According to WebMD, 43% of all adults incur adverse health effects from stress. Stress is a loaded word. What does that mean?
Well, we tend to use the word stress to mean anything that is seemingly a hassle, or unpleasant to deal with.
While chronic stress definitely puts your health at risk, research does find that when you learn to manage stress in the right way, it can actually work for you. In fact, it can actually improve your performance, and your own resilience and strength.
There are both positive and negative ways to deal with stress.
Take the test below and mark your answers in both the Positive and Negative Ways To Deal With Stress charts.
Who is the biggest enemy in your life? Is it your unfriendly ex, your mean boss, or that old high school bully? Whomever you think it is, I bet you weren’t thinking it would be the monster we’re all so familiar with, Stress...
Stress & Your Diet
There are many events and circumstances that can trigger chronic stress, from poor finances to long-term illnesses and bad relationships. As cortisol courses through your body, it creates inflammation and leaves you completely exhausted.
Chronic Stress Management
Mindfulness is a form of meditation that can be done anytime, anywhere. It involves being present to what is happening now, rather than reminiscing about the past or worrying about the future. Notice your different senses (colors, sounds, textures, tastes, scents) as a way to keep you connected to the present moment.
Personal boundaries are emotional, physical, and mental limits that each individual must establish based on their own needs and desires to protect him or herself from being used, manipulated or even violated by others. Setting boundaries is a personal responsibility, rooted in self-care and a desire to cultivate wellbeing. The premise is that no one and nothing can hurt youif you don’t allow it.
43% of all adults have some type of health problems because of stress
75% to 90% of all visits to the doctor are stress related
OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) declares stress to be a hazard in the workplace
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