While browsing for gift ideas that my mom can give to her psychologist friend who is turning 40 at the end of the month, I happened to come across this cool saying. It states that “Who can wear a bikini with a sun visor and still look good? Who can afford, and drive, a sports car without portraying a mid-life crisis? And who is old enough to know better, but still young enough to do it anyway? A 40-year-old, of course.”
It just made me smile and feel proud of those women who do not let age stop them from doing the same things that ladies in their 20s and 30s can do. After all, age is nothing but a number. There are many women who no longer think that reaching 40 years old is already the end of their happy days and that they should start doing what senior citizens do so they don’t celebrate it.
Besides, whether there’s a celebration or not, 40-year-old celebrants may still have friends who want to give them presents to make them feel loved and remembered. The only problem is that there are also friends who, like my mom, have a hard time choosing the best gift that they can bring to the party. No one can hate them for thinking that simple bouquet or a scarf or a dress will not be good enough as a birthday gift since this is technically … Read the rest...
When you feel mentally troubled by the excessive amount of stress that you acquire every single day, you may already be giving therapy a thought. For any psychological issue, after all, many people believe that a licensed counselor can help them get peace of mind. Hence, they tend to expect that attending a few sessions with one may resolve the problem.
The thing is, even the reliable therapists out there know that the only person who is most effective at getting you out of your stress-induced misery is yourself. Although they studied psychology or psychiatry for years and gained multiple certifications along the way, they merely have the knowledge to guide you on what to do. It is not their job to solve your issues on your behalf because that will make you dependent on them and prevent you from sorting out your battles on your own.
While you are receiving guidance from a counselor, therefore, it will not hurt to add the seven spiritual laws of prosperity to the things you should remember.
Law Of Vacuum
The vacuum law entails that you can treat your mind like a vacuum machine that can only suck in all the good things in your environment. We are talking about happiness, excitement, success, fulfillment, and so much more, which you might miss when stress reigns in your system.
Law Of Circulation
This law is applicable for the people who love to hoard stuff, … Read the rest...
Being in college is one of the best things in your life, which is why you have to make the best and most out of it. As much as possible, enjoy every single day that you get for this particular moment in your life. Remember that once you graduate from tertiary education level, you will start to take on several responsibilities in your life. When this happens, the expectations of the people around you, especially your family, will increase significantly.
However, college days are not all about fun and excitement. There are days when you may feel lost because of never-ending deadlines from different subjects. It can be challenging to find a balance between managing your academic concerns and spending time with friends or a boyfriend. Sometimes, when all these things clash with each other, it can be a struggle to determine which ones to prioritize. As such, do not be surprised to find out if you encounter stress and anxiety.
As a college student, encountering stress on your day-to-day college life is only normal. Because of this, you have to be smart in looking for strategies on how to minimize or eliminate stress. Below are some of the tips that you have to consider if you want to say goodbye to worry days:
Take It Slow
One of the top reasons why you are feeling stressed out at the moment is because you are probably in a … Read the rest...
Based on what counselors often say, being away from home evokes a sense of freedom to most people. It’s as if you can eat or do anything that comes to mind without much care in the world. Many also forget their diet and exercise routines, thinking they can accomplish both once they’re back.
As tempting as that may sound, we should try not to get lured by such distractions. You may be in a different place, but the risks to your well-being still exist. That thought may even amplify them, to be honest.
Before hopping on to the vehicle that’ll take you to your holiday destination, therefore, read these seven ways to stay healthy while traveling.
1. Start With Stretches
Perform warm-up exercises before beginning your day so that the blood can freely move in your veins. A routine that covers your head, shoulders, arms, legs, and feet can keep your muscles from tiring out quickly.
2. Go For Healthy Food Options
Every time you’re not busy touring the place, make sure to cook your food. Although all you may want to do is relax and sample the specialty of the restaurants there, you need to do that to be able to choose the ingredients you’ll consume. Considering you no longer have the energy to prepare a meal, then order more greens than meat. Luckily, there are franchises now that offer such varieties everywhere. They’re not as common as McDonald’s, … Read the rest...
When a conversation with friends leans towards stress, everyone has to voice out his or her two cents on the topic. A married one with young kids tends to say that she cannot wait for the day when all her brood can take on chores at home so that she can relax. Another fellow is outspoken when it comes to the fact that he does not delegate work to his subordinates unless they can perfect it to avoid redoing the task. The others may then chime in to talk about the things that cause their fatigue.
If we base our opinion on how the folks mentioned above think of stress, we can tell that people are either annoyed or afraid of it. It makes you restless; it keeps you from having quality time alone or with family. Not to mention, stress is known as the ultimate factor that triggers many physical and mental disease out there. That’s why it undoubtedly has a bad reputation in the eyes of everyone.
Nonetheless, you should not hate stress too much when it’s only on a low level. After all, it enables you to:
1. Boost Memory
Pressure on its initial stage pushes you to use your brain more than usual. There is a problem in front of you, and so it is your system’s natural reaction to try to resolve it. Although you may not always find a solution for the issue at … Read the rest...
If only there’s a stress-proof place on earth, it would be the most crowded. People, especially those in adulthood, suffer from stress, and often some cases are too overwhelming that they lead to other mental health issues such as depression.
Since there is no escaping stress, we need to find a place where we can detoxify and regain positivity. Isn’t there a more relaxing way than sitting by the beach, reading your favorite book or sipping a margarita, in the Bahamas or Maldives, maybe?… Read the rest...
“Why are you crying again?” I asked my sister as I walked into her room.
“I’m so stressed out. I think James is fooling around with their new intern. I don’t know what to do!” The smell of her foul breath enveloped my being and instantly made me sick.
“TicTac’s, Lorie!” I said.
“Huh?” She was clueless and didn’t even know what I was talking about.
I’m not cold or insensitive. You can say that I’m tough and stress is just a “game” to be played for me. Meaning – if there are stressful situations in my life, I don’t crumble and cry hopelessly. Instead, I find a way to circumvent my stress and make it into a positive moment. Unfortunately, my sister, Lorie is not like that. She was diagnosed with depression when we were in our teens and she’s been having a hard time with her emotions. Our magic word for it is “stress”. I can never say the D-word in her presence. She won’t be able to take it well.
“Your breath stinks! When was the last time you brushed your teeth? Did you take a bath today?” No, she didn’t take a bath today, or yesterday, or the day before.
“Was that the shirt you wore when I waved at you from the road last Saturday?” I was starting to get angry at her. We live a few … Read the rest...
Women eat stress for breakfast, lunch and dinner. But that’s how women are – they live for stress and life for them must be that way because they are SUPERS. Women stomp on it and cough it out in one blast. Men, on the other hand, are not accustomed to stress which is why an increasing number of them realize they could benefit from psychiatric help. How can they be? It’s always the women who carry the heavy load at home and outside the sanctuary – cook, clean, laundry, kids and work. Men are the breadwinners, yes, but they are not domesticated. And let’s face it, household and family issues are the stressful type of issues in life, do you agree?… Read the rest...
Did you know that you have absolute control over the stressors in your life? Are you aware that there are so many things that you can do to combat stress? When you allow stress to overpower you, there is a high tendency that everything in your life will start to crumble down.
Being stressed can affect your relationships with other people. At the same time, it can also lead to loss of focus making you incompetent in everything you do.… Read the rest...