The Superwoman Syndrome
The new Superwoman is ordinary in that she is neither rich nor famous. She is extraordinary in that she tries to be everything to everyone - juggling family life, social life, and commitments outside the home. The new Superwoman 'has it all' by 'doing it all' with superlative standards and ends up feeling overwhelmed, overextended, overworked and under-appreciated. Ever wondered where this term "Superwoman Syndrome" originated? Read on to find out...
Specific Relaxation Techniques
You can't avert all sources of stress but you can modify how you react to these situations by practicing relaxation techniques. Relaxation can help relieve the stress that aggravates chronic pain. It also helps prevent muscle spasms and reduces muscle tension.
All of us experience change on a day to day basis. This change maybe short term - for example, with regard to routines or certain activities that we may or may not do. There could also be more long-term and life defining changes such as getting married, moving to a new country, changing jobs, even losing someone to death. Accepting and accommodating to change is not easy for most of us. This article explores ways to make transitions smoother for you...
We often forget to give priority to self-care and managing our own stress; it is only when things take on a frightening turn, like heart trouble or deep anxiety levels, that we get concerned and go to a doctor. The simple yet effective tips in this article should help you become aware of your own reactions to stress and take appropriate action before it impacts you negatively.
The time to relax is now!
Every breathing soul needs rest and relaxation to function in a healthy manner. However, because of the hectic lifestyles of today, men/women are not able to find appropriate activities to relax.
Monday Morning Blues!
Is Monday a doomsday? Does your 7 o'clock alarm hit you like a jolt? Does the thought of Monday morning make you feel depressed? Some time or the other you must have felt like this and wondered "why am I feeling like this after a week end?" The answer is simple. You are suffering from Monday morning blues.
What is Stress?
Stress is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. This article discusses different causes of stress, how stress affects you, the difference between 'good' or 'positive' stress and 'bad' or 'negative' stress, and some common facts about how stress affects people today.
Learn Something New
Did you think that ‘learning' was something you left behind you once you left college? On the contrary, learning is something that you can do all your life, and yes, it is something that you might do even if you don't HAVE to! This does not mean poring over text books (although that may be involved) but any kind of activity where you gain a skill or knowledge, whether physical or mental, work-related or personal.
Leisure produces many benefits not only for the individual, but also for the society as a whole, the family and the economy. Engaging in some kind of leisure activity and having a good time can enhance our sense of well-being and productivity.
Exam Time- Stressful Time
Examination times are not only stressful for children, but parents too! If parents really want to help their children, they need to be realistic and balanced in their approach. It would then be imperative to know what factors are counterproductive to performance, and then work towards overcoming them. Here are some tips on helping your kids deal with exams effectively.