Everyone has experienced stress at some point in their life. You are worried you will not get a good grade on your history final. You are worried you won’t have enough money to repair your car. You can’t get your boss to notice the extra work you have done. The list goes on.

Stress comes in and out of your life. At times, it is out of your control. The truth of the matter is, you can’t control anyone. What this means is, you need to learn how to reduce stress in your life. You can’t keep going. Your body and your mind need a break.

Here are 11 ways to reduce stress right now:

  1. Try some light yoga. With yoga you get the mind and body connection. This is a great way to reduce stress. Start with a few gentle poses. Simply rotating your neck can do wonders.
  2. Do an art project. This will change your focus. All you need are some pencils and paper. Pick an object to sketch, or sketch your pet. You can also color. I love all of the coloring books that are out now for adults.
  3. Write it out. Keeping a journal can help reduce stress. This will help get your feelings out. Nobody has to see it, so you can say what you want. If you’d like you can pick…

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You are told that money will make you happy. Maybe, you didn’t have much money growing up, or maybe you had everything. Whatever the case, you need to define your relationship with money and not let it control you.

We live in a country that puts a high value on money. This can leave you feeling like you don’t have enough. You really can’t buy love. Money cannot replace the time you spend with your loved ones. It also can’t take back the past or predict the future.

The truth of the matter, is you need money to survive in this country. It will put a roof over your head, clothes on your back and food on the table. This is something everybody needs. So, why is money the root of all evils? For many, money is power and status. You really need to be careful here. If you idolize people with money, you will not see them for who they really are.

Here are 6 reasons money is causing problems in your relationship:

  1. You have different financial priorities. You both need to be responsible with money. One person shouldn’t always have to monitor the other’s spending. You need to talk about your financial priorities. If one person wants to save for a trip to Spain, while the other drops $500 on a night out with friends. Then,…

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Everybody wants to make their children happy. But, trying to make your children happy all the time is a bust. Nobody is happy all the time. You don’t want to teach your child that they must feel happy all the time. It’s easy to make that mistake. You want your child to have all of the things you didn’t have growing up. This will give them a false sense of security and will backfire.

You and your child don’t have to agree on everything. If you have been a parent for a while, then you may already know this. You may have enjoyed playing sports when you were a child. But, your child doesn’t seem to have much of an interest. Maybe, they enjoy playing the piano or art. That is alright. You put unnecessary pressure on your child when you expect them to like the same things you do.

This is also known as having differences. When it’s alright for you and your child to have differences, you are teaching your child that they don’t have to be like everyone else. As a human being you are complex, you are always changing. That is alright. Your child needs to learn the value of accepting others the way they are.

Here are 5 benefits of accepting the differences you and your child have:

  1. Your child will feel…

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If stress has you feeling worried and anxious, then it is time to take a meditation break. We live in a fast paced world. You are taught that you never do enough or never have enough. This leaves you feeling depleted, and like you can never get ahead.

What if I told you to stop and do nothing for 10 minutes? You would probably think I am crazy. But, that is exactly what meditation is. This is good for your brain and your overall health. Children will play until they are exhausted, and their parent makes them stop and go to bed. As an adult you have no one to stop you. This means you must stop yourself.

Sometimes, you feel if you have nothing to do that something is wrong. That is not the case. Remember, there is always tomorrow and the work will always be there. I want you to stop what you are doing right now, and take a deep breath. Slowly inhale and slowly exhale to the count of five. Try it again. Do it for 10 minutes. Make sure to clear your mind. If thoughts come up, don’t judge them just let them float away.

Here are 5 ways meditation helps in reducing stress:

  1. Meditation makes it alright to do nothing. You don’t always have to be doing something. When was the…

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We’ve all been there: had a bad day at work, the kids won’t stop screaming and there is nothing in the fridge for dinner. It never ends. You feel like you will never catch up. Life is full of surprises. We can’t go back and we can’t predict the future.

It could be you are going through a tough time. A recent break-up or a sudden move. You may also be struggling with anxiety or depression. If that is the case, it’s best to talk to a professional and get it properly treated. Causes for anxiety or depression can vary from environmental to chemical.

Self-care is not something you do once in awhile. You need to get into the practice of taking care of yourself everyday. This will help prevent burnout. When you take care of yourself you feel better about yourself, and it shows. Your family and friends will also notice.

Here are 21 suggestions for taking care of yourself, so you won’t shut down:

  1. Develop a morning ritual for yourself. My favorite is having a cup of coffee with my kitty. She sits on my lap and purrs. It’s a great way to start the day.
  2. Allow yourself to cry. If you need to.
  3. Go to the park. Sit in the sun on a blanket and read your favorite book.
  4. Spend a little money on…

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