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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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It is human tendency to live in the present, enjoying it, rather than spending time to ensure your future i better set. At the start of a semester you always tell yourself how important this is, and how you need to do well to succeed. But more often than not, there are a million things to distract you from doing the serious tasks and you keep procrastinating. You just worry about the present day and your future doesn’t concern you.You have a good time with friends and don’t pay that much attention to classroom lectures or assignments, they are just in your way of having fun.

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In today’s world of 12 hour work days, long commutes, and demanding bosses stress is higher then ever, and with the current economic crisis it doesn’t look as if it will be getting better anytime soon. But did you know that work related stress can actually cause physical problems with your body? You may have noticed that lingering headache, or sore shoulders, both symptoms of chronic stress brought on my overwork.

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There is nothing quite as painful as a breakup. The questions it can raise in your mind, the loneliness of suddenly finding your self alone, the memories of what was…it’s enough to cause anyone stress. While this gets better over time, it can be difficult to deal with in the beginning, especially in those stages that may still require you to think see your ex-partner.

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Christmas – a perfect time to get together with family, feast and celebrate. Some celebrate it as a secular holiday and celebrate their family. Others celebrate the Winter Solstice. Many just see it as a family gathering where you get to see everyone together. Unfortunately, all of this brings a sense of dread to many people. Holiday time is attributed to be one of the leading causes of stress in certain individuals. Don’t let stress ruin your vacation. Here are some suggestions on how to give you holiday and Christmas stress relief.

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