Stress Relief

Feeling Anxious? Driving Around Can Help Calm Your Nerves

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When we're feeling anxious and overwhelmed, sometimes there's no better way to de-stress than jumping in the car and going for a relaxing drive. W...

Stop That Thought, I'm Gonna Get Off!

Kamontip Evans | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Persistent negative thoughts easily put us under mental stress in the absence of any stressors. Once started, thoughts continue and proliferate. One thing leads to another - a train of thoughts that runs beyond a sense of time and space. Our mind is busy.

Daydream Your Way to a New Reality

Liberty Forrest | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Do you ever get lost in daydreams? Do you ever close your eyes and get so swept away by some delicious fantasy or other that it's as though you're really living it? Then something snaps you back to the here and now, and if you're a really good daydreamer, and you were very much 'gone', it's quite a shock to land back here in your present circumstances?

Ever Feel Like You Need to Escape the Noise?

Maria Senise | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

I'm so appreciative of my mom's hard work, the generosity of our guests, family flying in, and my wonderful step kids, but I just need a break from the craziness. I've shut myself in my room to write this right now and am longingly staring at the trees swaying in the wind. I yearn to be calm as they are; I long to be at peace in nature. I need an escape from the noise.

How 'The Lord of the Rings' Is a Metaphor for Depression

Maria Senise | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

Notice the motif of light used in The Lord of the Rings. The Light of Elendil, given to Frodo by Galadriel, was a light for him in the most dire and hopeless of times, like when he fought off the giant (and hungry) spider that tried to kill and eat him. The spider, an instrument of evil, was scared off by the light.

Beating Stress: How To Cope With Feeling Overwhelmed

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

It is important to learn to say "no" when you feel overwhelmed and to do so without feeling any guilt. This goes in tangent with taking time out for yourself and learning to delegate. If you accept less responsibility and allow others to keep personal responsibility for tasks that inevitably would lie with them anyway then your load will be lighter.

A National Apology Day?

Kamontip Evans | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Are you brooding because someone, somewhere hasn't said sorry to you? Or, conversely, are you feeling guilty because you wronged someone but were too shy or too proud or too late to say sorry?

Learning to Love Myself

Malminder Gill | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

By learning each day to take care of yourself, you will start to be an example to your colleagues, friends and family. Many of us are more motivated to do something positive when we realise the potential impact it can have on others.

An Attitude of Gratitude

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Our attitude is the one thing that we have absolute control over. It is totally up to us as to what attitude we have each moment of the day. Choosing an attitude of gratitude is one of the best choices we can make.

Slow Down!

Kamontip Evans | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

Try meditation to help you slow down - to spare your heart and cardiovascular system from wear and tear due to stress. When you practise meditation, the awareness of your breathing or bodily movements becomes enhanced.

Over 50% Of Brits Feel Increasingly Stressed And Anxious

The Huffington Post | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Balancing our work and home lives is proving increasingly difficult, a survey has found, with 54% of us saying our stress and anxiety levels are incre...

Get Christmas Sorted Without The Stress This Year

Louisa Daniels | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Daniels

I hate to break the news, but Christmas is well and truly on the way! So, if you are anything like me, and are completely unprepared, somewhat daunted and caught off-guard (well, life is busy), worry not, for the Ideal Home Show at Christmas is, thankfully, here to save us all.

The Joy of Journaling (And 4 Reasons to Start)

Puja Madan | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Puja Madan

Bob Proctor once famously said, "Thoughts become things. If you see it in your mind, you will hold it in your hand." This means we have the power to design a life we want right now, starting with our thoughts. What's even more powerful than thinking thoughts is to write them down on paper.

Carer's Week 2013: Stress Reduction for Those "Prepared to Care"

Tony Lobl | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Stress is not a new concept, but we live in an age which is constantly creating fresh varieties of angst to add to our mental in-tray. Caring doesn't sound like it should be one of those in-tray items. But when we become 'carers' and the demands are persistent, even relentless, then the challenges mount.

Ten Quick Tips to Kill the Stress in Your Life - Before it Kills You

Peter Ryding | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Ryding

It's official; we are all under more stress today than any time in the past 20 years. While some stress can help us to raise our game and strive that little bit harder, too much stress reduces our quality of life, our productivity, and over the long term causes ill health and in extreme cases even death.

Why Are We All So Angry These Days?

Sandi Mann | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sandi Mann

Road rage, car rage, plane rage. There seems to be a rage for everything these days! Rarely a week goes by without some report of someone who has 'lost it' as the red mist descended. The reasons are, in my view, twofold; on the one hand our expectations have risen steadily and on the other hand, so have our stress levels.

In Search for the Lost Art

Ariadna Bakhmatova | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ariadna Bakhmatova

The Art of Relaxation retreat was designed to tackle this ubiquitous challenge of modern life and create the space where people can re-discover their inherent ability to relax and let go, both physically and mentally, within the short space of time, and not too far from their homes.

The Three Pillars Of Meditation

Puja Madan | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Puja Madan

By now every stressed out, exhausted, emotionally wrought, physically weak, hyper human being on this planet has been told that there is one solution to it all: meditation.

Buddhism for Parents

Elena Barbiero | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Elena Barbiero

Spiritual traditions have a lot to offer in any sense, especially to parents: remember all those lovely boozy night out, pre-children?

'Swearing Hotline' Introduced For Angry Germans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Ever been tempted to give someone an out-and-out swear-o-matic tongue lashing - then lived to regret it? Of course you have. However, it's rarely a...

9 Ways To Switch Off And Unwind After Work

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Do you find yourself checking your work emails on the way home from the office or responding to messages as you're getting into bed? The explosion...