When gearing up to have a conversation with someone you care about – especially if it’s a sensitive one – it’s normal to be nervous about saying the wrong thing. There’s no right or wrong way to go about checking in on someone’s health and wellbeing, but during times of stress, even the kindest of gestures can be taken out of context.
Bedtime routines aren’t just for children. Due to the current climate, monitoring your stress levels as a parent is more important than ever to ensure you can adequately wind down and get some rest. More than one in five Americans are sleeping worse than before the pandemic and lack of sleep can all take a toll on you and your families’ physical and mental health.
As a parent, you are probably more than familiar with the stress and all its negative effects. However, stress is not something that only affects adults; children experience it too and the truth is that it can affect them even more acutely. Since they are not as experienced, they might not know how to deal with the tension. This is why you need to watch out for any signs of stress and help your children cope with it, as well as teach them how to handle stress on their own. Here are a few useful tips.
If you are finding yourself constantly worrying about your pregnancy, don’t worry you’re not alone. All soon to be moms experience some form of stress during their pregnancies, and it is normal. But if you notice that you are constantly stressed and overwhelmed, look into getting help. During your pregnancy staying well mentally is important, so make sure that you are taking care of both your mind and body. Here are 10 ways to relieve stress during pregnancy.
Although the holidays are often labeled as “the most wonderful time of the year,” many people still experience feelings of stress, sadness, and anxiousness during this time. These holiday blues could be attributed to loneliness, the financial strain that can come with gift-giving, or unrealistic holiday expectations – not to mention, the added layer of stress that has inherently come with the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the early part of the year 2020, the news of a novel coronavirus breakout in China was only getting passive interest from the rest of the world, especially on the heels of the WHO’s assurances that it was under containment. However, not long after, the world found itself battling with a pandemic of unprecedented proportions – at least since the Spanish flu of 1918 took the world by storm.
One of the hardest and unrewarding jobs is household work. There is so much to do, and no matter how much effort and hard work you put into it, it never seems enough. Women who are homemakers do so much to keep the house clean, attractive while making sure that they feed their children, make amazing dishes, and so on.
Do you know what are the best foods to reduce anxiety? Did you know that the brain and digestive system are directly connected? It makes sense, as everything we eat is eventually filtered into our bloodstream and makes its way to the brain. A less-than-nutritious diet will not only inflame the gut, but can […]
How to organize your holiday brunches for less stress and more family time? Photo by Maddi Bazzocco on Unsplash Organizing a family gathering on the holidays is a lot of fun and really exciting. But it can also get really hectic if you aren’t properly organized. And instead of having fun, you end up having to deal with […]
Weighted blankets for improving sleep – do they really work? According to reports by Gallop.com, in 2018 alone, more than 55% of Americans have been found suffering from acute stress. The primary reasons being their financial status, job stability, health issues, family responsibility, relationship with their spouse and what not. Stress during prolonged periods can […]