Sleep is one of the greatest gifts that we can give ourselves.
So much of our physical and mental well-being relies on the amount of restorative sleep we are able to get. Our energy reserves, creative abilities and clarity are all strengthened when we experience the recommended 7-9 hours of rest in an evening. However, studies show that less than 40% of people get the full-recommended amount. Between work (and work stress), familial responsibilities and financial burden, sleep can seem very low on the priority list for a lot of people. They don’t realize that the problem is a vicious cycle – stress causes lack of sleep and lack of sleep creates more stress. Goodness! Continue reading
Stress is not limited to work – it is about your whole life situation.
We have looked on what stress is (read here) and what stress does to your body and mind (read here). Now it is time to do something about it. Continue reading
Unlimited stress leads to disease. That is the inevitable worst case scenario.
Last week I showed that stress is grades on a scale from normal “healthy” stress to severe disease – read it here.
We saw that some stress is part of normal life. Today I will talk about what happens in your body and life when you stress too much. Read this and you might want to do something about it. Continue reading
Today a lot of people say that they are stressed out.
And some people even say they are depressed because of all the strain they feel. Do you know what stress is and what is the difference between stress and depression? Continue reading
If you can´t do it today – do it tomorrow!
Ouch, it only took 5 days for me to get out of track from the 100 blog challenge I started on March 1. Sad isn´t it? Both yes and no!
I sat in my office late last night and was about to write something – no – anything. Then I thought – who wants to read anything? Nobody! If you dont have a true message you might as well be quiet, right. And that is part of todays message. If you dont have anything to say – dont say it. Continue reading
Do you too have those over-filled days sometimes?
I had one today. It was a day of client work – just a little bit too tight scedule. I had no break between the clients to relax and write down my notes – it was just one after the other. When the last client left the office I knew I had a lot of administrative work to do. Do you know what I did? Continue reading
21 Habits of Happy People!
Today I stumbled over a very good article – or rather list – over habits that make/keep you happy.
Many people say that they are not happy because of …….. and they come up with a long list of things they dont have or a list of people that have done – or not done – things that prevent them from being happy. Continue reading
Today is the first day of the next 100 – want to come along on this journey?
Haven´t been blogging for several months. Have been thinking about it – but thinking does not make any results. So when I saw this challenge I just had to get in. 100 days is 3 months! Many days to fill with content. But when it comes to health and stress management the things to write about are endless. Continue reading
On how to do good for others!
By saying “Help yourself first” I don’t mean for you to take the first serving at dinner meetings or to be first in line to things. I mean that in order to do good for others you have to strengthen yourself first. It is like on the airplanes where you in case of emergency are told to put on your own oxygen mask before you try to help anyone else – even though it might feel like you should save your child/relative/friend/workmate first. Helping others first may be counterproductive. Continue reading
Inspiration for more focus at work!
Last week I attended a big meeting about business growth, Accelerate, in Chicago. It was hosted by Eben Pagan, known to be a successful businessman. The whole thing was a blast and I got to connect with so many exciting people. I hope to be able to introduce some of them to you later on. One thing that made me very happy was that Eben Pagan repeatedly came back to the fact that you have to deal with your mind and body to reduce stress to be able to get the best out of you. He gave us this short exercise: Continue reading