How to Avoid Vacation Stress

2682783988 561c55b5fc How to Avoid Vacation Stress

Why do you go on vacation? The chances are that you want to take a break from the daily rigors of your life. You might be living a comfortable life, but at the end of the day, everyone needs to get away from the usual things. That is one thing a vacation can give you. Whether you travel alone, with friends, or with family, a vacation can help you alleviate your stress levels. There is, however, the possibility that you will face stressful situations while on vacation. No matter how you look at it, you are still living, and just because you are going away for a while, it doesn’t mean that you are not going to be exposed to stress. Here are some tips to ensure that your vacation will stay as stress-free as possible. (more…)

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Buns of Iron

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The Quarantine Tales

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Drowning

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Full circle

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Last night was, without a doubt, rough. Personally, I think panic attacks are completely overrated, but that’s just me. I don’t happen to enjoy the “oh-my-god-I-can’t-breath-what-the-fuck-am-I-gonna-do??” moments that tend to surround motherhood, which then are closely followed by mommy guilt. Seriously, it was awful.