General Stress Tips: Analyze Your Stress

Nothing happens in this universe without a reason.  For every cause there is an effect.  The problem is that there can be so many causes contributing in some small way to a perceived effect that you can’t understand what all is at play.  But that doesn’t mean you can’t positively influence an outcome by identifying…

General Stress Tip: Spend Time With Your Best Friend

  It’s a natural instinct to withdraw into yourself and away from other people when you feel stressed.  Like any animal, when faced with danger, we can either fight or take flight.  And for most of us, flight seems the far better option. What happens, though,  when we have nothing to do but think about…

General Stress Tip: (The Right) Music Relieves Stress

A lot of us when we feel stressed turn to loud and fast music.  We think we’re getting a release in the adrenaline rush it produces in us.  In actuality, though, we’re not reducing our stress when we put on that kind of music, we’re adding to it. When the adrenaline starts pumping and you…

Family Stress Tip: Declutter Your Home

An often unrecognized cause of stress in your life and that of your family is clutter in your home. A disorganized, messy living area causes stress for a variety of reasons. Your brain naturally tries to understand what it observes. The more organized those things are, the easier it is for your brain to categorize…

Family Stress Tip: Take A Trip Down Memory Lane

No matter how much we love our families, they can stress us out, sometimes to the point that we want to get as far away from them as possible. And while it’s not a terrible idea to take a short actual vacation from your family, what is much more practical any time and day of…

Family Stress Tip: Talk To Your Kids

As adults with more responsibilities and problems than we can count, we often long for our childhoods, remembering them as a time when we had no responsibilities or problems and the future seemed limitless.  We forget just how many problems we actually had as children.  We forget that in many ways, it was much harder…

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