12 Easy Tips To Guarantee Stress Free Group Travel

If you are planning to go on a group tour, there are lots of things you can do to make the trip fun and enjoyable for yourself and for your fellow travelers. Here is a great checklist to get you started. 1. Pack a small bag to carry along on the bus. While your main luggage will go in the designated area of the bus, you should pack a small carry on the bus. This will be handy for snacks, books to read, and other accessories you may want easy and quick access to. 2. Don’t’ forget your camera. And once you have packed your camera, don’t forget to take pictures! I know that sounds obvious, but I always get …

10 Ways to Reduce Commuting Stress

Do you get out of your car with a queasy stomach, a headache and your blood pressure registering through the roof? If you do, that energy vulture called stress may have sent your pulse skyrocketing. In a study conducted at the University of California at Irvine, researchers found that the stress of commuting takes a major toll on health. According to the study, it has direct physiological effects of raising blood pressure and releasing stress hormones into the body. Not only that, long commutes (more than 18 miles one way) may also increase the likelihood of having a heart attack due to exposure to high levels of air pollutants, which appears to be a risk factor for heart disease. Although …

10 Ways to Manage Work Stress for Women

Women are more prone to workplace because of the many roles they play in life: as career woman, wife, mother, daughter, and friend. Women work way beyond the 9-5 shift, often having to rush home to cook dinner, help the kids with homework, and prepare the next day’s office attire for the hubby. The stress and anxiety caused by endless tasks and impossible deadlines in a high-speed, high-tech world has made women’s lives a living web of complexity. The question is: How can women cope with stress and anxiety? The first step is to dissect the problem and understand how these psychological and emotional conditions make women’s lives more difficult. Stress is a combination of fatigue, restlessness, depression, over-focusing, and …

9 Secrets For Stress-Free Living

1) Accept the problem You have to be at peace with a problem, WHILST it is in existence, for the solution to come to you. i.e. you have to accept yourself where you are, no matter what – you cannot solve any problem without first accepting it, and yourself. We spend so much of our time trying to deny what has happened or deny a part of ourselves, pushing it away, which only leads to more of the problem appearing in your life. Very often simply fully accepting the part of you that is creating the problem will be enough to have it disappear, as it is so used to being pushed away/rejected. Part of you is trying to send …

7 Steps to take the Stress out of Homework

Homework is at best a chore for most children and, unless they are very committed, They find homework difficult, often because they are not motivated. Consider the following questions. When your child does homework to what degree is he or she comfortable, focused and relaxed or is doing homework a battle and a struggle every night? If so: Do you have to give homework help regularly? Have you spoken to his or her teachers? Have you tried gentle pep talks? Do you resort to harsh reprimands? Rarely will any or these work in isolation and pep talks and reprimands are the last things you should use as they will simply build up resistence to school and homework. The struggle with …

7 Leading Causes Of Stress

In 1967, Thomas H. Holmes and Richard H. Rahe, from the University of Washington, did a study on the connection between significant life events and illness. As part of that study, they compiled a chart of the major causes of stress. That chart, which contained 43 causes of stress in 1967, was updated to 55 causes in 2006. Apparently, society is finding more causes to feel stressed. If you knew the leading causes of stress in your life, would you take action to eradicate them? Can you eradicate stress – or is it an inoperable condition that will be with you all of your life, possibly causing your eventual death? Which Is Your Leading Cause of Stress? 1. Finances Most …

6 Steps To Stress Avoidance

Anything taken too much is bad for the health, and the long term effects of stress are well documented, which is why it is such an important area. As with everything in life prevention is always better than cure so I have provided 6 steps to help you avoid becoming stressful. A little stress is actually good, as it could serve to help you function at your best. However, stress that seems a little too much could take a physical, as well as mental, toll to your body. Stress should be managed in order for depression or anxiety to be prevented. I recommend you see a stress counselor if you think you may be suffering from stress but there are …

Controlling Stress At Work

The every day excitement of life tells everyone that it is a game of the best on top. If you want to be the one that is on top you will need to be prepared to tackle anything that comes before you at work. You will need to become ready to deal with many types of stress that will come from work. New developments in the workplace have made stress higher than it was before. Knowing this bit of information is also realizing that the well being of the workers is in a decline. At work, many different kinds of stress are faced. In 1996, the World Health Organization released a report that stated that stress is thought to be …

Confronting Burnout, Stress and Anxiety

It’s like being in a dead end…finally reaching a stage in your career when you come face-to face with a complete sense of disillusionment with your job, and perhaps, with yourself. You no longer get any satisfaction nor fulfillment in everything that you do, and no one can talk you out of whatever decision you have already made. It’s the point of no return. It’s about time that you give yourself, not just a break, but freedom from stress and anxiety that have been tearing your world apart. It’s simply called burnout. Burnout is a deep-seated sense of disillusionment and exhaustion with a job or career that used to provide so much excitement and motivation. No one is exempted from …

Computer Use And Repetitive Stress Injuries

Repetitive stress injuries have been around for some time but have really come into there own with the dawn of the technology age or computer age. It’s been the computer age for awhile now, and that’s why words like “repetitive stress injury” and “carpal tunnel syndrome” are a part of our everyday lexicon now. Many families use a computer at least for some reason every day. This could be for work, for school homework, checking e-mail, surfing the Internet, instant messaging with friends or playing computer games. From the very young to the not so young person, people’s lives are impacted by computers every day. And as a consequence, the occurrence of repetitive stress injuries caused by hours in front …

Combat Stress – 7 Practical Methods

A stress-free lifestyle could very well do wonders in eliminating depression. Here are 7 practical methods to combat stress: 1. Express Amusement And Be Happy. Laugh hard and loud. If you don’t have a sense of humor, find someone else who has. Laughter releases endorphins (happy chemicals) from the body, and it helps boost your immune system. 2. Take Control Over Your Time and Schedule. You’ll be much more able to deal with stress if you have a good handle on your job, relationships, and other activities. When you are in control, you are more inclined to stay focused and calm. Plan your time wisely. Remember to leave room for unexpected events – both negative and positive. Be adaptable in …

Clutter and Chaos: two things that can give you enormous stress

Clutter and chaos are the two things that can really cause stress and anxiety to just about anyone. People who often lose their car keys, billing statements, or just about anything important often experience a frantic search inside every nook and cranny of their home. Constantly losing property and small yet important things can be such a time-waster. Add to that the enormous frustration of not knowing the location of something important at the time when you need that something the most. But there is a way out of the clutter and chaos. Our lives shouldn’t be too complicated or cluttered with a million and one things that we hardly need. Most people have piles and piles of junk, even …

Christmas Stress Relief: 7 Simple Tips

Everyone loves Christmas, but the biggest complaint I hear is, “It gets too hectic.” It’s still the favorite season for most of us, but we do get tired. We still have to make a living; we still have to maintain our daily lives and then we add shopping for gifts, wrapping the gifts, decorating, entertaining or attending parties and possibly baking. It’s fun and festive, but we get tired. Take some of the stress out of Christmas. Don’t wait until the Christmas season begins to start thinking about it. Plan ahead and you’ll enjoy it even more. Here are seven stress-relieving tips to make your favorite holiday relaxed and worry-free. Decide Who You Want To Buy For Make a list …

Child Stress Management Ideas

Many children suffer from various forms of stress and in this article I give advice on how parents can help their child during these periods. Their stress can cause them to have nightmares and to lose their self-confidence. I hope you find this article interesting and beneficial. Children who have nightmares There are many reasons why children can start to have nightmares. I have two children, both of whom at various stages of their lives wake up crying and upset. My young son started to have nightmares after watching the film Lord Of The Rings. He really enjoyed watching the film and wanted to watch it on a regular basis and would even re-inact the battles. The film itself is …

Change: Major Source of Stress and Anxiety

Almost everyday, new discoveries and inventions take the headlines. Modern day living has caused our lifestyles to adapt to the radical changes brought about by advancement in science and technology. And along with these changes come stress and anxiety. While change is inevitable, stress is our natural response to any changes in our environment. Normally, people develop anxiety whenever they encounter a situation that they have no control over; or a person or object that causes feelings of uneasiness and apprehension. People are often afraid, worried, or anxious over something that is unrecognized or unknown. That is why change is a major source of stress that causes bodily and mental tension — which eventually leads to anxiety. Change poses a …

Cash Loans for the Unemployed: Ready Money in Distress

Unemployed people are persistently cash-strapped. Lack of an income, regular expenses and a drying or non-existent bank balance often has them lurking for finances. In such a precarious situation any financial emergency can make them desperate and the results can be disastrous. To prevent any such misdeed and provide immediate relief by means of instant cash, lending companies provide cash loans for the unemployed. Cash loans for the unemployed come with many advantages. Giving a thought to the dismal financial condition and urgent requirements cash loans for the unemployed are available at a short notice. Unemployed people are already short on funds and if the cash is not made available instantly the entire purpose of giving such a loan might …