Stress Management

How heavy do you think a carton of milk is? Well, that depends on how long you try to hold it.

If you hold it for a minute, it doesn’t feel that heavy, but what if you tried to carry it for an hour? It would be quite a burden. Try to carry it all day and you may need an ambulance.

That’s how it is with stress. Even small burdens begin to feel overwhelming the longer we try to carry them. And most of us are carrying more than one burden at a time, making it seem even more difficult.

The key to stress management is learning when it’s time to put your burdens down and rest. Just like the carton of milk, most things that worry us only feel heavy, because we haven’t learned to set them aside from time to time.

Don’t let stress get the best of you. Deal with problems in small increments, and they’ll be much more manageable.

More Tips

What kind of memories do you have from your childhood? Do you recall feelings of warmth and love — or stress and chaos?

How you see yourself as an adult depends largely on how your parents saw you when you were young. That’s a good thing to keep in mind when it comes to our own kids.

Kids can quickly grow discouraged if attempts to make friends come up short. Encourage your child that it takes repeated attempts to connect with others, and that friendships are built through a number of shared experiences.

So, what is the true secret to happiness? In a word, it’s attitude.

There’s more to life than being efficient and productive. Especially when you have kids in the house.

It isn’t the major tragedies that tear so many marriages apart, it’s the unhealthy choices that couples make on a daily basis.

Would you be able to tell if you, or someone you loved, were an alcoholic?

How do you keep sanity in the family when life goes screaming by at a hundred miles an hour?

When was the last time you gave your marriage a "tune up?"

You wouldn't let your car go years without checking under the hood, so why not give your marriage the same attention?

All couples argue from time to time. It’s how we argue that makes a difference in the outcome.

Disagreement is inevitable—especially in a marriage. But there are right and wrong ways to argue.

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