Stress Less

Finding a balance for everyday life

8 Simple Ways to De-Stress When You Can’t Take Time Off

What to do when you need a vacation but can't take one?  We live in the ever-changing turbulent world, and sometimes life can be particularly tough. We are constantly being pulled in a million different directions and can struggle to keep head above the water coping with the pressure that we are under by the factors outside of our control. Most of us could use some help – a gentle nudge to point us in the right direction to improve mental health, to change our approach to life, suffer less and feel more content.... Read More...

6 Ways to Make Your Home a Stress-Free Sanctuary

Do you ever feel like you can’t relax and unwind, even in your own home? You come back from work exhausted and frustrated, and all you’re looking forward to is some peace and quiet, but it just doesn’t seem to be happening? This might mean that your house isn’t the green, peaceful oasis you need it to be. Luckily, there are ways you can change that to make it a place where you can truly relax and be at peace in your own home. ... Read More...

How to Save Yourself From Drowning in Other People’s Expectations

In the last few years, we have heard the term Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) more and more in popular culture. An estimated 1 in 5 people have the SPS (Sensory Processing Sensitivity) trait, which is the scientific term behind the more colloquial term Highly Sensitive Person, popularized by Dr. Elaine Aron’s groundbreaking book of the same name. If you have the SPS trait and are an HSP, you are hardwired to notice subtleties that other people miss. You are also highly tuned in to other people’s emotions and moods.... Read More...

7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

On average, 1 in every 5 Americans experiences mental health issues each year. While some struggles may seem impossible to overcome, I’ve learned that by taking baby steps, you can start moving in the right direction. Reaching a healthy mental state is a constant battle, but the journey toward contentment is one of the most rewarding experiences. Here are some of the biggest lessons I’ve learned from transforming my mental health.... Read More...

How to Avoid Burnout When You Work Extra Hard

More and more people become addicted to working non-stop; we like to think of ourselves as busy and incredibly important, so off we go tethering ourselves to the Internet and mostly communicate with the rest of the world via screens. We could be going at hyper speeds smashing goals, reaching new highs and from a distance, things look great but on the inside, we often are failing and lose balance, and can't even see how being busy and working extra hard is destroying us right until we hit the wall and face burnout. But there's a way out of this turmoil. ... Read More...

How to Cope When You Feel Too Stressed to Study

Have you ever felt the overwhelming wave of stress when it makes you lose your footing and you can't focus to study? College essay writing process is no exception and could be extremely time-consuming and anxiety-inducing. Of course, sometimes, some assignments provoke your most creative side when you are in the state of flow and it all lead you to great academic accomplishment. But it is hardly more than 10% of the whole assignment load. Problems with college essay writing assignments make the lives of the students way too stressful. You are not supposed to live in stress all the time, because the more stress you have, the worse you study and the worse you study, the more stress you have. It's a vicious cycle that you CAN break. ... Read More...

How to Be Happy with What you Have & Stop Wanting More

In a world that drills into our heads to upgrade to the latest devices, get the newer car, get the swanky house, and strive for the job promotion with the big raise and added bonus, it’s hard to be content with what you have. If we don’t live our lives currently content with what we have, however, we will spend our days in a sea of dissatisfaction with our current material possessions, professional career, and overall living status. To help find a balance, here are a few tips to be happy with what you already have.... Read More...

What Are Essential Oils & Do They Really Work?

You've probably heard a thing or two about essential oils but weren't sure why they are considered so helpful when it comes to reducing stress, improving focus and overall sense of wellness. Essential oils are the natural distilled aromatic oils from particular parts of plants. That means the part of the plant that provides its fragrance has been distilled down and combined with another oil. But how does this do anything useful other than just give a nice smell? Let's find out.... Read More...

3 Ways Buying a House Can Boost Your Emotional Wellbeing

The mere thought of buying a house — let alone your first house — could be formidable cause for a panic attack. Mortgages, moving trucks, and maintenance are the three evil M’s of homeownership. However, there are three ways how buying a house can actually boost your emotional wellbeing.... Read More...

How to Stop the War in Your Mind and Find Peace

Why am I so unproductive? Am I going to accomplish anything worthwhile in this life? Why am I such an introvert? When will I stop punishing myself? Sometimes the pit of self-absorption deepens until you can’t escape by normal means. And although you really would like to climb out, digging yourself deeper is so temptingly easy. But there are ways of stopping the war in your mind and finding peace...... Read More...

How to Breathe Your Way to Inner Calm and Peace

From a young age, we've been told to whenever we get frustrated or stressed to take a deep breath and calm down. Indeed, the slow inhale and exhale helped us release tension and relieve the stress that we were experiencing at that moment. What we didn't understand as kids, and what more researchers come to affirm, is that our breath is one of the powerful master keys into unlocking mental clarity and stillness of the mind. It is possible to breathe your way to inner calm and peace.... Read More...

Things You Can Do for Yourself Every Day to Make You Feel at Ease

If you feel like your life is getting out of hand and you constantly feel anxious, stressed and absentminded, don’t worry, you’re not alone. However, if you want to break the pattern and become one of those centered and Zen people, here are some of the things you can do for yourself every day to make you feel more at ease.... Read More...

Should You Be Managing Your Expectations in a Happy Relationship?

Falling in love is the most beautiful experience. You have a spring in your step, a song on your lips, and butterflies in your stomach. However, staying in love may be quite a different feeling as emotions gradually get altered and you starting to understand that it's time to manage your expectations a bit better. But how?... Read More...

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