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Stress Management

Top Tips for National Stress Awareness Day

It's the 2nd November 2016 and today is National Stress Awareness Day (#NationalStressAwarenessDay). This seems the appropriate time to reflect on posts I’ve written in the past on the subject of stress which provide many top tips as well as many tools to help address and keep stress levels at bay, ...

5 Ways to Help Relieve Surgery Anxiety

It is so common to lie in bed tossing and turning the night before a scheduled medical operation troubled by surgery anxiety. You lie there, close your eyes in an attempt to sleep but your mind conjures up all types of fears, seeing things going wrong, scaring you out of your ...

10 Awesome Relaxation Methods

Have you found it difficult to get yourself relaxed? Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to manage everything required of you? Finding it a struggle to cope with the demands of everyday life? If the answer to any of these questions is 'yes,' you may be experiencing symptoms of stress and ...

Guided imagery | Success

Guided imagery can be used to help you become a success. Truly successful people  never rest. They are not superior to others but have an insatiable appetite to look for more and want more. They are always looking for the edge over their competitors. This can cause a great deal of stress and can ...

Do You Have A Work-Life Balance

I am 100% confident that every one of you reading this article has heard the phrase 'Work-Life Balance.' Let me just confirm what this means. My favourite definition is from About.com which states: “Work-life balance is a concept that supports the efforts of employees to split their time and energy between work and the ...

Breaking Patterns Of Destructive Behaviour

Breaking patterns of destructive behaviour can be achieved by identifying the behaviours and accepting that they make up who you are. Once you can do this and persevere through to achieving your goals you will heal. Let me tell you a story about one of my colleagues. As you may know "Healthy Lifestyles ...

The Panic Attack From Nowhere

I received a phone call one night last week from somebody experiencing a traumatic event and she was absolutely terrified. She was undergoing a panic attack that came out of nowhere. There she was sitting on a train travelling to see a friend. Suddenly, a wave of panic overcomes her – her ...

Knocked My Socks Off

Well this week I definitely experienced a sequence of events that knocked my socks off. Our day could not have gone more perfect if we tried. The strange thing is, unusually what happened wasn't planned in the slightest. Maybe that's what made things even more remarkable. We all have had things not ...

Job Stress Can Be Harmful

It's Sunday afternoon and I am multi-tasking as usual. It's been a great day for a sports enthusiast like me. My morning started by watching the Chinese Grand Prix won by Fernando Alonso with my favourite driver Lewis Hamilton getting third place. Then I got to watch the local Derby of ...

How To Cope With Stress

We live in a chaotic world where we are under constant pressure so it is understandable that so many of you feel way to stressed, to the point where you are finding it difficult to cope with the stress you are feeling and the result is that your health is beginning ...

10 Daily Routine Apps

Today I am bringing you 10 daily routine apps. I love my iPhone and it has proven an incredibly powerful tool in assisting me with some of my Daily Routine tasks and has helped me get far more organized. Some of the daily routine apps that I have now on my ...

How To Motivate Yourself In Times Of Stress

Sometimes people find it really hard to get motivated. How to motivate yourself in times of stress is a key question to braking a viscous circle. You wake up, think of all the obligations and responsibilities you have to meet, look at your to do list and struggle top determine where ...

Stress Quiz

Take the Healthy Lifestyles Living stress quiz to see how stressed out you are. Too much stress makes you at best ineffective, and at worst physically ill. So how well do you cope with stress, and how stressed are you already? Find out with this short quiz. Simply choose the option ...

Morning Meditation Routine

Having a morning meditation routine is something that I recommend very highly and I can also claim that I've found it life changing. You need to create time for morning meditation as this will be a wonderful new habit for transforming your mornings. I assure you that taking 5 to 10 ...

Stress Management Books

Are you buried among a pile of stress management books? It is difficult not to feel stressed with modern day living the way that it is. Let’s be honest here, we all suffer stress from time to time. It comes at us from so many directions, maybe family problems or too ...

7 Top Approaches To Stress Management

I have my 7 top approaches to stress management which should hopefully help you keep stress in check. Stress is the major contributor to today's growing health crisis. Illnesses such as Heart Disease, Blood Pressure, Strokes, Diabetes, Cancer, Depression, Anxiety & Chronic Fatigue are just some of those which stress can ...
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