stress

Are you stress resilient?

I remember when I was a student and there were bursts of stress when we had a test. We'd procrastinate learning to the last minute and then try to cram it all in the day before the test. Major stress. I remember when I was a teenager or in my early twenties and dating was stressful. Other than that, I don't think I had much stress. Now things are different. It seems that stress is omnipresent, in every little corner of our every day lives. We all need some stress in our lives. Otherwise we would [...]

2019-01-18T12:10:36+00:00January 18th, 2019|

Looking for work-life balance?

Work-life balance. It's the thing we all seem to strive for nowadays. Our work takes many hours of our day. We are so busy with meetings, calls, demanding bosses that when we come home we have used up many of our energy points. But then the other life starts: there are kids to pick up from or drive to places, groceries to buy, meals to cook, doctors to see, gardens to mow, partners and family to please, activities to attend... There is hardly any time left to breathe, let along energy to do any [...]

2018-11-28T17:37:03+00:00October 5th, 2018|

Stressful vacations

Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important - Natalie Goldberg Some years ago I went on vacation with my then husband and the kids. First we took the kids to Disneyland Paris and then went on to Brittany where my other half took part in a sailing regatta. I had it all organised. Printed route description to all destinations Prepaid hotel with shuttle service Room with separate kids bedroom Prepaid entrance tickets to the park for one day Li [...]

2018-11-22T19:15:13+00:00September 7th, 2018|

Inaction is the number one reason for your stress

Are you stressed? If you are, what creates the most stress in your life? Your bills and the lack of money? Your partner? Your kids? Your health and looks? Your job you don’t like anymore? Your boss? Trust me, they are not the reason for your stress. The main cause of your stress comes from the fact that you know what to do about it but don’t do anything. And hence you become your own worst enemy. But fact is that your INACTION to change the situation is the number one reason for your stress. I [...]

2018-11-29T18:20:03+00:00June 1st, 2018|

How to ‘deal with’ your emotions

Since my recent post about anger, I have had quite a few responses from people thanking me but also asking me for ways to deal with anger and other emotions on a daily basis. Let me get one thing straight before we dive into that. Emotions serve a purpose. Avoiding them or repressing them only makes them (and your life) worse. Unfortunately we are often not taught how to deal with emotions. On the contrary, we are often told that being angry is not good and that there is no time or place for sad [...]

2018-11-29T18:33:50+00:00March 23rd, 2018|

‘T is the season to be merry – really?

Do you have Christmas or holiday traditions? Do you like them? The reason I'm asking is that I meet a lot of women who seem to be stressed by this whole month of preparing for something they then do not really enjoy. I hear a lot of: I haven't even started buying presents yet (overwhelm). My entire family is coming over and I have to cook (total panic). I need a vacation but if we leave for the holidays my family will be upset (guilt). I don't really want to go to my in-laws for Christmas (unhap [...]

2018-12-03T15:30:05+00:00December 15th, 2017|
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