How Stress Causes Sleepiness and 3 Great Solutions

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Picture this: you’re at work, desk piled high. Emails flood in on your screen, while around you, colleagues shout back and forth.  Tensions are running high, and yet…you can’t stop yawning.   If you’ve ever felt your eyelids droop with a big presentation looming, or craved a lie down before a critical meeting, you’re not alone.   […]

Feeling Tense? 3 Ways To Feel Less Stressed

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How are you feeling at the moment? Loose, limber, relaxed?  Or maybe…a little neck pain? Sore shoulders, even some tightness in your face, arms, or legs?  Many of us fail to realize when and how we’re tensing up in response to stress. We may think we’ve overdone it at the gym, or slept funny…until a colleague asks: “Why the frown?”  Whether it’s nail-biting, […]

How To Stop Being Sarcastic When You’re Stressed

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Sarcasm can be tricky. It’s hilarious when done right, but miss the mark and it can really sting.  Like “Smooth move,” when you spill your drink, “Bright idea, Einstein” when you make a poor suggestion, or “Get enough sleep?” when you’re late to work.  If you’ve noticed yourself getting a little snide, cynical, or hurtful […]

Is Stress Making You Irritable? 3 Ways To Feel Better

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We’ve all had days where things go wrong from the moment the alarm buzzes.   Just imagine: you toss and turn all night, and wake up exhausted, cursing the neighbors for the far-too-loud house party that went on till 4.  You head downstairs to the smell of pancakes (“Oh, my partner cooked me breakfast!”) and are […]

How To Break “Obsessive Thinking” Cycles

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We just can’t stop ourselves, sometimes, despite our best efforts. You’ve been there, I’m sure—when you’re tired, angry, or just been alone for too long. When no matter what you do, you simply can’t switch off your thoughts. Even worse, your brain seems to go over the same few things. Ruminating—obsessively. Questioning: “What if I’d […]