How to Deal With the Tough Stuff

Friday, November 30, 2012

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Ever notice how the things (and people!) that often bring us our greatest joy and make our life easier can also bring on our biggest stress? Part of being an Active, More Powerful You means taking on the “tough stuff” and learning to find the balance that’s best for you.

Here are some ways to deal with the tough stuff:

  • The Blues & Blahs
    Ever have one of those days? Whether it’s a bad case of PMS or when—for whatever reason—even the “little” stuff is enough to set off major waterworks. We’ve all been there. Sometimes getting a good night’s sleep or practicing some deep, conscious breathing is all you need to feel like yourself again. Our emotions can provide us with cues that things are “off” in our inner world. Check out 4 Healthy Ways to Deal with Emotions for tips to help you cope. 

  • Your Social Network
    Maintaining positive connections with friends and family in the middle of our busy schedules can be challenging. But finding time to connect with others is important for mental and physical health—especially when you are feeling stressed. Learn How to Strengthen Your Relationships.

  • The Digital Age
    Dealing with the endless pulls of email, cell phones, and the web can be tough. The trick is to find a balance between the digital world as a tool for becoming an Active, More Powerful You vs. something that takes over your life, relationships, and emotions. Check out 5 Ways to Find Balance in the Digital Age.

Note: If you find that most days you're feeling the blues, you may be struggling with depression. Talk to your doctor, a counselor, or therapist for additional help and support.



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