Posts tagged stress

Feeling Overwhelmed? Pick up a Craft

Our modern world is a busy and chaotic one. Between your job, your family, your social life, and all your other responsibilities, it’s likely that you’re spending more time feeling overwhelmed than not. Maybe you’re forgetting to handle even basic everyday tasks. Or maybe your bigger aspirations–that secret project you’re working on, or the language you started learning–have begun to fall by the wayside because…

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How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie

Has anyone ever told you that you worry too much? Or, maybe you already know you’re a chronic worrywart but can’t seem to figure out how to stop worrying and start living. In fact, reading this might even be causing you some worry, so try out the Fabulous app to keep your mind clear while giving this a read. If that’s true, take a deep…

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5 Self-Care Activities to Get You Through to 2019

The end of the year can be a crazy-stressful time for people all over the world. For many of us, upcoming winter holidays are a whirlwind of activity that can be hard to keep up with. For others, final exams are coming, and others still are scrambling to prepare for the upcoming new year. Whatever has got you frazzled this month, self-care activities are probably…

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Your Ultimate Guide to Dealing with Stress

Winter holidays are approaching and, with it, all sorts of stressors. With all the obligations that come with the end of the year piling on top of what you already do every day, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Despite all the joy we feel being with loved ones and celebrating, our stress levels are shown to skyrocket during the end of the year. And stress,…

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Fabulous Uncovers: Does Dark Chocolate Reduce Stress and Improve Memory?

Put down that candy bar! Nah, just kidding. Or are we? The information and misinformation surrounding the possible health benefits of dark chocolate are staggering. Some people say dark chocolate–chocolate containing at least 70% cocoa–can reduce stress, improve memory, and even help lower blood pressure. Other sources say dark chocolate, like any other chocolate, is still candy and is best avoided. But what’s true? Can…

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The Effects of Stress on Your Body

Have you ever felt so stressed about something that it was all you could think about? Stress gives us tunnel vision. When we’re stressed, it’s hard to focus on anything but what’s causing our stress. Bills, trouble with loved ones, difficulties at work all can quickly overwhelm us and make our hard lives even harder. The effects of stress can wear down our bodies and…

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How Mindfulness Meditation Helped the Thai Soccer Team

By now, most of the world has witnessed the daring rescue of the small-town Thai soccer team the Wild Boars. A flood of monsoon water on June 23rd trapped the boys and their coach inside a cave for ten excruciating days. The rescue was nothing less than a miracle. The real marvel, however, was not the rescuers but the resilience of those young boys. What…

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The Power of Relaxing Sounds: Relieve Stress and Find Your Peace

We are living in stressful times. In a world of rampant economic and social challenges, where millions of people are unhappy in their jobs and relationships, it seems like everyone is constantly stressed out from the moment they wake up to the moment they go to bed. And it’s taking a dramatic toll on our health; when we don’t relax regularly, our blood pressure goes…

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Why You Should Do Nothing… Right Now

The Italians have an expression: “Il dolce far niente,” or “the sweetness of doing nothing.” It harkens to a long-standing tradition among Italian people to take time to simply sit back and do nothing but rejoice in those quiet moments of relaxation and reflection that, as society evolves, are becoming rarer and all the more precious. Our modern lifestyle makes the idea of doing nothing…

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Forest Bathing: The Ultimate All-Natural Therapy

The Japanese are suffering from a health crisis: High stress. With the third-highest suicide rate in the world, chronic stress has been ravaging the island nation for decades. In fact, Japan is so stressed, they even have a word, karōshi (過労死), which roughly translates to “death by overworking.” The stress crisis has led to a number of solutions in Japanese healthcare and culture. One in…

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