Reduce Anxiety

What would you do to reduce anxiety in your life? Personally, my life used to be littered with anxiety, from the time I woke up until I went to bed and even when I slept. Anxiety kept me tossing and turning at night, grinding my teeth during the day, distracted at work, and disconnected in my relationships. If you fail to address the anxiety in your life, it will eventually run your life.

I write from personal experience. Anxiety and stress became so prevalent in my life, that I had a hard time focusing on anything else. In fact, I wasn't even sure what the source of my anxiety was. So, I did what a number of young, financially successful professionals do, I drank a ton of booze and used that as my anxiety management program.

How Can I Reduce Anxiety?

I have touched upon a number of different stress relief tips, placing more emphasis on certain ideas rather than others. My frame of reference is pretty large, having explored a number of different things throughout my life to curtail my anxiety. Most of them worked and all of them helped me find my way.

Meditation and exercise proved to be the two best things for me and continue to serve as pillars of my daily life. I study the martial arts which frequently employs the use of meditation before and after class as a means of fostering concentration and relaxation. Integrate these activities into your life, make them habits, …

Back to School: Parents Suffer Separation Anxiety Too

Starting school can be a trying time in both a child’s and the parent’s lives, especially if it is the first time the child is going to school. There is initial excitement, but that is usually followed with apprehension and anxiety.

The first year of school brings on excitement as well as dread.

The end of summer brings many things, but none so eagerly anticipated –or feared – than the beginning of a new school year. For first time parents, this can be a particularly trying time. Separation issues begin at an early age, but can last or reappear even after they have been assumed resolved; especially when a major change in a child’s life occurs. School is definitely one of those times.

Naturally, your child will be fearful. After all, you have been a constant in his or her life since birth. Going to school – especially for an entire day – and being away from you is bound to cause anxiety. First and foremost, reassure your child that the separation isn’t permanent and that you will see each other again after school.

Establishing routines and beginning traditions can help ease the transition.

Boundaries and routines can be a source of comfort for your child, as well as yourself. Granted, it may seem that all your child wishes to do is push those boundaries and upset the routines. However, the fact that they are familiar can help ease the passage into a new routine. Establish new routines for the …