Did you know that taking a different route to work or sleeping on a new set of sheets can also help alleviate stress? Try some of these unusual techniques the next time you need to clear your mind or calm yourself down.
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Honoring yourself by making your needs and desires known can help you manage stress that can come when what’s happening on the outside conflicts with what you’re feeling on the inside. Also, asserting yourself can help others get to know you better, which can strengthen your connections.
Acceptance and perseverance are solutions some often turn to when faced with chronic stress. This is the way it is. I just have to keep moving ahead. While “toughening up” may be one way to reconcile a constant barrage of stress in your mind, your body can’t be fooled.
You’ve likely used some version of the word “stress” more times than you can count. But stress has become a catch-all name for all negative emotions. Pinpointing exactly what is bothering you makes it easier to find a solution that will help make things better.
There’s a scientific reason you exhibit compassion—one that explains why you can share emotions with people you don’t even know. Expressing this emotion can be harder for some people than others. Finding it difficult, however, doesn’t mean you’re completely void of compassion.
Few said it better than Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.” And while that’s a powerful quote, making it a reality is far easier said than done.
No doubt you’ve experienced how a bad day can be turned around by a friend or loved one. Strong social connections can help lift a bad mood, but you may also want to consider other factors that may be influencing how you feel.
Recognizing the gifts of winter can help you turn what may be a time you dread into your most empowering months of the whole year. A fresh perspective on this special season can help you celebrate it for all its worth.
Are you facing a challenge or experiencing change? We all meet obstacles in our lives. Sometimes how we approach the circumstances, more than the circumstances themselves, makes all the difference. These ideas may help you tackle tough times with confidence and optimism.
Anger is a normal, human response. But the more it goes unchecked, the harder it can be to temper your reactions and prevent a tense situation from escalating in the future.
We’ve all been there—when you’re so angry about something that it consumes you. Later you might wonder, Why did I lash out like that? If you’re lost on a concrete answer, you may be surprised by what is likely at the root of it all—your memory.
Jealousy is an emotion that can be difficult to sit with. It’s an uncomfortable feeling—one that can surface at different times and for different reasons. And for many of us, though we may recognize it when it pops up, jealousy isn’t something that’s easy to get past.
If you are someone with a type A personality, there’s a good chance you are also someone who lives with stress. Try these tips to find a stress management technique that suits your temperament and actually taps into certain aspects of your personality.
We may think that speech is our most impactful form of expression, but research shows that body language plays a big role—one that could be a hidden source of tension or misunderstanding in relationships, both at home and at work
Leaving behind what’s comfortable or familiar can ignite fears about the future, leaving you overwhelmed or even paralyzed by the ‘great unknown.’ You may find these suggestions helpful as you work to adjust and restore your confidence and balance once again.
Everyone experiences the occasional slump. Your ability to bounce back has a lot to do with your emotional resilience. Just as you would put fitness knowledge into action by creating a workout program to follow, consider taking the time to write down an emotional resilience plan.