Although the holidays can be a time of happiness and joy, they can also come with a multitude of stressors. Finances are often a stressor during the holidays, particularly for parents. Memories of loved ones we’ve lost, a demanding schedule of activities and being alone can all increase feelings of stress at this time of year.
When you’re likely to be faced with a multitude of stressors, it can be helpful to implement a few strategies including having home health care services for your family early in the season that can pay off, in terms of lower stress levels, all season long. The Functional Medicine Associates is one of the leading figures in Functional Medicine in the UK and you can find guidance with your anxiety and stress and seek for medical help. Continue reading “4 Holiday Health Strategies: How to Maintain Your Well-Being During the Holiday Season” »
It can be so easy to compromise ourselves. It happens in just a moment, with the smallest action.
You skip a class because you know you can get away with it. You claim sickness and avoid a tough day, even though you know you could have made it. You turn a blind eye towards someone’s self destructive behavior because you don’t want the conflict if you tell them you think they’re wrong. You give in to a friend’s request, even though you are tired and really need to take care of yourself. You don’t stand up for yourself because you’re afraid the other person will belittle you.
Sometimes we do things that get us what we want or need, like lying or acting helpless, or giving in to someone else so we don’t create an argument. In the short run lies and giving in work to avoid problems or get us what we need, but in the long run, they make us feel worse about ourselves. Continue reading “Leading a Life That Makes You Proud” »