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...
“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...
Being a mother is more than just a label. It is a responsibility and a job in which you are always on duty. You might think that having more kids would mean more of your daily stress, but research disagrees with this notion. In fact, studies show that mothers who have three kids are more stressed than those who only have one or two kids and those with 4 and more. According to this research, the Dugger effect is in place once you reach a certain number of kids and it starts to get easier.
The truth though is that this could be a complete myth!
No number is more or less stressful when it comes to kids.
There is a notion that your level of stress would be dependent on the number of kids you have. Some say that when you reach a certain number, it’ll get easier since you’ll get used to everything. Others believe that the higher the number of kids you have, the more stressful it becomes. The truth is that every kid is different and raising one will always be stressful.
It may be true that your first child will definitely rock your world, especially since that kid would be a life-changer for you. But any kid that follows will be as stressful as the first one, no matter what.
If you find it easier after 4 kids, it… Read the rest...
Life will be boring if you don’t have the opportunity to handle stressful situations. I am not saying that you should be stressed out all the time. What I’m getting at is that you should know your limit and push yourself to overcome a stressful position. Why? This will show how strong you are as a person and how your mind will work to find ways in circumventing a problem even if it poses certain stressful issues.… 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...