Stress is a normal part of our human experience. It can be debilitating and it can cause and/or aggravate health problems. It’s important to understand stress so that you can properly handle your various situations. It’s not a matter of IF, but WHEN you need to cope. Stress can weigh you down and make life’s journey more difficult than necessary. A worthy lesson to learn is to eliminate unnecessary suffering. When your stress level exceeds your ability to cope, you need to restore the balance by reducing the stressors or increasing your ability to cope or both. Try using one of the four A‘s: Avoid, Alter, Accept or Adapt.
?? Stress can be helpful
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “stress can motivate people to prepare or perform and might even be life-saving in some situations.”
?? Stress can make you sick
People under stress – especially those prone to chronic stress — are more susceptible to a variety of ailments, from headaches and insomnia to high blood pressure and heart disease.
?? Reasons you are Stressed
An American Psychological Association survey found the five most cited sources of stress are money, work, family, economic outlook and relationships.
?? A Plan to deal with stress is necessary
About two-thirds of U.S. workers report engaging in behavior such as drinking alcohol or crying regularly in order to deal with stress.
Think ahead and do something BETTER for yourself! ??♀️ Learn some strategies for coping with this silent burden.
Things to do for Stress Awareness Month
1. Practice meditation
3. Work with your Health Coach
Join our monthly Her Wellness Her Way Self Care Saturday – Stress Workshop