Stress? Deal With It!

Stress? Deal With It! Considering that we are living in a fast-paced world, stress is as common as the air we breathe. We have to learn to manage our everyday routines and fight off these problems that will eventually stress us out. But before we can cope with it, we have to understand what stress really is and identify how it can appear in our life. What in the world is stress? Stress can be easily defined as the imbalance in our physiological, biological and social aspect in our life. There are many reasons why a person gets stressed – either family problems, financial difficulties, career obligations, or quarrel between friends. Though how minor it may seems, these problems all …

Time Management: The key to a stress-free life

Time Management: The key to a stress-free life One of the main causes of being stressed out in the office is lack of time for other important things outside work. Being so career-driven, an busy worker can even lose his touch with time…losing the ability to distinguish between sunrise and sunset. You are too busy even to have a social life and recreational activities. Eventually, this situation leads to stress and anxiety…and even burn out. It is important to know that you have control over time and that you can maximize to achieve your daily tasks, and still leave behind precious time for yourself and your family. Stress Management and Time Management Principles: KNOWING THE TIME WASTERS – recognize which …

Anatomy of an Anxiety Attack

Anatomy of an Anxiety Attack Anxiety attacks are normal body reactions – coping mechanisms – against different stressors and distressing predicaments. In other words, these are chemical, physical and emotional reactions that are elicit by fear, apprehension, or shock. These reactions also cause a “fight or flight” response. Based on scientific studies, people automatically react to stress or stress-inducing activities by either making a confrontational stance or making a decision to avoid the stress. Pressure can come from an emotional problem in a relationship at home, demanding tasks and deadlines at the office, the dread of a forthcoming test, or the clamor for a game-winning performance in a championship game. All these can product constant anguish and even anxiety attacks …

Treatments for Bipolar Disorder: Getting Rid of that Monkey on your Back

Treatments for Bipolar Disorder: Getting Rid of that Monkey on your Back It is a common occurrence that bipolar disorder is undiagnosed in a sufferer for an average of eight years. Individuals afflicted with the disorder do not seek out professional help for at least a decade after the first manifestation of symptoms. Though the disorder can be controlled with proper treatment, there are a lot of people who suffer from the disorder because they are left untreated or are treated inappropriately. There is a huge population of sufferers that have multiple incidences and it is quite uncommon for them to have a sole episode of depression or hypomania in bipolar disorder in a lifespan. The duration of the symptom-free …