Posts Tagged ‘stress’

PostHeaderIcon REMOVING 31 THINGS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR LIFE HAPPIER AND MORE SUCCESSFUL

By Vernalee

Stuff always come up.
Dealing with it can be stressful and challenging.
Let’s look at 31 things that the experts recommend removing.
1. Comparing yourself to others.
2. Creating unrealistic expectations for yourself.
3. Your social media obsession.
4. Bad spending habits.
5. Fear of the unknown.
6. Living in the past.
7. Putting off a vacation.
8. Your packed schedule.
9. Unhealthy relationships.
10. Waiting for the perfect moment.
11. The need to be in control of everything.
12. Relying on others to make you feel happy and fulfilled.
13. Avoid getting out of the house.
14. You need to have the best thing.
15. Your hesitation to indulge.
16. Feeling sorry for yourself.
17. Fear of failure.
18. Grudges.
19. Worrying what others think of you.
20. Your disgruntled lifestyle.
21. Controlling others.
22. Jealousy.
23. Blaming others for your mistakes.
24. A yearning to fit in.
25. Overanalyzing situations.
26. Friends who aren’t there for you.
27. Resisting change.
28. Being afraid to be yourself.
29. Holding onto items you don’t need.
30. Avoiding your problems.
31. Worrying about missing out.
How did you fare?
Let’s do what we need so that we can be happier and achieve greater success.
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PostHeaderIcon 10 NATURAL WAYS TO LOWER STRESS

By Vernalee
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Stressed?
Join the club!
Stress is not a good thing for your emotional or physical wellbeing.
In addition to the uneasiness, it resonates and attacks our bodies like an atom bomb.
Before it gets out of hands, let’s see how we can relieve at least some of it.
Eliminating the cause (of stress) is the greatest solution.
Of course, that is more easier said than done.
Relax!
Breaking up is hard to do, but no one wants to hold on to something that produces daily anxiety.
Right?
Take a deep breathe!
Help is on the way.
Take a look at the natural remedies to rid our systems of stress.
1. Meditate
2. Exercise
3. Aromatherapy
4. Baths
5. Massage
6. Herbal Teas
7. Sleep
8. Diet
9. Cut out/lower screen time (television, laptop, cellphone)
10. Organize
If none of this work, let me provide an element of Biblical counseling.
Here goes.
Matthew 6: 25-27
Phil 4:6
Hebrew 13:5-6
Matt 11:28-30
Luke 12: 22-31.
I close with my favorite and guiding scripture as it relates to stress. It is Matthew 6:34 and it reads, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
That scripture is loaded! I hope that it helps your mental mindset and relieve you as much as it has me.
If you are less stressed, it worked!
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PostHeaderIcon 10 NATURAL WAYS TO LOWER STRESS

By Vernalee
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Stressed?
Join the club!
Stress is not a good thing for your emotional or physical wellbeing.
In addition to the uneasiness, it resonates and attacks our bodies like an atom bomb.
Before it gets out of hands, let’s see how we can relieve at least some of it.
Eliminating the cause (of stress) is the greatest solution.
Of course, that is more easier said than done.
Relax!
Breaking up is hard to do, but no one wants to hold on to something that produces daily anxiety.
Right?
Take a deep breathe!
Help is on the way.
Take a look at the natural remedies to rid our systems of stress.
1. Meditate
2. Exercise
3. Aromatherapy
4. Baths
5. Massage
6. Herbal Teas
7. Sleep
8. Diet
9. Cut out/lower screen time (television, laptop, cellphone)
10. Organize
If none of this work, let me provide an element of Biblical counseling.
Here goes.
Matthew 6: 25-27
Phil 4:6
Hebrew 13:5-6
Matt 11:28-30
Luke 12: 22-31.
I close with my favorite and guiding scripture as it relates to stress. It is Matthew 6:34 and it reads, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
That scripture is loaded! I hope that it helps your mental mindset and relieve you as much as it has me.
If you are less stressed, it worked!
Photo credit: www.en.paperblog.com; Source: www.msn.com

PostHeaderIcon 10 NATURAL WAYS TO LOWER STRESS

By Vernalee
stress-quotes-L-gxvt6q
Stressed?
Join the club!
Stress is not a good thing for your emotional or physical wellbeing.
In addition to the uneasiness, it resonates and attacks our bodies like an atom bomb.
Before it gets out of hands, let’s see how we can relieve at least some of it.
Eliminating the cause (of stress) is the greatest solution.
Of course, that is more easier said than done.
Relax!
Breaking up is hard to do, but no one wants to hold on to something that produces daily anxiety.
Right?
Take a deep breathe!
Help is on the way.
Take a look at the natural remedies to rid our systems of stress.
1. Meditate
2. Exercise
3. Aromatherapy
4. Baths
5. Massage
6. Herbal Teas
7. Sleep
8. Diet
9. Cut out screen list
10. Organize
If none of this work, let me provide an element of Biblical counseling.
Here goes.
Matthew 6: 25-27
Phil 4:6
Hebrew 13:5-6
Matt 11:28-30
Luke 12: 22-31.
I close with my favorite and guiding scripture as it relates to stress. It is Matthew 6:34 and it reads, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
That scripture is loaded! I hope that it helps your mental mindset and relieve you as much as it has me.
If you are less stressed, it worked!
Photo credit: www.en.paperblog.com; Source: www.msn.com

PostHeaderIcon “READ THE SIGNS” – SIGNS OF STRESS

By Vernalee
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In my adolescence, I often heard the old folks say, “Child, stress will take you out of here before anything else!” Of course, most of the things that they said had little or limited application, because as a teenager, you didn’t have abundant life’s worries that were high stress pockets. Your parents carried the weight. As the years mounted, the pressures added up, accompanied by the realistic twinges of adult life, you also felt and experienced the related stress. When “life” rests on your shoulders, the world looks different! Doesn’t it? As an adult, you can no longer escape the bill payments for mortgages, rent, car notes, utilities, food, clothing, shelter, and the like. You no longer enjoy the previous adolescent worry free luxuries. You now carry the burdens. You have to make it happen for you in real time. When something goes astray and the pressures filter in, so does the stress. With stress comes worry and anxieties. It is difficult to escape.
Further according to the data and research gathered from The American Institute of Stress, there are numerous “emotional and physical disorders that have been linked to stress including depression, anxiety, heart attacks, stroke, hypertension and immune system disturbances that increase susceptibility to infections & a host of viral linked disorders. In addition, stress can have direct effects on various conditions. In fact, their data stipulates that it’s hard to think of any disease in which stress cannot play an aggravating role or any part of the body that is not affected.”
There are 50 common signs and symptoms of stress.
Here is the list.
1. “Frequent headaches, jaw clenching or pain
2. Gritting, grinding teeth
3. Stuttering or stammering
4. Tremors, trembling of lips, hands
5. Neck ache, back pain, muscle spasms
6. Light headedness, faintness, dizziness
7. Ringing, buzzing or “popping sounds
8. Frequent blushing, sweating
9. Cold or sweaty hands, feet
10. Dry mouth, problems swallowing
11. Frequent colds, infections, herpes sores
12. Rashes, itching, hives, “goose bumps”
13. Unexplained or frequent “allergy” attacks
14. Heartburn, stomach pain, nausea
15. Excess belching, flatulence
16. Constipation, diarrhea, loss of control
17. Difficulty breathing, frequent sighing
18. Sudden attacks of life threatening panic
19. Chest pain, palpitations, rapid pulse
20. Frequent urination
21. Diminished sexual desire or performance
22. Excess anxiety, worry, guilt, nervousness
23. Increased anger, frustration, hostility
24. Depression, frequent or wild mood swings
25. Increased or decreased appetite
26. Insomnia, nightmares, disturbing dreams
27. Difficulty concentrating, racing thoughts
28. Trouble learning new information
29. Forgetfulness, disorganization, confusion
30. Difficulty in making decisions
31. Feeling overloaded or overwhelmed
32. Frequent crying spells or suicidal thoughts
33. Feelings of loneliness or worthlessness
34. Little interest in appearance, punctuality
35. Nervous habits, fidgeting, feet tapping
36. Increased frustration, irritability, edginess
37. Overreaction to petty annoyances
38. Increased number of minor accidents
39. Obsessive or compulsive behavior
40. Reduced work efficiency or productivity
41. Lies or excuses to cover up poor work
42. Rapid or mumbled speech
43. Excessive defensiveness or suspiciousness
44. Problems in communication, sharing
45. Social withdrawal and isolation
46. Constant tiredness, weakness, fatigue
47. Frequent use of over-the-counter drugs
48. Weight gain or loss without diet
49. Increased smoking, alcohol or drug use
50. Excessive gambling or impulse buying.”
After reviewing this list, you might can add a few additional items or two. Let’s not forget that stress can age you overnight. I can’t speak for you, but I have experienced some of the ailments on the list; most people probably have. What about you? Stress strangely seems to land in weak areas of the body. For certain, you can validate that stress is alive and active. Eliminating stress is a reality and an active tasks for most. Whatever works for you to de-stress, be it exercise, reading, sailing, sewing, writing, horse back riding, vacationing, dancing, cooking, or the like, do it! It’s good for you and great for your health!
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PostHeaderIcon Get the monkey off your back!

By Vernalee
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Are you tired of being burdened down with other folks’ drama? Are you tired of carrying extra weight around? Then there is only one thing that you can do! Get their monkey off your back! Stop letting other folks’ drama stress you out to the extent that you cannot exceptionally function. If you must be worried and endure stress, let it be your own stuff! When you can say, “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired” of other folks stuff, you would have reached a viable step toward placing you above them!

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PostHeaderIcon I cried my last tears

By Vernalee
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“I had enough heartache and enough headache
I’ve had so many ups and downs
Don’t know how much more I can take
See I decided that I cried my last tears yesterday
Either I’m going to trust you or I may as well walk away
’cause stressing don’t make it better
Don’t make it better, no way
See I decided that I cried my last tears yesterday

Yesterday, yesterday, I decided to put my trust in you (oh, oh, oh)
Yesterday, yesterday, I realized that you will bring me through (ah, ah, ah)

There ain’t nothing too hard for my god, no
Any problems that I have
He’s greater than them all, so
I decided that I cried my last tear yesterday.”

To Tina and Erica of the group, Mary, Mary, do know that like you I have learned to rely on the Father.I have no more tears to shed. After sobbing a river of tears, I cried my last tears long before yesterday!

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