Stress Management

3 Types of Exhaustion You Might Have

by on January 20, 2022

“I’m so exhausted,” Stephanie said as she sat down on her therapist’s couch. “I can’t seem to get a grip on my life.” As she began to recount the events over the past few days, her exhaustion was pervasive at work and home. She overreacted to a missed appointment with threats of firing her assistant…. (more…)

21 Ways to Recover from Exhaustion

by on January 11, 2022

Are you exhausted from doing too many things at once? Some research suggests that multi-tasking is impossible — when done, a person is actually giving only partial attention to many things. With all the advances in technology, it seems that life doesn’t stop long enough to give full attention to anything. Many find they are… (more…)

13 High Quality New Year’s Resolutions

by on December 31, 2021

This time of year is exhausting for me and I strongly dislike watching the morning news shows which are filled with the same New Year’s resolution stories over and over.  They should just save some time and energy by replaying the last year’s stories because they are virtually the same regardless of the network.  It’s… (more…)

10 Reasons Holiday Depression Worsens

by on December 26, 2021

Ever wonder why depression seems so much worse during the holiday season? Some of the reasons may be a surprise, while others seem very obvious. Each one of these is based on real personal struggles. Humbuggery. This word is made famous in Charles Dicken’s story, A Christmas Carol, where Scrooge frequently says, “Bah-Humbug.” The pure… (more…)

10 Ways We Poorly Manage Holiday Stress

by on December 19, 2021

For many, the stress of the holidays is overwhelming. The anticipation of family gatherings alone can create anxious, tense, and uncomfortable responses. Then there are the personal expectations of gift-giving, the lack of appropriate boundaries of friends, and the increased tension of an end-of-the-year work cycle. Sorting through these conflicting thoughts and emotions can be… (more…)

10 Steps to Manage Holiday Stress

by on December 12, 2021

The holidays should be several days of reduced work activity set aside to celebrate with family and friends. But all too often, these days are jam-packed filled with obligations, deadlines, expectations, responsibilities, and crises. Instead of letting the exhaustion take over, try these ideas to simplify. Make a list and check it twice. The first… (more…)

12 Ways to Reduce Exhaustion in the New Year

by on January 9, 2021

How much different would life be if exhaustion wasn’t a factor? It is normal to be physically overwhelmed by long hours at work, ungrateful children, overload of electronic stimulus, and tiresome relatives. But some exhaustion is much deeper. It stems from unmet needs, expectations, ambitions, and hopes. It is compounded by tragedies, disappointments, rejections, and… (more…)

Great Time to Improve Time Management

by on April 16, 2020

Before COVID-19 became a household word, time was scarce. The idea of incorporating a new routine or time management technique seemed overwhelming and downright impossible. But now, with the additional time that everyone seems to have as the result of a lockdown, this is a great time to work on some of those habits to… (more…)

21 Tips to Survive Working from Home

by on April 9, 2020

Life is different for everyone. Most businesses are shut down and have asked their employees to work from home. Some, unfortunately, have even lost their jobs. Even people who were accustomed to working from home are now dealing with the presence of additional family members. Added to that, parents are being asked to help monitor… (more…)

How to Improve Your Relationships During Lock-down

by on April 4, 2020

Ralph was puzzled. While he struggled with social connection his whole life, he was making a conscious effort to be different now that the whole family was in lock-down due to Coronavirus. Yet, the harder he tried to connect with his family, the worse things got. The more he tried to “be real” by openly… (more…)

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