While it's no secret that sustained levels of stress are not good for your health, there is more to the stress story than "stress is bad." As it turns out, how you perceive stress is just as important as the amount of stress you're experiencing.
You may think you got dealt a lousy genetic hand when it came to fat distribution, but what you might not know is that chronic fat around your midsection might be due to stress.
It goes without saying that sharing a joke or a funny experience ramps up a bond between people like almost nothing else. So try making it a goal not just to show up and "be social" but to share moments with people that make you laugh.
When you feel stressed, notice it, admit you're stressed out, then choose to switch your focus. If you do, your story could have a happy ending.
Befriend your body and it can be a great ally, aligned with your intentions. Deny your body and it can be a formidable opponent, at odds with your intentions.
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We don't have to be victims of hurry sickness. We do have all the time we need -- and from this patient mind zone, we can reclaim our time, our priorities and our ability to respond well to life and all its demands. With patience, we're in the driver's seat of our own lives.
When you're experiencing stress, your impulse might be to power through, freak out, or stick your head in the sand. Bad habits such as overworking, smoking, or overeating can perpetuate the stress reaction. Here are some healthy tips on how to manage your stress before it manages you.
All relationships have conflict. Conflicts are a part of life and can provide an opportunity for learning and growth -- if they are approached with caring for yourself and the other person.
We are not at the mercy of extraneous factors. We can empower ourselves with the tools for a healthy way of living. The old Darwinian adage "survival of the fittest" comes to mind. However, who are the fittest in a war whereby our perception is under attack by our very own lizard brain?