Five Ways to Cut Down on Stress Exercise regularly. Avoid false guilt and worry. Set realistic goals and priorities. Hang loose. Set aside time to relax every day. Avoid overindulging in drugs, food, alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine. The Five Steps for Stress Reduction. Progressive relaxation starting from your head or toes and mentally relaxing […]
Changing Negative Habits Can Reduce Stress
Understanding Habits Habits are behaviors that your brain has gotten used to and repeats often unknowingly. Your brain thrive on familiarity. Therefore, when you repeat a behavior, you are creating a neural pathway. The neural pathway makes the behavior easier and often automatic. Changing a habit means creating a new neural pathway or a […]
Control Stress Before it Controls You!
Stress has become a common topic of conversation. The discussion is often: “I am so stressed out, I don’t have time to do anything!” “My job is so stressful!” It is usually followed by a list of examples that make it seem completely unmanageable. Although stress can be negative or positive, the physical effects are the […]
Stress or Anxiety- How Do I Know?
Stress or Anxiety? How do I know? Everyone who lives and breathes experiences stress. Your problems are not from the amount of stress you have, but how you handle it. Stress is annoying, but anxiety is debilitating. Stress is responsible for everything from headaches to cancer. It is blamed for short tempers and bad manners. […]