Stresses and strains of life today can take various forms. We can feel embattled, place blame on others and ourselves. We have a range of articles that can help you cope with stress, anxieties, depression, and anger, and how to better manage how we react to situations.
Do you know deep within your core that there are things that it’s time to let go of? Old hurts that continue to fester, anger and resentment that refuse to diminish, and beliefs about what others have “done to you”? Perhaps you even feel anger, guilt, shame or sadness regarding your own past, the things that you’ve done to yourself?
We’ve all felt that pressure before. The urge to buy something new, or to move into the bigger house, the nicer car, or even the new purse in order to make ourselves feel as if we belong is a common one. And we often don’t look too deeply into those purchases, instead saying to ourselves (and others) that we just needed a bigger house. Or a car with more horsepower. Or shoes that match our new outfit. Is this really true, or is this a rationalization?
As we head into fall and the holidays, we enter once again the world of the stressed-out mommy: too many activities, too many PTA meetings, lost lunches, permission slips, and homework. The stresses of having an active family can sometimes be exhausting.
We’ve heard a lot about post-partum depression in new moms. But the stresses on a new father can be just as tough, and for many men, there is the added pressure of feeling that they must suffer in silence.
Our modern lifestyles and career choices can sometimes take us far from our families. That may mean that we don’t live near family, or that we don’t really use our family as a support network, even if they are nearby. So when a new child is brought home, we don’t have our village. And more importantly, we often don’t have the large cadre of family members who might be available to give a new mother a much-needed break.
Ever had that feeling that you’re just not satisfied with your life? That despite the many advantages you may have, you still just don’t feel happy? You may feel almost guilty – you have a great job, a supportive family, maybe even the big house and fancy car, and yet, something still nags at you.
Did you know that New Yorkers, and by extension, Long Islanders, are the second most stressed-out inhabitants of the U.S.? The least affordable housing and the highest population density, along with some extreme work hours, make us all a little bit edgier than most of our compatriots.