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 a few preventative things you can do for yourself: Write it out, schedule it out. Overwhelm is a result of having too much in your head to deal with so …

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 a global problem. It is also known that over three hundred billion dollars are used up each year to pay for situations that are caused by stress. These include the …

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 burnout. It happens even to highly committed and passionate individuals who encounter problems or get involved in situations where their enthusiasm and passion are gradually being stripped away until they …

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 of those computer keyboards also has increased. Prevention rather than treatment is the key. If you know you’ll be spending time on a computer for work or play each day, …

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 rearranging your agenda. Get up 15 minutes early in the morning. Allow an extra 15 minutes to get to all appointments. Avoid procrastinating on important or urgent tasks. Whatever needs …

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 expensive ones, in their garage, den, bathroom, sleeping quarters, and just about every room in the house where they can stash their hoard of goodies. So how do we remove …

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 of the people you want to buy gifts for: Recipients. Keep it with you as a reminder, or at the least, keep it in your head. Open your eyes and …

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 quite long and he would normally be watching it by himself as his mother and I would be busy doing other things. I thought about why he may have started …

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 challenge let go of the past, especially the comfortable, old ways of doing things. Stress and anxiety are normal parts of everyday life. Both can motivate an individual to be …

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 be defeated. Secondly, cash loans for the unemployed are given without a credit check. The lending institutions do not take into account any negative credit ratings or ccj’s while giving …

Car Accident Article: Car Accidents & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

American society is plagued by self-induced stress. Should this be something we pop pills for? Retrospectively, society accepts the unhealthiness of prior forms of medicated stress relief. It is generally accepted that smoking, for example, causes more problems than it relieves. Why does America swallow anti-anxiety medication so freely, without worrying about harmful side effects? These are powerful drugs that target chemicals in the brain. Medication should be the last resort in any anti-anxiety therapy. First, people who suffer anxiety should be proactive and try to resolve their concerns. One example of a disorder that is suddenly widely prescribed is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD was first recognized as a serious problem among veterans returning from war. These men suffered cold sweats, panic attacks, nightmares, and compulsive behavior as a result of near death experiences and the mental anguish of war. Some doctors are now claiming that this same …

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 rearranging your agenda. Get up 15 minutes early in the morning. Allow an extra 15 minutes to get to all appointments. Avoid procrastinating on important or urgent tasks. Whatever needs …

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 quite long and he would normally be watching it by himself as his mother and I would be busy doing other things. I thought about why he may have started …

Career Enhancement Tools For Stress Management

Career Enhancement Tools No matter what your career, you will periodically face stressful situations from time to time. Handling stress in the workplace is challenging. Those that manage it well will be top candidates for career advancement. Stress management requires skills and techniques. These are learned over time in a work environment or through career enhancement courses. The first effective step in stress management is to “carve” away at it a little at a time. Solving stress issues with a “rip the bandaid off” approach more often than not creates even more stress. Take a step-at-at time approach to solving the issue. Second, most stress at the office starts at home. Take a look at your personal life. If you can narrow down the issues there as to what is causing the stress you can them begin to work it out slowly. Once things are running better at home they …

Can stress trigger diseases?

Stress is defined as the non-specific response of the body to any demands made upon it. Everyday, in every walk of life, we come across stress. As much as people wish for a stress free life, such a task would be impossible to achieve. Stress is a part and parcel of our lives. Unfortunately, stress does not only produce discomfort, if ignored, it can lead to serious chronic illnesses. So what really happens when a person experiences chronic stress? Our body goes through varies changes in its attempt to cope with stress. Let us examine the bodily processes. When we experiences stress in some part of the body, that part of the body sends a message to the brain via the nerves. Then it passes through the reticular activating system either from or to the limbic system or the thalamus. The limbic system is like the store house of our …

Break a Sweat to Break Your Stress

Are you swamped at work? Do you always feel one step behind trying to catch up on all the chores on your “to-do” list each day? Do you toss and turn in bed at night thinking about all the things you should have accomplished that day, but didn’t? All of us have experienced a hectic set of circumstances in our lives at one point or another. Maybe you experience stress every day of your life. This stress can lead to sickness, depression, and make you feel overwhelmed. Therefore, how can you combat this nagging daily stress? One answer is exercise. Stress comes in both physical and mental forms. The severity of stress placed upon your body depends on your job, family, and life obligations. Exercise will benefit nearly everyone from a mother of five to a single on-the-go professional. You can find a form of exercise to suit your needs …