In our fast-paced world today, stress has become a part of our lives. But it doesn’t have to be this way all the time. Before you take prescription drugs to ease stress and anxiety, try to explore natural alternatives that will be more beneficial for your mind and body. If you want to reduce stress naturally, there are plenty of ways to do that. One of the best ways that you can relieve stress is by making use of the best herbs for stress. Here are some of them.
Chamomile has so many health benefits, including aiding with stress relaxation. Whenever you feel anxious, take some chamomile tea, and you’ll find that it can calm your nerves, relax your muscles, and significantly reduce your anxiety. If you’re having trouble getting a good night’s rest, chamomile can also help you sleep better. It is also known to improve digestion as well as decrease the occurrence of headaches.
Among the best stress reducers is lavender. Simply...
Everyone will experience losing a friend at some point in our lives. If you’re going through a split up with a friend, then it’s a really difficult time for you. You’re feeling all these emotions and it hurts. You may be thinking about how to fix a breakup with your friend. But the best thing to do right now is to focus on yourself and how you can heal from a broken friendship.
Sometimes, breaking up with a friend is even worse than breaking up with a romantic partner. For you, you’ve lost someone really dear; someone who you think you’ll always have all your life through thick and thin. This person is not just someone you know or have a few drinks with. This is an individual who knows you inside out.
With romantic relationships, somehow, we know and accept that there’s a probability for things to not work out as we hope. However, with friendships, it’s hard for us to even imagine that there will be something that can break you...
Philosophers, poets, religious leaders, and even at times politicians have tried to answer the age-old question “What is the purpose of life?” Their answers vary from the loftiness of a mansion in a faraway heaven to a dismal and the overly pragmatic death and taxes. Still, neither of these options may be fulfilling to you. Especially the latter.
If you have ever thought to yourself, “I have no purpose,” you are not alone. Many people spend their lives wondering what their purpose is or feeling like their existence has no significance or meaning. They wake up, get ready for the day, work at a job that may or may not pay all their bills, go home, eat, sleep, rinse, and repeat. With no real goals or direction, you are just surviving and keeping your head above water. Your life rules you as opposed to you ruling your life. This constant dull grind makes it difficult to go about the day to day tasks that need to be done, let alone get out of bed in the morning....
With March 17th right around the corner, people around the globe are gearing up to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with parades, Shamrocks, and all things green. So, what is Saint Patrick's day? Thought of internationally as a sort of Irish day, you might be surprised to know that the holiday's namesake is himself, not an Irishman.
In reality, St. Patrick came from either Scotland or Wales. While he can't claim Irish ancestry, he was a force that changed the spiritual truth of Ireland and its people forever. Get ready to find out what else you didn't know about the universally loved St. Patrick's Day Traditions.
St. Patrick's Day Facts
When your car starts making grinding sounds, a light or two flickers, you see that the gas tank is empty, or you hear the tire pop, it usually means that you have already ignored a few issues leading up to this moment.
If you are taking care of your car, it will take care of you for years to come. The same goes for your body and your mind.
One of the prominent issues of our time is the problem of overworking. While working is a part of life, constant and consistent overworking can be detrimental to your overall health and wellbeing both in the immediate now and in the distant future.
In layman’s terms, overworking means that you are working more than you can handle. You could be putting in more hours at one or more jobs than is sustainable, taking on more physical/mental labor than is healthy for your body, or overburdening yourself with your day job and after-work responsibilities, like taking...
Having a morning routine for your skin is only a part of what you should do to ensure that you have healthy skin. A significant factor when it comes to attaining young and healthy skin is by ensuring that you get enough good quality sleep each night. Beauty rest is real, and it is something that you should reward yourself with after a full day of hard work.
When we sleep, our body continues to work by repairing the damages, including rejuvenating the skin. When you don’t get enough sleep, it’s going to be obvious. You’ll have more fine lines and wrinkles, paler skin, swollen eyes, dark undereye circles, and hanging eyelids. That’s why it is crucial to get a full eight hours of sleep every night that you can.
While we’re sleeping, the blood flow to our skin increases. The skin rebuilds the collagen as well as repairs the damages from being exposed to ultraviolet radiation. In doing so, age spots and wrinkles are reduced whenever we sleep well...
There are times when we feel so bored to the point that we no longer know what to do. For spontaneous people, this is never a problem. They always have an activity in mind. Every free moment is an opportunity to discover something new and exciting.
Do you ever wish that you were more spontaneous? You may think that spontaneity requires one to be confident and self-assured. But anyone can be spontaneous. It’s only a matter of thinking and believing that anything is possible.
Those who choose to be spontaneous don’t allow themselves to be stuck. They don’t let stress, boredom, frustration, or disappointment to pull them down. The mindset they have is that there’s always something to do. There’s still a chance to make things better.
Spontaneous people rarely ever experience getting bored, disappointed, or frustrated. There are so many ways that having an instinctive reaction can be advantageous for us in terms of our mood as well as our...
Maybe you’re in a situation right now where you tell yourself, “I am heartbroken.” While you may think that this love breakup is the worst of its kind, take comfort in the fact that all of us experience this kind of hurt at least once in our lives. Perhaps you’re going through your first heartbreak, or you’re in the midst of a troublesome divorce. The end of a relationship is painful.
Your distress, anguish, and other intense emotions are natural. You just lost someone you’ve felt deep feelings for, and you may think that your world is never going to be the same. But know that you will bounce back. You may not believe it right now, but this pain will help you become a stronger individual. Take this time to focus on yourself. And to help you heal your broken heart, here are some steps to get you started.
Suppressed emotions have their way of popping out somewhere along the way. You may think that by...
"What do my dreams mean?" It is a question that has enamored humans since very ancient times. In times past, a medicine man or woman in a village or tribe, a person elected to care for the tribe's link to the otherworld, would hear and interpret the meaning of dreams. The mystical and metaphoric nature of dreams invites us to question them for deeper meaning. Unfortunately, in our modern times, we usually have no such person. Yet our fascination with the mystery of our dreams remains.
Dream dictionaries continue to be popular, laden with hundreds or thousands of symbol interpretations. Are these dictionaries accurate, or are we grabbing at mist? Can someone else outside the dreamer himself provide top dream meanings? As we will see, the interpretation of dreams is a mostly experimental and creative venture. However, by exploring the science of dreams, dream-recall techniques, and some standard and respected interpretation methods, perhaps we will shed some light on our sleep-induced...
It's three-fifteen PM, you're at your desk at work, and the afternoon slump hits you.
Gravity is begging your head to lay down for just a five-minute nap, but you can't. What do you do to cope? You can't leave until five; you have some emails and a project to tackle before you're free. You could run to the snack machine for a crinkly bag of chips, sneak some mindless Instagram scrolling, or...meditate?
As eccentric as it may seem, bringing meditation practice into the workplace is gaining traction as an antidote for workplace stress and stress-related illness. And it may even ramp up productivity, studies show.
Meditating at work for Health and Productivity
It's no secret these days that stress carries severe implications for our health. The National Institutes of Health point out that while short-term experiences of stress are natural and have their place in survival and biological function, long-term or chronic stress can eat away at our health over time in several...