Stress is epidemic, and science has already supported what millions have experienced for themselves under stress. Stress can make people sick, and it can kill. From hypertension to heart attacks, from frayed tempers to burn out, from fuzzy concentration to gnawing back-pain, stress can overload us physically, mentally and emotionally.
Stress is an inescapable part of life, but we don’t have to live helpless before it. There are definitely factors outside of our control when it comes to living with stress, so that just means we can focus on what we can do in order to help ourselves. No one can afford to be ignorant when it comes to self-care about dealing with their stress. When we take accountability at a personal level, we decide for ourselves what no one else can or will, and that action by itself is of great help in getting our strength back.
Knowledge is power, and we need to be more aware of what situations can contribute to stress, and how stress creeps up in and makes us ill. We can use that knowledge to prevent that from happening and be able to take care of our selves when it does.
Stress can come from feeling we have no control, comfort, or choice. By learning about stress, and applying that awareness to action, we take control and open up more choices for ourselves to address the cause and relieve the pressure, creating better situations for ourselves. Continue reading How To Make A Self-Care Program To Combat Stress