Pregnancy is an important part of every mother’s life and while it can be a happy and memorable journey, it is indeed an experience of a kind. Many women however suffer from stress, depression, or anxiety like behaviors during and post pregnancy. These are mostly due to the turmoil of hormones that she undergoes to prepare for child bearing and childbirth…
Teaching can be a stressful job, not only is there pressure to be an excellent role model but the combination of students, their parents, management, administrative work and faculty activities can get overwhelming at times. It’s a well known fact that over 90% of all teachers experience elevated stress levels. This stress is also heightened by the economy, with low salaries and fear of job losses.
Does the thought of the holiday season bring more stress than joy to you? Are you overwhelmed by the amount of work you would have to do to make the holiday season perfect for your family. Do you feel that your family members aren’t pulling their weight as much as you are? Well you are not alone! Each year millions of people are overstressed because of the holidays. Be it the prospect of the amount of work to be done, what to shop for your loved ones, the thought of adding on weight because of the mouth watering holiday food or even mailing the cards.
No matter where you find yourself on your career journey, you know by now that overwhelm is a natural by-product of success.
Whether you are employed, you are in transition to your own business, you just started off on your entrepreneurial journey, you have been in it for a while and you have an established business, you deal with stress every day (sometimes every minute)
“Stress”, in itself is not a disease; it’s the reaction and interplay between demands and expectations, and our ability to cope with them. It is not too hard to e stressed out when the stakes are high and we often find ourselves having no control over the situation or how we react. But the only thing that is affected is ourselves and stress just becomes a vehicle, by acting as a coping mechanism that helps the body in dealing with the situation. While some of us might be biologically susceptible to being stressed easily, for others, there could be strong outside factors that may do the trick.
Time and again, researchers have pointed out that some individuals are more prone to the impact of stress than others. One of the first consequences in line are health related problems. Pregnant women, working or single moms, couples who have just separated, children being pushed against demands better performances at school, unemployed or financially strained or underinsured people are a few examples that may constitute this group.
Avoiding financial stress
Let’s face it, times like these financial pressure on every one is high, whether you are enjoying a great 6 figure salary or struggling to make those bill payments. Without knowing or realizing, these financial situations can add a great deal of stress to you, both mentally and physically. So here are few great tips to help you sort your budget in order, and few to help you be stress free.
As kids we have lived our fantasies of having the “best mom” or the “best dad”. While we grew out of it into reality, so will our kids. Its crazy to be standing at the other end, where as parents we now want to be the best of all. One can call it the “supermom syndrome” where one wants to be the do it all mom, who would have an answer to everything. There is no denying that we want what’s best for our kids, but in the process its very easy to get lost in the stresses you get exposed to. At some point, for your own good and for the benefit of your mental peace, its important to realize your limitations and know how good is good for you and your family.
Homework, though a necessary evil, it is seen as a child’s worst enemy. Even more often, parents find them in a worse situation of making sure their child lives through it in a healthy manner. Unless a student is highly committed and focused, it can become an uncomfortable part of the daily routine. As responsible parents, the important first step would be to recognize the problem and get to the root of it. You should be able to judge if your child sees his school homework as a daily battle or a mental pressure. How often do you need to get involved in actively helping him or her? Does your encouraging conversations and motivating discussions help the child? Is there a need to talk to their teachers if you haven’t done it already? Do you see yourself as punishing or taking harsh steps to control your child and keeping him on track? Some of these steps can actually backfire and work against you as the child can become resistant to your means and even develop a solitary behavioral pattern. It is therefore important to deal with your child patiently and effectively, to make sure he benefits from your efforts and in turn becomes a responsible student.
5. Enjoy the ride
When on the road, everyone is in a hurry. Instead of vexing your way through over fellow riders or the long queue on traffic lights, use this time to relax and refresh yourself. Tune into your favorite morning show on FM or that album you grew old listening. The idea is to spend your time pampering your own self as this might also be your only time alone for some of you.
How often do we wish that our offices were at a stone’s throw? Often one has wondered what they could do with that extra time we spend commuting to our place of work, not just once but twice in a day. With our growing cities and shrinking distances, we are probably left with having to drive long distances to make it to our respective work place. As if the pressure of waking up every morning and running through all day to meet deadlines was not enough already. By the time one reaches his destination, one can notice signs of anxiety and the blood pressure rising way up. Though it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out the obvious changes and impact of commuting, but studies have shown that people commuting longer distances on a daily basis are much more likely to suffer multiple physiological and biochemical changes in the body, the impact of which could be as severe as a heart attack. It is not just the stress, but environmental air pollutants could also be an added factor.
The current job market is really bad and each new day we hear about more companies laying off people. These layoff periods are very stressful to everyone involved. Surprisingly, it has been shown that people who have not been laid off are more stressed than those who are. No matter what your job situation is, this added stress if very harmful to you in the long run. This guide presents few simple tips to reduce stress especially during the layoff period in your company or if you have been laid off.
Stress is a common daily struggle for millions of people around the world. These stresses stem from many things, including work, finances, taking care of the house, worrying about friends and family and just trying to keep life together as we know it. Many people who suffer from stress strive to find relief, but fall short of trying everything possible.
During the time of pregnancy, you can experience stress because your body undergoes so many different changes. Coupled with this are emotional issues that can also stress you out. If you do not take care to curb stress when you are pregnant, it can affect your baby. It is known that acute stress can lead to stillborn children. Here are a couple of tips on how to cope with pregnancy stress: