Knowing What Stress Can Do To Your Body

We might not know it but stress can actually do more damage to your body than most people think. Most people take advantage of their body’s limit and push it to extreme just to get the job done, while thinking that their body will adapt to the stress they impose upon it. But truth to tell, our body have a certain capacity in which it can function; exceed those capacities and you will end up in one of the rooms of the hospital waiting for your body to recover. Stress can affect you in many ways – physical, mental and emotional functions are disrupted gaining you the inability to function properly whether social, personal or career work. Stress effects on your body There is a certain degree in which stress can affect your body. A stressed person will complain of headaches and body pains here and there. If left unchecked, …

eys To Success in Buying and Selling Distressed Real Property

How to Maximize Your Success in Buying and Selling Distressed Real Property© Ariel Weissberg, 2006, All Rights Reserved Today, more than ever before, we are bombarded with “get-rich-quick” schemes in the media. In this modern electronic age of 24/7 where the separation between work and pleasure is blurred by constant demands for higher and more immediate productivity, the allure of these so-called business opportunities with the promise of more money with less work is the modern “cry of the sirens”: even the most sophisticated among us are drawn toward the dream of chucking the “rat race” in favor of working as your own boss, making huge dollars. Today, one of the most heavily advertised opportunities on the internet, (seemingly second only to the spam avalanche for increased sexual performance) is buying and selling distressed real property. Here, supposedly free lists of foreclosures are marketed with the “promise” that even the …

Keeping Your Wedding Safe & Stress Free

Ever heard of wedding insurance? Most brides and grooms have probably never heard of it, or they scoff at the idea of insuring their wedding. However, purchasing some short-term wedding insurance can be a way of saving yourself a lot of grief if your wedding is cancelled or someone gets injured at your reception. What Types of Wedding Insurance are Available? Brides and grooms can opt to purchase two types of wedding insurance. There is wedding cancellation insurance and also wedding liability insurance. Wedding cancellation insurance provides coverage should your wedding be cancelled due to bad weather, and officiant not showing up, and more. It protects your deposits, attire, photographs, etc. The other type of wedding insurance is wedding liability insurance, which protects you if there is injury or property damage that occurs at your wedding. This type of wedding insurance is more common, as many venues require that couples …

Keeping a Safe Distance from Management Stress

You finally got your well-deserved promotion. After working years and years on proving your worth, having been recognized for your efforts and getting that sizeable increase is making all the hard work well worth it. But then again you didn’t count on all the pressure the new job comes with. You suddenly notice that you’re always tired, irritable and hardly gets any sleep, in other words you’re all stressed out. Managing an office is not a simple task, as it seems. The responsibilities that can come with the job can be quite tremendous and for lesser people a breakdown is not uncommon. Management stress is a common occurrence with upper management. Keeping Away from Management Stress So as to not succumb to management stress, a person must be able to discipline him or herself. Have a proper work, rest and play schedule. Keeping yourself organized won’t let you get stressed …

Keep the little things … little.

Too much stress? Get dressed before bed, make breakfast the night before, and work with the little voices … say what? Ever feel you have too much stress in your life? Most of know there is good stress and bad stress. Good stress challenges us, helps us be productive, creative and leaves us feeling better for having coped. Some stress isn’t good for us, especially if it lasts for longer periods of time. Most articles I’ve read suggest we have no control over 90 percent of stressors that could impact us. They are probably going to happen whether we like it or not. Do we turn a blind eye? Are there little things we can do to mitigate the daily stressors we all face? I’m talking little things. One of my neighbors, Dr. David Posen has written three books relating to stress and lifestyle management. He observes we all have …

It took a tragedy to help me to increase my self-esteem

There are many people seeking help and ways to increase their self-esteem or self-confidence. This article describes how I managed to pull myself out of depression, and how I boosted my own self-esteem by hearing about a tragedy which happened in my local area. I am the type of person who always saw life as one big struggle. I thought that I had it tough, that I was so unfortunate. To say that I worried about things was an understatement. I stressed so much that my hair began to turn grey by the age of twenty-one. My self-esteem had been shot to pieces by people who had bullied me at school and despite many attempts to achieve happiness, had not been able to find it. I was a very negative thinker and certainly did not appreciate what I actually did have in life, which were a superb family and some …

Is Your Work Stressing You? Test Yourself

All of us who are working to earn our living face some stress in our work life. Many of us face more stress than we can cope up with. But sometimes we don’t realize that. The stressed life becomes a routine, and we don’t bother to check if we are under more than acceptable stress. Can tests and quizzes help us find out the true state of affairs? Let us find out. Let me talk about few quizzes that you can take to understand your work life and stress better. For example quizzes that are titled – Are you stressed? Are you a work slave? Do you believe in fun at work? Are you living a tense life? Are you burning out yourself? Are you fighting stresses in the right way? And Are you a good time manager? Will all tell us something about our mental state? How do these …

Is Your Weight Stressing You Out?

I have been asked recently, what is my secret for my weight loss. I jokingly just say I quit eating. But I am serious. Who says you must eat 3 meals every day? Did GOD tell Adam he must eat 3 balanced meals a day? I have also heard it said that to lose weight you must eat 3 meals a day. Wow, who comes up with this stuff. What I have found to be true in all my current research is this. Most people who are over- weight; (and how many people do you know that are not over weight, especially our children?) are overweight because their body is suffering from mal-nutrition. You may ask, how can someone 100lbs over their ideal body weight be suffering from mal-nutrition? Folks, as we have all heard it many times before, and this is my opinion, there is nothing good in processed …

Is Your Job Stressful? Add a Little Harmony

Every job has stress. Some stress is due to the nature of the job, some stress we apply to ourselves, and some stress is caused by those around us, be it demanding bosses, unreasonable customers or unproductive and scheming co-workers. Malcolm S. Forbes once said, “If you have a job without any aggravations, you don’t have a job.” So if workplace stress is a given, then how we handle this stress has a large impact on how well we perform and how much we enjoy our job. The fact is that living and working with others is not always easy. You don’t have to like the people you work with, but you do need to be able to co-exist and co-operate with them. You can start by remembering that everyone has their place and the more harmony you can bring to the situation the more enjoyable it will be for …

Is Your Home Business Stressing You Out?

You want to start a home business; most people want to work at home for several reasons. What’s your reason? Are you tired of having that boss breathing down your neck? Are you looking for something that can bring in some additional income for you or your family? Are you traveling too much in your current position and want to do something new? Whatever the reason, you’ve made the decision. It may appear like the perfect opportunity, working your own hours and not having anyone tell you what to do. Let’s be honest, amidst all of this home business paradise, there will be some stress involved and if the stress begins to overtake the amount of fun you should be having while working at home, it may be time to step back to see what has gone wrong. One the most stressful aspects of running your own home based business …

Is Your Food Stressing You Out?

I’m in a continual state of alert regarding so-called cures for stress, depression and anxiety. I want to be aware of any new breakthroughs that happen and I also want to be equally aware of new solutions that simply offer false hope. Snake oils and magic bullets are offered to sufferers by the dozen, offering plenty of hope but little in terms of a permanent cure. Snake oils and magic bullets are always associated with forms of quackery. More often than not it will be dietary supplements, potions, mysticism or new age remedies such as ayurvedic medicine, acupuncture, crystals, magnets and such like. However, snake oils and magic bullets can be provided by more trusted sources such as the medical community. An antidepressant drug being the main magic bullet that is anything but. Another far less obvious magic bullet is provided by the ubiquitous food police. In our society, it …

Is Your Company’s Stress Management Program Stressful In Itself?

Some simple advice — and pass-along strategies — for reducing stress in the workplace. Stress is costing American business big time. Estimates range from $80 billion to $300 billion annually in illnesses, absenteeism, diminished productivity, accidents, mistakes, burnout, high turnover, and soaring health insurance premiums. It’s no surprise, then, that many companies have been fighting the stress epidemic aggressively with an arsenal of anti-stress initiatives. But a nagging question remains. If all the stress management programs out there are so effective, why are so many workers still stressed out? The answer may lie in the fact that some organizations are simply trying too hard. In an effort to reduce stress, they are actually adding to it. As well-intentioned as their stress programs may be, many are complex and time-consuming, require a lot of reading and recall, are heavy on theory and light on practical advice, or just don’t connect with …

Is Stress Ruining Your Life?

Do you find it difficult to make decisions? Do you feel generally unsettled and sometimes downright irritable? When you stop and think about it are you aware of an underlying sense of anxiety or worry that permeates every aspect of your life? If you’re nodding your head to all or most of these questions chances are that you are suffering from chronic stress. Although the word stress is frequently heard it’s far reaching long term damage is little appreciated. Allowing it to continue builds invisible barriers in your life and limits your ability to simply enjoy life and your capacity to express emotions and appreciate opportunities. If a sense of stress becomes the norm rather than the exception you run the risk of inflicting serious damage to your health and limits to your future happiness. Think about it – imagine how different your life would be if you just went …

Is Stress Keeping You Up At Night?

What keeps Americans awake at night? While for some it may have been too much pizza, for most business people today, especially entrepreneurs, managers, and executives, it’s stress. There’s just too much to do, and not enough time to do it. The result of the hyped-up business climate we live in today is a population that’s dependent on medication and drugs to sleep and get through the day. These only serve to increase the devastating effects of stress on our lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 60% to 70% of all disease and illness is stress-related. Add to that the fact that an estimated 75% to 90% of visits to physicians are stress-related, and there’s good reason the drug companies are having a field day. This really isn’t necessary. There is so much good information and knowledge about stress and stress reduction to get all stressed …

Is It Stress Or An Anxiety Attack?

Stress can lead to a host of problems and manifest itself in many ways. One of the more predominant results of stress is an anxiety attack. An anxiety attack can happen at any time to those who suffer from this disorder. Some studies have pointed to a steady increase of people who suffer from anxiety attacks and other stress related disorders. Time Magazine printed an article that referred to the cause of anxiety attacks, which is stress, as an epidemic in 1983. No one would argue against the fact that the world around us has gotten to be a more stressful place, and that can only mean that the number of anxiety attacks will continue to increase. In today’s world, no one is immune from the ill effects of stress, whether it is in the form of depression, agoraphobia or anxiety attacks. Many of us have experience an anxiety attack …

Is Eating Right All The Time Causing You Stress?

Stress can stop your weight loss goals about as much as eating a family size bag of Nacho chips and a 2-Liter bottle of pop can. My approach to weight loss was in gaining my health. Losing 300 pounds was not the first thing that occurred to me, but rather “what could I do to get healthy and eat right”. It was a very strange approach given that I was obviously clinically obese and immediately needed some quick weight loss. I had no idea that our body used food in a very specific manor and that we could improve our energy levels by working with the body, not against it. There were some very specific rules to follow, so being the good student I followed them. It became a religion for me and as I preached it, I made many people quite crazy. I became an outcast because I had …