How to cope with stress and increase your natural energy

About a quarter of all people who visit their doctor or medical health practitioner complain about feeling tired, run down or exhausted. Often an underlying health issue is the cause and their body is using all of its available energy to combat the disease process which is the cause of the health issue. However, what if you are in general good health and still suffer from a lack of energy? What steps can you take to improve your energy safely and naturally? The effects of stress, poor nutrition, lack of exercise and allergies can all contribute to fatigue and tiredness so it’s important to look at your lifestyle as a whole instead of focusing on a single aspect. Under normal …

How To Cope With And Reduce Stress

I have always struggled to live a stress-free life. I worry about almost every aspect of life and living this way has caused me a lot of problems including various bouts of ill health from time to time. I needed to find a way of coping with and reducing the amount of stress in my life and in this article I write about how I have managed to achieve this. I suppose my main areas of anxiety have been to do with relationships with my friends and with members of the opposite sex, financial, for example worrying about money and also work related stress. I am the kind of person who is classed as a thinker. I basically think far …

How To Combat Stress

Tips To Ease Tension We all know what it feels like to get emotionally mangled by the weight of day to day struggles. Our bosses yell at us, our spouses yell at us – it feels like an endless circle where getting ahead at the office can leave us with so little energy for home that home turns into battlefield that leaves us with no energy for work. Is mere survival all you can ask of a hassle-filled world ? No. Stress, in fact is not only something you can beat, but a force you can turn into an advantage. You don’t have to run from it, and you don’t need any special stress management. The following tested tips show …

How To Achieve Stress Relief

Stress relief is something that remains allusive to many people. If you’ve ever come home from work and felt like you just couldn’t unwind or been unable to sleep because you just couldn’t stop worrying about something going on the next day, you’re in need of major Stress relief! The problem is that many people don’t talk about stress or really consider it a problem that needs addressing. Whether your stress is caused by work, school, relationships, world events, finances or anything else, it needs attention now before it begins to show its face in the form of physical ailments later. Achieving stress relief is easy- if you know the right techniques to reduce your stress levels. The first major …

Why My Muscles Won’t Grow? Cortisol Stress Hormone Destroy Muscle Tissues

There are many reasons why your muscles won’t grow or why your muscle growth is retarded. One main culprit for your muscle tissue to in a catabolic and not in an anabolic state is the stress hormone called cortisol. This stress hormone, cortisol, is produced by your body when you are under stressful situations. Yes, any type of stress, whether they are mental stress, physical stress or just emotional stress will trigger off an increased in the production of cortisol hormones. A high level of cortisol is always a bane for bodybuilders and that in itself, is creating more stress. When you exercise or especially weightlifting body building exercises, you are placing a tremendous stress on your body. This in …

Why is your job really stressful?

In my survey conducted few weeks back I realized a very crucial fact pertaining to professional career. A common question Is your job really stressful? was the theme of the survey. What was really uncommon was the result of the survey. I realized that a majority of the survey takers were happy with their job. Every morning was a new challenge to them as far as their jobs were concerned. However this was a positive feedback and contradicts the fact that many people are unhappy with their jobs. So I researched more on this topic. This is what I found out, 90% of the masses are happy with their job but extremely stressed because of many allied factors. Let us …

Why Hypnosis Is Better For Stress Than Meditating

Stress Is The Life Killer Stress is the greatest problem for people in the modern world, and it’s much worse than just health problems such as heart attacks that are brought on by too much stress for way too long. Stress impacts EVERYTHING. Stress kills our libido, our enjoyment of life; stress causes disturbed emotions of anger, rage, sadness and depression; stress makes us clumsy; stress causes us to make mistakes and worst of all, stress makes us think stupid thoughts (we become “stress stupid”) and it cuts off the internal flow to our creative and innate talents and abilities. It is clear that we ALL need to de-stress, whether we are teenagers who suffer from acne and migraines as …

Why Do Make-Ahead Recipes Work So Well To Reduce Your Dinner Party Stress?

One of the “tricks” I find most useful for hosting stress-free dinner parties is to make some of the recipes ahead. I find that too many last minute jobs can overwhelm me, so I plan ahead to eliminate as many as possible. The more dishes you can prepare a day or some hours before guests ring your doorbell, the more you reduce your stress. Here are some reasons: • You avoid a last minute crisis if preparation takes longer than you thought it would. • If you like to cook, you’ll have the leisure to enjoy what you’re doing instead of feeling frantic about a deadline • You have time to clean up after you cook. • If there is …

Why Do I Always Feel So Angry?

We have all asked ourselves this question at one time or another. There is no easy way to answer it, but rather to look deep into your own mind and try to find the answers. It is impossible to be fully in control of your life, because we all have constraints and rules that we have to follow. This fact might cause anger for you, perhaps due to experience with a very strict or rigid parent or other authority figure. We all have commitments to uphold, rules to follow, people to deal with, and bad situations to live through. Anger can occur for many reasons, but it is very important to learn how to cope with your anger. You can …

Where to Find Anger Management Courses

You may have a Hollywood image of anger management courses based on recent films that depict the encounters in humorous ways. But anger management is actually a serious approach to tackling a difficult problem. Everyone gets angry at times, usually in varying degrees and for differing reasons. But some people seem to have less control than others, and their rage can explode to a damaging or even a dangerous extent. Anger management courses are designed to help those individuals regain control over volatile emotions. Where Do You Find Anger Management Courses? Sometimes uncontrolled anger is a symptom of another, deeper problem. This may be related to the person’s victimization from childhood or adult abuse, a personality disorder, a hormone imbalance, …

When Couples Are In Stressful Relationship

“A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.” – Pearl S. Buck When two people get married, it means they are making a big commitment. It means they should stay with each other through sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer, till death do them part. Getting into a marriage relationship is the sign of the fullness of their deep romantic love for each other. Yet, their love for each other is tested in the course of time. First, there would be the adjustment period. All couples go through that. There is a saying that you only get to know the person if both …

When Change Happens (Dealing with Loss and Grief)

Needless to say, the time after loss is volatile and confusing for most people. Unresolved issues come to the fore and questions we have not answered must often be confronted. Along with a sense of abandonment and sorrow, anger often arises. Most have little understanding of what they are going through, or what to expect in the future. Facing the unknown can produce additional fear. Yet crisis means opportunity. When the process of grief is handled properly suffering can be diminished and symptoms that may appear later, can be forestalled. It is even possible for the individual to grow a great deal during this time and benefit from the experience. The more we understand what we are going through, the …

When 24 Hours are Just Not Enough: Time Management Techniques to Decrease Stress

Today’s oft repeated expression is that there are just not enough hours in a day to accomplish everything that needs to be done. This holds true for most people who are busy juggling the demands of a job, family, chores, and other commitments. They are constantly under pressure to fulfill all the roles that have been thrust upon them, and this leaves them vulnerable to stress. And while pressure is part and parcel of all work and helps to keep us motivated, excessive amounts can lead to stress. This undermines individual performance and productivity, and is costly to employers when the employees become ill. We are all subjected to stress on a daily basis, largely as a consequence of modern …

What Is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

One thing that is coming up more than ever is the condition called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Some were aware of it before this became the common name and remember it as shell shock. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a disorder suffered by rising numbers of people today. It starts with events that are so traumatic for those suffering, that they can’t deal with it all at once, and shouldn’t be expected too. In wars, many soldiers experience horrors that were extremely beyond anything they could ever prepare for. This has been a strongly noticed issue on the rise since the many soldiers returned home from the Vietnam War. It’s definitely not solely experienced by soldiers either, rather many …

What Causes Holiday Stress?

The holidays are supposed to be a time of celebration when friends and families get together to share food, fun, gifts, and love. They are supposed to be a time of giving, caring and connection when we celebrate important and meaningful events. Why, then, are they often so stressful and what can we do to make them more fun and peaceful? Changing the holiday season from stressful to peaceful depends upon one thing: INTENT. Your intent is whatever is most important to you in any particular moment or situation. At any given moment, we are always in one of two intents. Put in simple terms, it is either more important to you in any given moment to: 1) Be loving …

What Are The Underlying Causes Of Depression And Stress To You?

When you say that the positive tendencies are the cause of happiness in an individual, in the same breath you can say that the negative tendencies are the cause of unhappiness. Well, extreme stress, anxiety and frustration pave a clear way towards depression. It is the same old story through the ages- the eternal conflict between the Light and Darkness. These two forces can not exist at the same time at the same place. When the Light arrives, we need not order the darkness to go. It automatically disappears. Rather it has to. Similarly when the Light goes without thinking a wee-bit, Darkness arrives to boss over once again! It is worthwhile here to contemplate over the common causes of …