Daily Tips – Quiz – Are You An Expert At Fighting Stress?

Stress is becoming pervasive in modern life. We are now finding that stress causes many diseases that can affect our life style. Stress damages our mental peace and physical fitness. Quiz yourself and find out if you are an expert at fighting stress. Stress will always be there – To hope that stress can be avoided in modern life is difficult. All of us face stress in our life. The difference may be in quality of stress and our response to it. We can work on both of these and reduce stress substantially. Quiz your stress level – please find out how much stress you face everyday. Is your stress level equal to what others are facing or more or less? You can do this by talking to few friends and co-workers. If you find that your work itself causes a high level of stress, you can always consider a …

Daily Tips – Promoting Good Health

Stress can be hard on you as well as your health so you might want to think of a few things to do to help you to relive some of your stress. Although you might think that it is impossible to do, there is ways to help you to relive your stress. Therefore, if you would just let me take a few minutes of your time I will show you some techniques to reliving this stress from your body. What is stress and how does it hurt my health? Stress is something that cannot be explained really. You know your body and how your body feels when you’re all upset, as well as worrying about things. You might feel like crying or even yelling this is what stress is. Stress can make you feel very heavy in your mind like not being able to think straight or clearly. Stress can …

Daily Tips – Principles on Stress

Have you ever noticed that every one talks about what stress can do to your health. Most people have anything good to say. Most people have no clue what stress can do for them. It can be good for you if you know how to use it to benefit from it. Your asking how is this, true. Knowing the principles in a guide to thriving on stress can help you to make some changes. These principles start with understanding stress. Learning what stress is and how it can affect your health when you let it get out of control can help you make better choices. Why is stress bad for you? Stress is bad for you in many ways. Stress can cause heart trouble, high blood pressure, as well as many other kinds of troubles when it comes to your health. Yet when you turn it around and learn to …

Daily Tips – Prevent Your Pet Chinchilla From Experiencing Environmental Stress

There are ways you can prevent your pet chinchilla from experiencing environmental stress. You as the owner should make sure all their needs are satisfied. You should also make sure that you are reliable enough to take care of their needs. Your pet depends on you to take care of them physically and emotionally. Make sure the cage is large enough where they can run around and play. Be sure to include a wheel where they can exercise, some toys they can chew on and a hideaway. All of these items can prevent your pet from being bored and stressed out. You should also cover their cage will also help them be less stressed and provide a sense of security. Make sure they get their daily exercise away from their cage. This helps them to be able to roam around and not be holed up 24 hours a day. This …

Daily Tips – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Is A State, Contingent Upon Happening Of An Event

When stress is qualified with two additional words, traumatic on the left side and disorder on the right side, what can happen to an individual? It is not only the situation that you have to face; it is an ordeal that you have to undergo. It is not a disease in itself. Post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a state, contingent upon happening of an event. It depends upon the intensity of the incident, and the level of your response to it. Feeling of danger to life is one of the worst types of traumatic stress disorders one may have to undergo. Our soldiers are but human beings. There is a limit beyond which the human mind would say, “Well, this is the limit. Beyond this I can not bear. This is demonic.” The dastardly war-scenes might trouble his memory, repeatedly. Even if you are not the direct sufferer, …

Daily Tips – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – What Are The Symptoms?

During World War Two, a strange phenomenon called “Battle Fatigue” affected many veterans after they returned home from combat zones in Europe and the Pacific. Today, we know this condition to be “post traumatic stress disorder”. Back then, returning veterans didn’t talk about it, because discussing these worrisome symptoms suggested weakness or cowardice. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a medical disorder that can occur to anyone after experiencing an extremely stressful situation. Soldiers aren’t the only ones to suffer from this condition. Natural disaster survivors, as well as those who have experienced and survived attacks and accidents, also suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. More than 5 million adults are affected by this disorder every year. Twice as many women are affected than men. Post traumatic stress disorder wasn’t even understood until the 1970’s. Many sufferers were diagnosed as having stress or battle fatigue, given medication and sent home. …

Daily Tips – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Rape, and Sexual Abuse

The estimated risk for rape survivors developing post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is 49%. The risk for those beaten or experiencing physical assault is 31.9%, whilst the risk for others who experienced sexual assault is 23.7%. Given these figures, it is no wonder women are more likely to develop PTSD than men, as they are statistically significantly more likely to experience sexual assault. Post traumatic stress disorder is characterized by intense fear, a sense of helplessness, or horror. It can affect all areas of a person’s life, their emotions, mental wellbeing, and physical health. And symptoms are generally worse in situations, like rape and abuse, where the trauma was deliberately initiated against those involved. A person with post traumatic stress disorder may re-live the traumatic events, having flashbacks or other reminders and images that intrude on their waking hours, or in dreams and nightmares. These reminders may also trigger physical …

Daily Tips – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): What Is It

Over the past decade, as I have worked with cops, firfighters, abuse victims and children of addicts, I have learned that there are many causes for PTSD. It has also affirmed my belief that PTSD is real and harmful, not only to those who have it, but also to those around them. It impacts the way we act, react, our motivation and our capacity to feel–well, anything. Terrifying experiences that shatter people’s sense of predictability and invulnerability can profoundly alter their coping skills, relationships and the way they perceive and interact with the world. The criteria for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are 1) exposure to a traumatic event(s) in which the person witnessed or experienced or were confronted with an event or events that involved actual or threatened death or serious injury, or a threat to the physical integrity of self or others, and 2) the person’s response involved …

Daily Tips – Post Traumatic Stress Among Soldiers

The Brave, The Few and The Proud… The Vietnam War is one part of our dark history, an infamous conflict during the early 70s. This is a military event between the Communist forces of North Vietnam supported by China and the Soviet Union, and the non-communist forces of South Vietnam which was supported by the United States. It was a fierce battle between the Vietcong forces and the U.S Troops which ended after the Fall of Saigon in April 30, 1975. It was a very costly war for the U.S but the main casualties are the Vietnam veterans which resulted from having a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This disorder is caused by prolonged exposure to violence and active warfare, also known as combat fatigue. This type of stress disorder is a delayed response to any stress situation or it can be threatening or catastrophic in nature like being in a …

Daily Tips – Playing The Stress Relief Game

Coping with excess stress is no fun. Yet life lived to the full is meant to be fulfilling, rewarding and joyful. The problem with too much stress is that it comes along like the proverbial thief in the night and snatches life’s pleasures. Most people do not take the necessary steps to protect the real assets of life; the pleasurable things that really matter most. Those little foxes of worry soon turn into major anxieties and the monster of super stress raises its immense, ugly head. Well let’s look at some to deal with this major problem. He is a great idea to help you cope with stress. In fact, this idea is great fun. How about playing games in order to relieve your stress? Does that sound like fun? Well it is! Playing games is something that we all laughed and the child and now it’s time to be …

Daily Tips – Play To Your Amusement With Stress Management Balls!

For managing the stress, there are two types of methods such as temporary methods and the permanent method. Temporary methods are many, but the permanent method is only one—meditation! That is the ultimate stress management product. Meditation leads to a state of supreme happiness. But in this mad race of materialistic world, many say that they don’t have time for meditation. What a strange paradox! Meditation leads you to happiness. And you don’t find time to become happy! Don’t feel alienated with stress and be in the know of stress management balls. Coming to the contemporary methods of stress relief, one of the popular one is—achieve stress relief through stress balls. When you are under stress, to remain without activity will add more to your stress. You are restless, and to find a way out, take something in your hand, and squeeze it. Play with it in style. It will …

Daily Tips – Stress Management

Have you ever said the words, “This job/my life is so stressful!” Or something else along those lines? Most people believe that stress is something that happens in their lives. They believe it is the result of outside circumstances beyond their control. We are stressed if our work is too difficult. We get stressed when people in our lives aren’t doing what we want them to do. We are stressed when it’s been too long since a vacation. We get stress over deaths, weddings, major purchases and a host of other things. We talk as if stress is something outside ourselves—a condition of things in our external environment. It’s not. Health professionals will tell us that stress is a contributing factor in many physical ailments—heart attacks, asthma, high blood pressure, stroke and many others. There are several diagnoses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV, the diagnostic tool of therapists …

Daily Tips – Stress Less And Relieve Tension In Your Mind And Body.

Do you ever get the feeling that you just cant think straight any longer? That your ability to concentrate has just disappeared? That your brain has somehow reached overload and your thought processes have ground to a halt? You’re tired and irritable! Perhaps your neck feels stiff and your shoulders and muscles are tight, and your head aches! Does all this seem familiar? We all know stress – it’s part of life! Pressure is a form of stress and we use it every day, at work and in our daily lives. We apply pressure to ourselves, or it is applied to us, when we set time frames and objectives for projects, goals and ambitions. Without pressure and stress we would simply get nothing done, we wouldn’t achieve anything! Stress is good when it invigorates your life and challenges you to reach the limits of your potential. Stress can be bad …

Daily Tips – Stress Less, Breathe More

I must start our by stating that I believe there is good stress and bad stress. As in most things in life, there are opposites: good and bad, yin and yang, light and dark…(you get the idea). Let’s start with the good kind and then work our way along the continuum. When you are put in a situation where you are challenging your capabilities, whether it is competitive sports, public speaking, or starting your own business, you are having an intimate experience with good stress. Without these challenges, your life would remain stagnant, albeit comfortable. If you are content to live life just below the surface, great; but maybe you just need a little encouragement or a fresh perspective. Try replacing your fear with a heightened sense of awareness. Look through eyes which are not placing judgments on situations or people, and simply observe. Practice this relaxed state of mind, …

Daily Tips – Stress Less!

STRESS. “Yes, the S word’. Stress is the ‘wear and tear’ our bodies experience as we adjust to our constantly changing environment. Stress has both physical and emotional effects on us and can it can create positive or negative feelings. As a positive influence, stress can help compel us to action; it can result in a new consciousness and an exciting new perspective. As a negative influence, it can result in feelings of distrust, rejection, and depression, which in turn can lead to health problems such as headaches, upset stomach, insomnia, ulcers and other health problems. As you can see, as we adjust to different situations, stress can either help or hinder us depending on how we react to it. I’m not going to sit here and tell you that you shouldn’t let things concern you but what I do what to say is that you can slowly begin to …

Daily Tips – Stress Is The Part Of Life

Stress, in the negative sense, is the root cause of all problems. Stress, in the positive sense, is the galvanizing force for all creative and constructive activities. Stress relief has to be achieved– it is both art and science! When you manage the stress, the negative tendencies fall apart. And when this happens, relief is the natural outcome. You manage stress relief over any particular issue. Soon you are upset over another issue, which means that your mind requires further tuning. Any temporary gain is no gain at all. You don’t like sending the vehicle to the garage for repairs every other day. You seek the advice of the mechanic for a permanent solution. Stress relief measures that you adopt, must chisel out a new personality of you, from your existing confusing set up. First of all, you have to scan your personality in an impartial manner- observe yourself from …

Daily Tips – Stress Incontinence: Among Other Concerns for Women

Does coughing, sneezing, or laughing too much cause you to leak urine? You might be experiencing a urinary problem which is the most common form of incontinence in women. Incontinence is defined as an involuntary loss of urine that is enough to cause a social or hygiene concern. Urine is produced by the kidneys and collected in the bladder, which expands like a balloon as the volume increases. When full, the bladder empties itself by releasing the urine via the urethra. Most people need to pass water every three to four hours during the day and up to once or twice in the night. For normal urination, the muscular wall of the bladder has to contract at the same time as a valve mechanism at the outlet of the bladder relaxes. However, urine tends to leak most when one coughs, during intense laughter, or when doing exercise such as jumping …

Daily Tips – Send Your Stress Away In San Jose? Yes, Really – Travel Information

Situated in the very south of the San Francisco Bay, San Jose is a beacon of technology, innovation and modern culture. With a population larger than that of neighboring San Francisco and one of the highest per family average incomes in the country, San Jose is the epicenter of Silicon Valley’s booming tech and dot-com business. Finding airfare to San Jose is also an excellent alternative for accessing the wonderful southern San Francisco Bay Area, including the beaches of Half Moon Bay, the wilderness of Año Nuevo State Reserve, and the halls of Stanford University. A Hallmark of California Heritage San Jose’s foundations go far deeper than just the modern tech industry of today; the affluent city is certainly not a sole anomaly of the 1990s dot-com explosion. Originally, El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe was established in 1777 as a Spanish colony central to Alta California. When California …

Daily Tips – Self-Talk to Thriving on Stress

Self-talk is an inner guide that you can use to guide self to thrive on stress. When you learn to use your self-talk tool, you assemble ways that help you to constructively improvise and find new ideas to develop healthy skills. Self-talk gives you a flex plan that helps you when you run into confrontations. When you have those tug-of-wars going on in your head, sometimes you have to sit back, open a discussion with you and discover new ideas that guide you to thriving on stress. Sometimes the masquerades that go on in your mind will cause successions of mixed changes. You often find it harder to manage stress when your mind is cluttered. Your mind may cease to work properly, which often builds up blind spots that hinder you from achieving your goals. When you develop a mindful force to understand your stress, you can then see a …

Daily Tips – Self Management to Stop Stress

Not enough time, boss pushing for work to be completed, children are annoying you, bills to pay, shopping to be done, housework to do, partner asking for your help… Does this seem like a familiar scenario in your life? Stress is always with us controlling what we do and how we feel. If you’re stressed you do things faster and in an unhappier way. You either become aggressive towards other people as a form of releasing the stress or you become submissive by hiding the stress. By being submissive and hiding your stress, it internally eats at you hurting your emotions and your relationships. By being aggressive towards another person, you temporarily feel relief, but then reality kicks in as you feel more stressed from hurting the other person. You need to learn ways to manage your stress and not let it get the better of you and the people …