Based on what counselors often say, being away from home evokes a sense of freedom to most people. “People need time off from work to recover from stress and prevent burnout,” based on the statement of David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA 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. Richard Shuster, PsyD “Staring at the ocean actually changes our brain waves’ frequency and puts us into a mild meditative state.”
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 … 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. Sarah Rumpf, MA, LPCC says that when it comes to traveling, “Do a little reality-checking.”
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...
Stress can be often difficult to deal with alone. You may feel overwhelmed, angry, and even isolated when you’re dealing with high levels of stress. If you can relate to the description above and you need someone to talk to, read what Betterhelp has to say, or you can take a look at the tips below to help you build a solid support system to help you cope with stress.
- Don’t Rely on One Person
We all have that one friend that we tell absolutely everything to. We share our secrets, our schedules, and sometimes our nonsense opinions with them. While this may usually be a good thing, this can be potentially harmful during a stressful period. Your friend will not always be able to be there for you when you need it most, which can create even more stress for you if you need someone to talk to in that moment. Instead, seek out a great number of people who you love and who you can confide in. This way when you need to talk about something that is bothering you, you will always have someone to speak with, even if it isn’t always your go-to person.… Read the rest...
Many studies have been made to show and prove that millennials – young people ages 18-29 – are the most stressed generation. However, it is obvious that the pressure begins long before they are already at the legal age – specifically during the teenage years. This raises a concern not only among the parents of the teenagers but among the society as well.This is mainly because pressure and stress are linked with the development of mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, and anger issues. These mental disorders might result to the danger of committing suicide.
According to Tiffany Young, Ph.D., LPC, “When someone’s mood or symptoms suddenly improve without cause, it can be a sign to concerned loved ones that the person is trying to convince those around them that everything is OK.”… Read the rest...
While it may be easy to find a therapist who can help you cope with your depression or figure out the reasons behind your bad habits, it can be difficult to find a therapist that is solely known for helping people work through their stress. Whether it’s a strangers chat or a qualified therapist, here are some ways that you can find support for stress; even if you’re looking for online therapy free of charge according to BetterHelp and others.
- Using Online Chat Rooms
There is good news and bad news for this section. The good news is that there are hundreds of different chat rooms online that help with mental illnesses and other emotional issues. The bad news is that there are very few, if any, chat rooms that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of those who need help dealing with and managing their stress. However, there are a few places that you can go to. The first that I highly recommend is 7 Cups of Tea. This website trains each of their volunteers to handle each stranger chat with professionalism and to provide you with valuable resources to help you with your problems.
According to Elizabeth York, M.Ed, LPC, LMFT, “Stress has both positive and negative impact on our lives. The hormones released with stress are used to preserve life and limb from harm.”… Read the rest...
Stress is stress, right? While that may be true to an extent, there are actually different categories of stress which vary depending on what you are currently dealing with in your life. Celeste Campbell, PsyD said “Stress occurs when there is a gap between the current task demands and the resources you have to meet those demands.”
Before you try to search for different types of counseling (shared in this post) based on your stress, take a look at the three categories of stress and their definitions below.
- Acute Stress
Acute stress is the type of stress that you experience when you are dealing with a situation that scares and exciting or when you are doing a great many things in a short time period. For example, acute stress is the type of stress that you may be dealing with when you are talking to a crowd for the first time or when you have to put together a presentation that will be due the next day.… Read the rest...
Stress and Anxiety, although they seem to be one entity, are two entirely different things. These things, however, do play upon each other and if left unchecked, can cause problems such as General Anxiety Disorder and other serious mental illnesses. If you’re currently dealing with high levels of anxiety because of the stress in your life to the point where you need anxiety attack help or counseling and you want to know more about why you’re dealing with what you’re dealing with, take a look at this post: https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/anxiety/be-calm-and-present-how-to-help-someone-with-anxiety-attack/ or read on to the article below to find out the link between your stress and your anxiety.… Read the rest...
While occasional bouts of stress typically present no problems, dealing with stress regularly can affect both your mental and physical health and present problems such as feeling empty or experiencing headaches. Is it a fleeting feeling or something more? Read this article: https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/general/i-feel-empty-when-a-lack-of-meaning-is-something-more-serious/. If you want to learn about the different ways that stress can affect you, take a look at the article below.
The Mental Side Effects of Chronic Stress and Episodic Acute Stress
The effects that too much stress can have on your mind are numerous. From anxiety to depression, here are some of the side effects that you may experience when you are suffering from chronic stress or episodic acute stress.
- Anxiety- Sufferers of long-term stress often deal with anxiety as a result of the fear that they experience during stressful situations. Anxiety comes with its own set of side effects which include excessive sweating, fatigue, nervous energy, intense feelings of dread, heart palpitations, and shaking.
- Depression- On the other end of the spectrum, people dealing with chronic stress may also develop depression. Much like anxiety, depression comes with its own side effects which include fatigue, a lack of interest in things that you used to enjoy, intense sorrow, an increase or decrease in appetite, an increase or decrease in sleeping, irritability, inability to concentrate, slower movements, physical pain, and suicidal ideation.
- Overwhelm- While being overwhelmed pales in comparison to the two side effects listed above, being