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Today is National Stress Awareness Day

The kids, the dog, relatives, the job, the spouse, bills, the neighbors, the weather, and so on and so on. Yikes, CALGON, take me away!!! Don’t you wish it was really that easy? We all have experienced stress from time to time, but when we are exposed to high levels of stress on a daily basis our mental health and physical health are at risk.

 

April is stress awareness month and this is a good time to evaluate what you can do to eliminate your stress triggers and make a game plan for the ones you can’t eliminate.

Stress can affect your body, your thoughts, and feelings, as well as your behavior. Stress that’s left unchecked can cause fatigue, depression, and anxiety. Stress can also contribute to many health problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.

 

There are many studies that have concluded exercise can help reduce stress. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America published a survey showing that seven out of ten American adults who suffer from stress, used exercise as the most common method for reducing their stress.

A well-balanced diet can help combat stress, green vegetables like kale, spinach, and broccoli along with fruits that are high in vitamin C can help. Also, limit your soda, caffeine, and alcohol intake.

 

Create relationships that are positive and uplifting. Misery loves company, so steer clear of the “Debbie downer train” (as my Nana would say). Take time for yourself and put things into perspective, don’t let your mind blow things out of proportion.

 

Some other helpful hints;

Get plenty of sleep

Exercise, yoga, working out, sports, walking, just gets moving

Listen to music

Read a good book

Get a massage

Talk with a friend, pastor, counselor, or life coach.

Get involved with a support network

Pray and Meditate

Talk with your health care provider.

Keep a journal

Breath

Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

 

Be kind to yourself. There has only been one person perfect enough to walk on water and we are not HIM. Be proud of your best instead of trying to be perfect.

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