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Six Ways to Tone Down Stress in your Life

It is not uncommon to see someone you know, perhaps your friend, a family member, or   colleague whose demeanor is looking unusual and you show concern by asking the question ‘why is your appearance looking dull today?’ or you   say   ‘you seem to have lost weight’ and their reply would be ‘it is stress o jare’ in Nigeria vernacular. The term stress seem to be something everyone takes for granted but its effect on our physical, emotional and mental well-being is often disastrous. More women than men are prone to stress partly because besides the everyday hustle to support the family income is the added responsibility of taking care of the home front. Many studies have confirmed that stress could lead to deli-bating diseases like high blood pressure (which is constantly on the rise in recent times), heart attack, nervous breakdown and many others. Hence, there is an urgent need for us to take the matter of stress very seriously. Here are six ways to manage stress be

Five Tips for Dealing with Negative Circumstances

Life is a challenge in itself! Every day you wake up is designed for you to solve problems, surmount difficulties and cross over many hurdles.   If one does not adopt the right mindset, you might find yourself wrapped up in so many difficulties that you will find it hard to climb out. Here I share insights gleaned from reading Joyce Meyer's book: 'Woman to Woman on dealing with negative circumstances'. Know the antidote of fear Joyce says "the best antidote to fear is faith". You have the power to choose what flows through your mind. Is it to be afraid or be hopeful when confronted with a bad situation?Whenever a fearful thought comes to you, don't let it take root by standing against it with Gods truth. Do something about the situation If you desire a better life than you have now, you must make a decision and take the necessary steps to have it.Wallowing in self pity will not take you any step further. For example, the woman with the issue of