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Four child hood activities we can all bring back in our life-our adult life- full of responsibilities, bills, and errands.
Maybe that's what being middle-aged is all about... reaching the tipping point of self-actualization where you are like, "Oh, screw it. This will have to do."
We all experience stress at times, even mental health professionals who treat people with stress and anxiety for a living. Here is a roundup of ways mental health professionals deal with stress in their own lives.
Over the past year I've learned that stress is not only unnecessary, but that being happy and stress-free actually lends to a more successful career and personal life.
What the experience of noticing the transition from vacation to regular life taught me is that during more stressful times, I have to be more intentional about my practice.
I pledge to de-stress my life, even if it's a handful of minor things that clutter my mind and leave me feeling weighed down.
For two weeks I put myself through a mind/body experiment -- no iPhone or iPad usage after 8:30 p.m. or before 45 minutes of waking up in the mornings.
I set my alarm and 20 minutes later, I was a new me. I didn't even have to think about what I was going to do, I just did the first thing that came naturally. Now, GPS for the Soul has become my daily opportunity for me to check in with me.
Breathing training (and other forms of meditation) can be an extremely powerful tool to increase the awareness of thoughts that promote chronic stress (or promote calm). Breathing training also increases the effectiveness for us to relax (or shed the stress response) on command.
Tuesday, April 16, is National Stress Awareness Day. All April long, we've been talking stress and tips to combat it. Yesterday
De-stressing is a personal experiment in discovering what makes you calm down. So in my efforts to de-stress, I'm joining some of my colleagues in making a list of a few things I'm determined to stop stressing about.
There's a silver lining to our day-to-day stress. It's so familiar to us -- the irritation of traffic and adrenaline of deadlines
As a GPS for the Soul editor -- someone who reads, writes, Tweets and preaches about stress management all day -- I have my own tools that work when stress rears its repugnant head. But this doesn't mean I don't stress.
In a reversal of previous trends, women are becoming more stressed at work than men. Why? I believe it's because women are more conflicted between work and home, and I believe that greater conflict is due to the different belief systems that men and women hold.
You know what's better than a de-stressor? Not getting stressed to begin with. So I'm calling out my biggest offenders right here on the Internet. I'm naming names.
Worrying won't change anything, but staying positive just might. To do my part in the fight against all things stressful, here are a few I've given myself permission not to get so uptight about.
Let's stop thinking about rest as the opposite of effort and start thinking about it as the foundation of effort. What can you do to build in a little more relaxation or pleasure, to draw you out of the moments that wind you up and leave you so tight you feel like you might snap?
To anyone who is already reconsidering commitments related to diet, exercise, work, family time or "me" time, don't give up and certainly don't stress over them; you simply have to find that sweet spot somewhere between ambition and the impossible.
What is going to make this year's resolutions any different than last year's, or those of the year before? As someone who helps people work through their food and body issues, this is always the question: What can we do differently this time?