Stress is an inevitable part of life. While it can sometimes be good, pushing us to improve ourselves further, stress can often be more of a negative force. Such can become damaging not only to our physical health but also to our relationships.
Writing is one of my ultimate passions in life that I decided to embrace at the age of 16. I used to create articles for the school paper, join journalism competitions, and even prepare speeches for various people. Even though I slightly went on a different path when I decided to take up a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at the university, writing never left my heart. So, when a door opened for me to return to my first love, I stepped right into it at once without looking back.
The journey from there, however, was honestly not the easiest. For sure, I loved writing more than anything, and it would bring me so much joy to see others read or learn from my work. The thing is, I chose to remain in the freelancing world in which everyone has to fight for their spot or be ready to take on multiple projects at once to make ends meet.
At first, it was still fun. I would proofread books on the side, write articles for two different clients, and beta-read for another author. When the first and last projects ended, I was left with writing jobs. To be specific, I had to write five or six articles every day, with the clients merely giving me a title and set of keywords. The more days went on, the more it felt like my ideas were running out. Then, one morning, I caught … Read the rest...
“You only live once.” That is a motto that practically every millennial swears by these days. It is the driving force behind every crazy activity they try or every adventure they take on. These people do not care much about owning a house or having a stable source of income. A lot of them merely stick to their jobs to fund the things they want to do. If someone offers to pay for every trip they go to, it is possible that they will not think twice before saying adios to their bosses and colleagues.
The thing is, such ideals are much different from what the generation before they follow. In their parents’ mind, everyone should keep on working hard to save for retirement. They frown upon young people who get their paycheck and blow it all at the mall or leisure trip. They are not fond of the YOLO movement either, which makes them think that kids nowadays are getting lazier by the minute.
If I can be honest, though, I would say that the members of the previous generation need to loosen up a little. To give a new twist to an old saying, all work, and no play does not make life worth living. The millennials may have to learn more about taking responsibility, but the adults should know how to relax sometimes as well because:
- Stress Will Be A Staple In Your Life
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Do you have a lot of DIY products that you wish to share or sell to the world, but you cannot decide how to do it more effectively?
That can understandably be enough to stress you out. Imagine, you know that your creations are much better than what consumers get in the market. However, they cannot see that because you have no idea how to promote them. Worse, it’s all you might think about, preventing you from coming up with other things that people might love.
There are two paths that you may take from here on out. The first one is the slow, traditional route, which consists of opening a physical store, going to malls or parks to send out flyers, or hanging banners on the streets to advertise your products. It is known to work well for many companies in the past, so you are free to give it a shot now, too.
The second path that many entrepreneurs recommend, though, is to use Pinterest for marketing purposes. This platform is similar to Instagram, in the sense that you can share photos here. Despite that, you may see it as your digital public gallery, showroom, and whatnot.
Below are a few ideas on how to start marketing with Pinterest and stop stressing over your online presence.
1. Create A Business Account
Apart from the fact that it makes things official, a Pinterest account that is specifically for business … Read the rest...
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...
“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...