Stress Management

We’re all familiar with the feelings of tension that invade our bodies and minds when stress surfaces. It can be paralyzing and cause confusion, hesitation, fear, and prevent us from living our best lives. The feeling of stress can be fleeting or chronic – in either case it can cause a host of other challenges for our health, relationships, and environments. This is why it’s so crucial to learn stress management techniques and become familiar with the ways to cope with stress that work best for our unique selves.

Stress management practices come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors – experiment with what may work for you so you can find your go-to tool for managing stress in your life.

Learn how to manage your stress in a healthy way with this guide – full of tips, tricks, and techniques for letting it go, slowing down, relaxing, and managing the business and inevitable stress of daily life.

Design your time

6-Step Plan to Design a Balanced Calendar

By Melissa Eisler

What is the cost of being so busy? If you find yourself drowning in a packed calendar and want to break the habit, follow these steps to tune into what matters most and design your time accordingly.

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Wedding Day Mindfulness: Guidelines for Staying Present and Sane on the Big Day

By Melissa Eisler

Need help fighting off the stress of wedding day? Mindfulness can help. Follow these 10 guidelines to stay in the moment, calm and cool on the big day.

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8 Ways to Relax as a Couple

By Melissa Eisler

It’s easy to get stuck in to-do list mode and forget to spend quality time with your significant other. Before you know it, you’ve postponed date night an entire year. Here are eight date ideas for how to enjoy one another while keeping it simple.

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10 Ways to De-stress in Just 5 Minutes

By Melissa Eisler

It can take only an instant to feel stress, so it’s only right that we should know how to de-stress in a flash, too. Here are 10 things to do when you need to de-stress and only have a few minutes to spare.

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13 Productivity Hacks to Save You Time and Energy

By Melissa Eisler

What would you give to work less, but actually accomplish the same amount of work? Here are some time-saving tools to reduce your hours at the office, but still be a productive rock star.

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Infographic: 40 Little Things You Can Do to Relax

By Melissa Eisler

Are you inexperienced at relaxing? For some people, meeting deadlines, giving advice, completing chores, and being productive comes naturally—relaxing does not. But regular downtime is good for your health, so check out these easy ideas to sneak some relaxation-inducing activities.

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A Meditation to Overcome Perfectionism

By Melissa Eisler

It’s healthy to strive for excellence, but perfectionism can set you back in more ways than one. And learning that less-than-perfect and excellence can coincide harmoniously is a useful lesson. Whether you’re a full-on perfectionist or just have some tendencies, this meditation will help you loosen up and let it go.

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5 Bite-Size Meditations to Try When You’re Just Too Busy

By Melissa Eisler

Sometimes you just don’t have time to meditate. When you find yourself in a mid-day slump, stressing out over an impending deadline, or waking up too late for your normal meditation practice, that’s when bite-sized meditations can save the day.

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10 Ways to Clear Your Mind Without Meditating

By Melissa Eisler

Meditation is a simple, effortless process for some, but can feel like a daunting challenge for others. If you’re struggling to get over the hump of beginning a practice, start with some alternative activities—like playing music and coloring— that can incite a clearer state of mind. Here are some ideas.

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Infographic: The Science Behind a Happier Commute

By Melissa Eisler

If you’ve ever felt your blood pressure rise behind the wheel or on public transport, you may need to learn how to upgrade to a happier commute.

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In-Flight Mindfulness: 5 Meditations to Try When You’re Traveling

By Melissa Eisler

Whether you have a phobia of flying or have anxiety about where you’re headed, in-flight mindfulness may be your key to flying with ease.

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3 Ways to Squeeze in a Post-Work Meditation

By Melissa Eisler

A post-work meditation will help you ease the transition between work and home life, and will generally benefit you and your loved ones tremendously.

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6 Ways Nature Can Boost Your Energy and Ease Stress

By Melissa Eisler

Looking for a prescription to de-stress and gain energy? Try a daily dose of the outdoors. Research says it can boost your energy and improve your physical and mental health. Here are six ways to fit your nature quota into your routine.

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Language Overhaul: Transform Your Shoulds Into Wants

By Melissa Eisler

Shoulds feels heavy, like an obligation. They imply something that you look forward to being over. Here’s how to use more positive language to infuse some positivity and motivation into your to-dos.

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Quiz: What Kind of Retreat Is Right for You?

By Melissa Eisler

A yoga or meditation retreat is a great way to dive into the practice and disconnect. Take this quiz to find out your retreat style.

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