logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Body Care Site

BellaOnline's Body Care Editor

g

Handling Holiday Stress


Summer is gone and the leaves start to turn golden hues of brown. This dramatic
change announces the beginning of the fall season and perhaps a rise in stress for many women. This sudden rise in stress is often due to the change of seasons, preparing kids for going back to school, and the impending holidays filled with work overload, cooking, and stress filled family reunions. A small bit of stress might be good for some because it motivates them and keeps them active and involved. As many know too much stress reduces the body’s ability to function properly and deal with everyday problems. In fact, stress overload might lead to depression, anxiety, and anger problems. Prolonged stress leads to other health problems and decreases the body's ability to fight disease. It is not too early to stat thinking about effective ways to deal with holiday stress. Here are a few ways to relieve holiday stress before it rises to the boiling point.

Positive Thoughts
Thinking positive thoughts defeats negative emotions. Studies show that those who are able to place a positive spin on a stressed filled situation effectively reduces the anxieties and emotions that accompany stress.

Ignore Negative Thoughts
Make simple changes to the way you think to have control over stress. Ignore the negative voice in your head. Mentally say stop when that negative voice starts and replace that destructive voice with an encouraging thought or positive emotion.

Smile
Smiling is actually a tension buster. What may have started out as a stress filled situation might change when a smile lights up your face. Let that smile clear up your mood and diffuse the situation because smiling is certainly contagious.

Breathe Deeply
During a stress-filled situation the heart races, breathing is shallow, and the mind fills with worry or anxiety. Take immediate control of the situation by stopping and breathing in air slowly and releasing the air out. Deep breathing helps to calm the body and fight some of the symptoms attributed to stress overload.

Get Away
Many find that the best way to deal with stress build up is to get away for a few minutes or more. Distance yourself from the situation. Go for a walk outside in the fresh air. Or go into a quiet room and meditate for a few minutes.


Use the tips here to effectively cope with holiday stress or any stress filled situation.


Quote
I like to help women help themselves, as that is, in my opinion, the best way to settle the woman question. Whatever we can do and do well we have a right to, and I don´t think any one will deny us. - Louisa May Alcott

Add Handling+Holiday+Stress+ to Twitter Add Handling+Holiday+Stress+ to Facebook Add Handling+Holiday+Stress+ to MySpace Add Handling+Holiday+Stress+ to Del.icio.us Digg Handling+Holiday+Stress+ Add Handling+Holiday+Stress+ to Yahoo My Web Add Handling+Holiday+Stress+ to Google Bookmarks Add Handling+Holiday+Stress+ to Stumbleupon Add Handling+Holiday+Stress+ to Reddit



 



RSS | Related Articles | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Body Care Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by BB Lee. All rights reserved.
This content was written by BB Lee. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BB Lee for details.

g


g features
Olay Pro-X- Advanced Cleansing System Review

Autumn Colors That Boost Energy Levels

How to Really Lose Weight

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor