Is Your 5 O’Clock Drive Your Most Stressful Hour?

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One of the most overwhelming stressors in your day, besides work, is coming home from work.

It’s 5pm and everybody is heading to day care to pick up kids or they are heading home like maniacs. They switch lanes, cut you off, slam on your breaks and you are screaming at the top of your lungs trying to figure out why these people can’t just drive normally. You probably barely avoid about 10 accidents before you even make it to the day care to pick up your child who sitting alone playing by himself because you are late again. The look of your kid plus the stress of the drive just adds to your total stress for the day.

Driving is a huge cause of stress.

Most people, especially in crowded cities like New York City and Los Angeles, spend almost an hour trying to get to work or get home safely. In many cities, this traffic also causes several public safety issues as well. As your stress builds, so does the stress of those who are traveling around you as well. With this stressor you are not alone and everybody is feeding off of everybody else’s stress and anxiety.

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Your 5 o’clock drive doesn’t have to look this.

Once you are able to get your kids picked up you may have another stressful situation. Perhaps they are separated in the car because you’re tired of playing referee while you drive, but they still seem to annoy each other one way or another. One way to deal with this is to keep them as occupied as possible.

To deal with this type of stress, you may first want to try out some relaxing music. Invest in classical music that will make it more soothing as you drive. You may also consider nature sounds that will lighten up rush hour.

Another option is to change your daily route.

Look for a way that is not as stressful, perhaps take residential streets instead of busy highways. You might find that this route is longer, but you will appreciate the reduced stress in your life by taking this route.

Another technique is to simply start your drive five or ten minutes early. This keeps you from having such a time crunch in the mornings. This can actually make a less stressful drive as well.

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6 Powerful Ways To Relieve Stress And Anxiety Starting Today

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Stress and anxiety are so common in today’s world, that everyone seems to be searching for that ‘quick fix’ that will instantly take their stress and anxiety away. Unfortunately there is no quick fix for stress and anxiety, yes there are masks to temporary help you deal with stress and anxiety, but you don’t to go down that road for the long term… trust me. 

So here are the 6 powerful ways you can begin to relieve stress and anxiety from your life starting today:

1. Don’t just sit there. Move!exercise to relieve stress and anxiety

According to many psychologists, motion creates emotion. You might notice that when you are idle, it’s easier to become depressed. Your heart rate slows down, less oxygen travels to your brain, and you are slumped somewhere in a chair blocking air from reaching your lungs. I challenge you right now (yes even before work), regardless of how you are feeling, to get up and walk around at a fast tempo. Maybe you might want to go to an empty room and jump up and down a little bit. It may sound silly but the results speak for themselves. Try it now for a few minutes. It works like magic at the beginning of the day to relieve stress and anxiety.

2. Smell the rosestaking vacations to relieve stress and anxiety

How do you smell the roses? How about investing some money to go on that one trip you’ve been dreaming about? Visit a country with lots of exotic places to jolt your imagination and spur your creativity. You need to detach from your daily activities and venture a little bit.

3. Help others cope with their problems

It is very therapeutic when you engross yourself in helping others. You will be surprised how many people’s problems are worse than those you may be facing. You can offer others assistance in countless ways. Don’t curl up in your bed and let depression, stress and anxiety take hold of you.

“Get out and help somebody. But be careful. Don’t get caught up in other people’s problems in an attempt to forget about your own.”

4. Laugh a little

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Doesn’t matter what other people think, what makes you laugh?

By now you’ve heard that laughter is a good internal medicine. It relieves tension and loosens the muscles. It causes blood to flow to the heart and brain. More importantly, laughter releases a chemical that rids the body of pains.

Everyday, researchers discover new benefits of laughter. Let me ask you this question: “Could you use a good dose of belly-shaking laughter every now and then?” Of course you can. What you are waiting for? Go to a comedy club or rent some funny movies.

 5. Stress is contagious

What I mean by this is that negative people can be a huge stressor. Negativity breeds stress and some people know how to do nothing but complain. Now you can look at this in one of two ways. First, they see you as a positive, upbeat person and hope that you can bring them back “up”. If that’s not it, then they’re just a negative person and can’t feel better about themselves unless those around them are negative as well.

Don’t get caught up in their downing behavior. Recognize that these kinds of people have their own stressand anxiety issues and then limit your contact with them. You can try to play stress doctor and teach them how to better manage their stress and anxiety, but be aware that this may contribute more to your own stress, so tread lightly.

6. Stop stress and anxiety thought trains

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Remember, thoughts are things.

It is possible to tangle yourself up in a stress and anxiety knot all by yourself. “If this happens, then that might happen and then we’re all up the creek!” Most of these things never happen, so why waste all that energy worrying needlessly? Give stress thought-trains the red light and stop them in their tracks. Okay so it might go wrong – how likely is that and what can you do to prevent it?

There are so many great ways to relieve stress and anxiety. The best thing to think of when trying to overcome your stress and anxiety is to gain momentum. So start your journey towards a stress and anxitey free life today.

Visit www.theanxietyguy.com to learn more about the End The Anxiety Program, a program proven to begin turning your anxiety switches off through valuable tools, and the best anxiety support you’ll find online.

My Humble But Blunt Opinion On Today’s Treatments For Anxiety

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What if, just what if therapy for anxiety didn’t start and end with anti-anxiety medications?

How would our world be different? What would the anxiety disorder numbers be if natural alternatives were the first choice? Could the first line of treatments for anxiety, panic, and any other condition related to mental health actually be feeding the problem further?

Share your opinions in the comment section below, and have an excellent saturday everyone.

How The End The Anxiety Programs ‘Checking In’ System Transforms People

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The End The Anxiety Program’s checking in system provides the best 1 on 1 support available anywhere.

The creation of the end the anxiety program simply grew out of frustration.

After spending thousands of my hard earned dollars on trying to find a natural solution to my panic and anxiety disorders, I realized there was one key thing missing in each and every item I bought (online or offline). That essential ingredient that anxiety sufferers must have to keep them on track when setbacks on their anxiety recovery journey occur, comes in the form of proper support and guidance. Through the ‘checking in’ system that comes with the end the anxiety program, someone who decides to go through the natural anxiety recovery process with us is given an anxiety mentor to keep in touch with as they work through the program.

I can not tell you how well the checking in system has worked for so many of our clients who thought there was no way out of their anxiety disorder. We all need to learn and be mentored by someone who is in a situation, that we WANT to be in.

So if you’d like to learn more about the end the anxiety program and how it can create the changes in you that you desire, visit the Psychology (how the program works) page today.

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Believe In Yourself As I Believe In You…

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Without a mentor who stopped their own anxiety disorder naturally, I wouldn’t be here providing the kind of anxiety support I try to provide for others. I was guided by someone who believed in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself. Someone who took valuable time out of their day to help me when I was at my lowest point, as my health anxiety and panic attacks threatened to over-shadow every aspect of my life at the time. Now it’s my time to give back not only through the End The Anxiety Program, but through the answers and inspiration i’m determined to provide for anyone looking to end their anxiety naturally.

Have a great evening my fellow North American friends.

Dennis