Going away to college for the first time is an exciting venture which, for many, marks the beginning of a new chapter of their lives. While thrilling, it can also be a bit overwhelming to ‘move away’ and truly be on your own for what may be the first time.
Life is full of changes. From the very moment we come into existence, we are thrown into a forward motion of continual development and change. While some people seek change and are riveted by it, others find that dealing with transition can induce great amounts of stress.
The holidays can be a magical time of year filled with festivities, friends and my personal favorite, delicious food! At the same time, there are many people who feel their stress levels rise during the holidays. In fact, a survey conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research found that in the United States, people are more likely to feel an increase in stress rather than a decrease during the holidays.
It seems that many of us tend to have more bad daily habits than good. And it’s really no surprise: The stress of modern life with its many deadlines, constant barrage of information and comparing ourselves to impossible standards has us cutting corners and promoting poor habits, like staying up way too late.
Break the cycle with these 8 good daily habits to improve your life:
Stress. Everyone’s got it, needs it and deals with it in some way. Surprising as it may sound, stress in its very basic and primal form is actually good and necessary for the body. It is the body’s natural way of protecting a person from danger and helps us get things accomplished. Stress keeps us moving and alert. It can also help us focus on a daily basis to get through our “to do” list.