It is estimated that over 70% of Americans deal with some type of stress whether it be physical or psychological. Most of the time we simply want it to go away without looking at the root cause behind it.
So, what is behind the stress in your life? It can show up in any number of things including: marriage & family, relationships, finances, career, and health. It’s essential that we learn how to manage it, or it will destroy us.
I believe that stress is one of those things that you sometimes don’t realize is really affecting you until you end up in the ER. People even miss the early warning signs because no one ever thinks that something bad could happen to them.
But, before we talk about managing stress, let’s talk about avoiding it as much as possible. This may seem simplistic, but I think that some stress could be avoided by recognizing your trouble spots.
What are your triggers? Is it your home life, outside relationships, job, or your health?
It's that time of the year when our kids are heading back to school. It's exciting, but it can also be hectic. When children have a rough morning at home, they often carry that stressful emotion to school. It can impact how they get along with other kids and negatively affect their class work.
You can often tell if a child's day started out well by how they carry themselves. Being proactive and planning in advance will guarantee that your child has the best possible chance for success.
The key to a great day starts the night before. These simple tips will help make your life and theirs much easier:
The night before:
1. Make lunches (theirs and yours) immediately after dinner.
2. Get backpacks filled and ready to go and put them in their designated spot.
3. Have your kids take baths or showers.
4. Lay out clothes.
5. Turn off all electronics at least one hour before turning in.
6. Talk with kids about any fears or concerns they might have.