Being in a relationship is a very special experience. However, due to chaos in society, stress has become inevitable for everyone. Having a healthy lifestyle is even more important now, including personal holistic health and working on your relationships. According to licensed clinical social worker Jody Ford, “stress impacts our love relationships more than we are aware of or acknowledge.”
Stress is all around us–at work, at home, at school, maybe even at your local grocery store that has incomplete inventory. Because stress is unavoidable, the best solution is to accept it and help reduce stress levels by employing fun and stress-relieving activities. According to Dr. David Ballard, PSyD, ““When stress becomes chronic, this narrow focus continues for a long time and we have difficulty paying attention to other things.” There are a lot of stress-relieving activities that you and your loved one can do together. Below are six de-stressing activities you can enjoy with your partner today:
- Workout Together
Doing physical activities is a great way to relieve stress. Engaging in blood-pumping exercise releases endorphins, which are hormones responsible for promoting good sleep and reducing stress. More so, there are different types of exercises you and your loved one can try even at the comforts of your own home.
- Have A Quiet Dinner At Home
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It may have felt like the best feeling in the world at the start, but every relationship usually goes through the phases of problems whether couples like it or not. However, problems and issues that always pop out and occupy each partner’s minds will result in relationship stress and are deemed unhealthy if left unresolved.
According to Simon Rego, PsyD, “We also know that the brain is very complex, so that many different neurotransmitters or ‘brain chemicals play a role in influencing, and being influenced by, our emotions.”
If you’re having this kind of confusion in your relationship, then check out all these sources of stress that are possibly hindering you and your partner’s healthy romance.
While money is a sensitive talk among people especially between a couple, financial experts still regard ignorance of money issues to be one of the leading culprits of stress in a relationship. Real couple accounts agree to this, and even they are suggesting that money should be talked about during the early phases of the relationship.
As a relationship goes deeper and deeper, couples will eventually share things – from basic household items to investments for the future. Thus, money will be significantly involved. Problems with finances, however, rise among partners if their perspectives are not considered by each other. Experts tell that women view money as security, while men take it as an indicator of self-esteem. … Read the rest...
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.
As opposed to what most people think, blogs are not only for commercial purposes. Other than being a platform for building your business brand or as a way of making money from promoting, reviewing, and advertising different products, blogging can also be a form of treatment or therapy for troubled and stressed minds.
Whether it is an exhausted mind from the things you deem you cannot control or even an unusual blue feeling from lots of pending work, blogging can be therapeutic in a lot of ways. No, it is not maintenance-heavy. It can provide you with the following:
- You Make Your Own Rules
Remember that in your blog, there are no boundaries and no limitations. You can write whatever you feel, whatever you want to say, whatever you wish to think without anyone restricting you to do so.
As your own boss to your own space, having the freedom to write anything is relaxing and stress-relieving. Blogging acts like someone you can share the burden with. You can flow all your problems from your body and mind to your blog without any consequences. Furthermore, writing your problems and issues can make you focus and think of the possible solutions in an organized manner.
- It Can Lead To Personality Development
Blogging is your own stage and a platform to express yourself. Most of the time, you will feel the need to elaborate things that you specifically write if it’s an … Read the rest...
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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People say that you are not doing anything meaningful in life if you never feel stressed out. While that may be true, you should not feel the need to harbor as many sources of stress as possible to be able to claim that you are doing something relevant.
Jenev Caddell, PsyD said “While there are numerous ways to slow down and be more present, the key to cutting down the worry is remembering the importance of doing so.”
Otherwise, you experience the following results of stress that you undoubtedly do not want to hear.
1. It Makes You Ugly
No one can deny how much we all want to look fabulous in everyone’s eyes. The proof of that is the increasing number of makeup, whitening, or tanning products that get advertised in different media outlets every day. More aesthetic centers are popping up as well, considering people have a lot of features that they want to fix.
The thing is, no matter how many products you slap on your face and body, they will all end up useless if your stress level is taller than you. When you wipe off the cosmetics or get rid of the augmentations, you may still look old and ugly since stress can dry your skin, cause acne breakout, and produce wrinkles.
2. It Pushes Your Loved Ones Away
You cannot possibly be exposed to gamma radiation, but when you’re too stressed, you can … Read the rest...
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
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Ending your relationship with your spouse of many years can only be different, but a therapist once told me that sometimes it’s necessary. After all, not every woman in the real world lives like the ones in fairy tales, who get pampered, loved, and honored by their husbands. At the same time, not all men are seen as Prince Charming-material by their wives because they either cheat on them or harbor too many vices. When there are no longer petty quarrels but full-on yelling match in the house for months on end, it is often better to accept that separation is key to a peaceful life.… 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...