Stress Less

Finding a balance for everyday life

5 Fun Hobbies to Help You Release Stress

The importance of hobbies for stress release is evident - when we struggle to find time for ourselves and recharge, our stress levels are off the charts, that's when it's crucial to slow down and seriously consider developing new interests and finding relaxing hobbies for stress release. Once you have found an activity that you are truly passionate about, it will be easier for you to take a step back from the stresses and strains of daily life. It might take a while, but eventually, you are sure to find something suitable and focus on that. Below are five hobbies that I tried and found wonderful for reducing stress levels!... Read More...

The Life-Changing Magic of Validating Your Feelings

Growing up, I developed a deep need for validation. Validation of my feelings. I’m assuming this is the same for most children: we look to our parents and other people around us for guidance. We are praised for doing things “right” and told off for doing things “wrong.” I’d say that most of us are raised with a binary view of the world: it is good and that is bad. It is normal and abnormal. Appropriate and inappropriate. And those seem clear cut – only that they aren’t and growing up we are always trying to figure out what is expected of us and it can feel like walking a tightrope.... Read More...

The 3 Most Important Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Day

I've learned that feeling shitty from time to time is okay, but I also learned that I needed to change that state of being. Am not here to kid around and claim that I got it all sorted and figured out, on a contrary, am on a journey and I hope we could exchange some ideas in the comment section below on changing patterns, paying attention to what we need to do in order to feel more joyful, self-aware, fulfilled, and present. Let's kick things off with asking these three questions.... 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...

5 Amazing Essential Oils for Relieving Stress & Anxiety

Is there a holistic way to reduce stress? Sure, there are numerous types of essential oils that can help you alleviate stress and anxiety. Essential oils are compounds obtained from the leaves, petals, roots, and bark of plants. They provide you with an excellent, natural way to alleviate stress. Here are the top five essential oils for stress relief.... Read More...

8 Simple Rules to Make Your Relationship Last

What makes a good relationship last? A healthy relationship is everyone's goal, and we all get into relationships to make them work. Everyone in a healthy relationship will thrive in every aspect of their lives. They will be happier at work, relate better with their friends and family, and will often be at peace. Healthy relationships can be established only when good foundations are set from the beginning. Also, the reasons for starting the relationship in the first place should not be selfish. It should be purely out of love, and that feeling should be mutual. ... Read More...

How to Create Calm and Peaceful Family Home

Is your home an oasis of calm that brings a sense of relaxation at the end of the hard day at work? How can you create a positive and calm atmosphere at home? This can sometimes be a challenge when you have children playing and a wide variety of personalities to balance. But matter how busy your life can get sometimes, there are always effective ways to bring about an aura of calm and peace to your family home. Creating an ambiance of fun, you must balance fun and spontaneity with moments of quiet.... 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...

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...

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...

Why Mindfulness is the Ultimate Key to Your Stress-Free Life

It's very likely that you've heard the term 'mindfulness' before because in recent years it's been mentioned more often on TV, radio, and magazines –– because Westerns have discovered the powerful potential of this simple daily practice, which has its origins in Eastern traditions. So what is Mindfulness in a nutshell and how can we practice it in order to lead a stress-free life?... 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...

6 Reasons Why Camping is Good for Your Health

One of the best ways for you to immerse yourself in the bounties of nature and rejuvenate your soul is to go on a camping trip. Whether you are an adrenaline junkie or a seeker of tranquillity and peace, you can customize a camping trip to suit your needs. Go camping to revel in your independence from day-to-day technology. Be free from the constraints of the modern world, and celebrate yourself on this beautiful planet we all call home.... 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...

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