It's no secret that reading stimulates the brain. But, did you know that there are benefits for your relationship when you read a book with your partner? Studies have found that couples that read together are happier.
Unfortunately, people are more stressed out than they have ever been. This is because you are constantly plugged in. You are on your cell phone, computer, or whatever electronic gadget is nearby. This means that you are always on.
You aren't a machine. You can't go forever. If you don't stop, eventually you will collapse. Think of your car, what happens if you don't stop for gas or an electrical recharge? Obviously, your car will stop.
Your brain needs less screen time and more reading time. When you read a book with your partner, it will create a stimulating conversation. That's something that everyone wants.
Here are 10 benefits for couples that read together:
It's easy in our fast paced society to forget about your own self-care. You are busy taking care of everybody else. You have a job and deadlines to meet. This doesn't leave much time for your own self-care plan.
Self-care doesn't have to be difficult. I have found a lot of people feel guilty when they think of self-care. This can come from an old thought pattern. It's time to throw out that old thought pattern, and replace it with a new one.
I talk about self-care a lot in my practice. When people think of self-care they often think of getting a mani/pedi or a massage. Those are nice things, but self-care is taking care of your mind, body and spirit. It's something that you practice daily. It doesn't have to be difficult.
Surround yourself with positive people. Start by reviewing the social supports available to you. If necessary, start developing a positive social support system.
Approach each day with purpose. Be productive by outlining daily structure. No task is too small to feel good about. Each step can…
You feel overwhelmed. You feel like there is nothing you can do about the stress in your life. The children won't stop arguing. The bills are piling up. You can't finish the laundry. Will it ever end?
You wish there were more hours in the day, but there isn't. This makes you feel like your life is out of control. You don't feel like there is anytime for fun in your life.
After a while, you may start feeling tired and resentful. It seems like everyone else is having fun, why aren't you? This is when it's time to take inventory of your life. You really are driving the bus, here. Back up, and take a look at how you got here.
You actually are in control of your life. This means you can stop saying yes when you mean no.
Here are 6 tips that will help you reduce stress and feel better:
Having too much stress, can negatively impact your life. Especially your relationship. When you feel overwhelmed, you may start to disconnect. When this happens your partner will begin to feel left out.
Your partner may also feel they have done something wrong. But, in reality you are feeling overwhelmed from the stress in your life. I see this happen a lot. Life takes over and you put everyone else first. If this goes on too long, you will begin to feel burnt out.
Self-care is taking care of your mind, body, and soul. Start by assessing your needs. Next, take action on that assessment.
Here are 10 self care tips, that will help you in your relationship:
When you think of self care, you may think of getting a massage or a mani/pedi. That is alright, there is nothing wrong with getting those things. But, what self care means is taking care of your mind, body and soul.
Learning to take time out when you need it, is the core of self care. In today's world everyone is busy. You are driven to work more and do more. If you keep up at this pace, you will end up feeling depleted and empty inside.
Unfortunately, practicing self care isn't always easy. I have found that a lot of people feel guilty when they put themselves first. Even when this means they are exhausted. Which means you are going to burn out. This can lead to many other problems.
This puts both your emotional and physical health at risk. But, it's not until one of those is at risk when people begin to do something.
Here are 10 tips to help you take better care of yourself: