The holidays are upon us and it’s a time to have festive parties, family gatherings and tons of food and merriment. However, sometimes you feel overwhelmed and overwrought during the holidays, resulting in feelings of sadness, anxiety and even depression. There are many reasons why this happens. First and foremost is that you may just be exhausted from all the planning, preparing, and family tension that sometimes increase during this time of year.
To reduce your stress during and around the holiday season, be aware of the following:
1. Your holiday does not have to be based on the Hollywood image of perfection.… CONTINUE READING
Right now, enjoy some quiet contemplation to take stock of your life. Take some time to reflect on how you’re doing and what you would like to happen in your future years. Why should you do this? Because it’s always good to get some perspective on the positive and negative things going on so you can make good and necessary changes.
Here are some appropriate questions to ask yourself to gain a better view of how to live your best life now – and for the many years to come.
1. Am I paying attention to the needs of my body?… CONTINUE READING
How can you increase your overall well-being? It’s easy if you stay open and receptive to new ideas. The key is to be flexible in your thinking and behavior and to not fall into a rut.
Your familiar routine becomes the problem and that leads to boredom and frustration. Your life becomes so ho-hum that it’s no longer memorable. To get unstuck, you need to bring more spice and excitement into your life. You can only do that by shaking things up and by stepping outside your comfort zone.
Basically, if you realize that your thoughts, feelings and actions put you where you are today, then your thoughts, feelings and actions can put you somewhere else as well.… CONTINUE READING