Tag: stress

Signs that you aren’t dealing with stress effectively

Signs that you aren’t dealing with stress effectively

Many of us find ways to deal with daily stress. Some of our coping strategies are effective and some aren’t. This blog post will help you to identify whether your coping strategies are helpful or not. Signs that you are stressed out Constant stress left…

Common signs of a mental breakdown

Common signs of a mental breakdown

Sliding towards a mental breakdown can occur quite gradually and subtly. A mental breakdown usually occurs after an accummulation of mental stress and rarely occurs out of the blue. As a rule, many of us try for a long time to cope alone and some…

5 Toxic Ways Stress Affects You and 5 Ways to Manage It Better 

5 Toxic Ways Stress Affects You and 5 Ways to Manage It Better 

Can stress cause disease? Researchers remain unsure of the exact catalyst behind what causes certain conditions. However, many agree that even if too much time under pressure doesn’t spur the illness itself, it can certainly exacerbate your symptoms.   How can toxic stress impact your body?…

How to make 2020 a happier year

How to make 2020 a happier year

Every year holds good and bad. It would be unrealistic to expect a whole year to be happy without any setbacks. I have certainly had my fair share of setbacks, especially over the last two years but the setbacks have made me resilient and have…

How to stop overthinking everything

How to stop overthinking everything

If you’re anything like me, and many others for that matter, you tend to overthink. It’s amazing just how much time we spend ‘up in our heads’ rather than living our lives mindfully. Have you ever driven to work and then wondered how you got…

Secondary stress – getting upset about being upset

Secondary stress – getting upset about being upset

Unfortunately, this is quite a common problem – getting upset about being upset. Here are a few examples: A boy meets a girl he likes and he blushes.  He then feels like a fool for blushing – he is embarrassed about being embarrassed. This is…

How Lowering Stress Improves Your Relationships at Home and at Work

How Lowering Stress Improves Your Relationships at Home and at Work

Have you ever noticed how your relationships seem to suffer when you’re feeling stressed out?  It somehow seems like the world is pouring salt on your wounds, but in reality, it’s the stress that’s putting extra pressure on all your relationships.   The good news is that it’s temporary. …

The connection between anxiety and memory loss

The connection between anxiety and memory loss

Our memories can be affected when we are under periods of stress or experience some sort of disturbance in our mood. Having a significant anxiety disorder like GAD (Generalised anxiety disorder) can create some of these problems routinely, leaving people operating below their normal level of…

What you didn’t know about worry

What you didn’t know about worry

We worry because we are afraid of uncertainty. Considering that uncertainty is a fact of life, worry is sure to be a major component of our lives. But it doesn’t have to be… What you didn’t know about worry may surprise you. We worry in…

The reasons why you feel so lost and wiped out

The reasons why you feel so lost and wiped out

People pleasing People pleasing often comes from low self esteem. We don’t like ourselves enough and this increases our need for external validation. We end up running ourselves ragged in an attempt to  feel better about ourselves. Not very clever is it? You will never…