Do you sometimes feel as though you’re just coasting through life without real happiness? People in difficult circumstances (poor health, financial worries, marital problems) might think that happiness is out of their grasp. It might surprise you to find that even people who seem to have everything going well for them can feel like happiness is just out of reach. No matter what your situation is, take a look at these 6 simple ways to increase happiness. Put them into effect and watch your contentment levels rise.
Anger is an emotion that everyone experiences. While some might think it’s a negative emotion, anger is extremely powerful. When expressed correctly, it can promote necessary change in the environment, in others, and even in ourselves. Unfortunately, many times, people express anger in unhealthy ways. If you can lean how to manage anger in healthy ways, then it can become a helpful emotion rather than a negative one. Read on to learn about how to manage anger so that you can embrace, rather than fight, this very necessary emotion.
Stress: Everyone has it. Whether the person in question is a teenager, a young adult, a middle-aged adult, or a senior citizen, there will always be stressful and overwhelming situations that come up in life. Some stress is the everyday, mild variety: household chores, work, driving, scheduling appointments, family obligations, the weather, misbehaving pets, and so on. Other stress is acute and severe, such as a hospital stay, a loss in the family, a car accident, or losing a job. No one can eliminate stress entirely; however, there are coping mechanisms that we can use to reduce stress as much as possible. If you or your teen has been experiencing high amounts of stress recently, take a look at this list of 5 coping mechanisms to reduce stress and enjoy life.
Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time. You have undoubtedly had it yourself: sweaty palms, a pounding heart, tightness in your abdomen, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping. All of it together can make you on edge and stressed.
Young love can be fickle, and never will you find this to be truer than after your teenager experiences a traumatic romantic breakup. Teens tend to take early relationships seriously, so you might be surprised at the intensity of your adolescent’s feelings if he or she breaks up with a boyfriend or girlfriend after only a few weeks. To your teen, however, the strong feelings and the trauma are real. Here are some tips on how to help your teenager get over a breakup, whether it was a long- or short-term relationship.