoughts is a wonderful personal experience, blogging has the added advantage of allowing writers […]

Should You Buy Into the Adult Coloring Book Craze?

Adult coloring books have been around for a long time, but it wasn’t till around 2012-2013 that they became commercially successful. 2015, however, was the year the adult coloring book craze spread all over the world. Did you know that about 12 million adult coloring books were sold last year? 12 million! And it doesn’t […]

5 Daily Rituals to Reduce Stress and Maximize Happiness

Stress is a normal aspect of the daily grind. A tough workload, relationship problems, money problems; stress is always just around the corner. Fortunately, there are also countless ways to reduce stress and develop a more positive outlook. This involves shifting your focus away from the daily stressors and into the bits of happiness that […]

How to Use Expressive Writing to Relieve Stress

What expressive writing isn’t is, it is not primarily reading material for other people. You don’t have to be scrupulous about proper sentence syntax and grammar. You’re not required to take an objective approach nor are you bound by certain literary rules. And you’re not writing to educate or inform readers.