It’s that time of year again. The fresh scent of an evergreen fills the house. Strains of “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells” permeate the airwaves. Once again, I unpack the fragile, ceramic Santa that I made as a gift for my mom when I was five. Suddenly, I’m transported back in time—for better or for worse. The holidays should be joyous times filled with family and friends, but sometimes the very traditions that give meaning to this season also trigger old fears, hurts, and anxieties. (And if you’re prone to Season Affective Disorder (SAD), the lack of warmth and sunshine can zap your goodwill toward men, and women, too.)
How to Reduce Stress by Doing Less and Doing It Slowly. Beware the barrenness of a busy life... Here are four tips for slowing down!
A few precautions can prevent future pain. You brush your teeth daily because you don't want cavities or gum disease, right? Well, what do you do on a daily basis to prevent tension in your neck? Brushing your teeth offers you preventive dental care, but what if you could learn to be preventive with the rest of your body? We all have bad daily habits we don't even notice until something starts to hurt. These bad habits are the root cause of many painful conditions. To help prevent pain, however, we can turn these bad habits into good habits that can be worked into our daily routine. Here is some general advice that can apply to almost every part of daily living.
We live our lives at such a fast pace. We seem to be working more hours and juggling more tasks both at work and home, with no relenting. As part of the technological age, we are connected 24/7, and we find it difficult to switch off. It has changed the face of how we live and work. Expectations are higher, the pace of life is quickening, and we’re struggling to keep up.