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Stress: A Consistent Part of Life

Stress management has become a multi-million dollar industry. Everywhere you go there are books and magazine articles on stress management. There are entire web sites dealing stress.

But let me make one thing very clear. I do not even like the words "stress management." When I am dealing with excessive stress, the last thing I want is needing to "manage" one more thing. I prefer the terms "easing stress, de-stressing, or stress relief."

Stress is part of everyone's life; some stress is beneficial and some detrimental. What is the most detrimental to our health is stress that builds up and does not get released.

Unrelieved stress, can cause depression, anxiety, and chronic diseases. Stress that builds up can complicate chronic diseases such as hypertension, high cholesterol levels, diabetes, along with other conditions.

Many things can cause stress than can become toxic if we do not balance our lives and reduce stress. From childhood to our elderly years, stress is everywhere. We must never negate the stress that children experience as well as the elderly. And adults of all ages and backgrounds live through stressful events.

What complicates stress is when we feel hopeless to do anything about it. How we view stress, the actions we take to reduce it, and accepting it when it cannot be changed are important things to remember when analyzing our stress levels.

What causes you stress?

  • High stress job

  • No job and not enough money

  • Difficult relationships

  • Illnesses

  • Being a full-time caregiver

  • Depression or anxiety

  • Lack of a support system

  • Unhealthy environment (work or home)

  • Loneliness

  • Too much to do

The list can go on endlessly. The stress you are experiencing will determine specific needed action.

Obviously if you just lost your home in foreclosure, doing jumping jacks and deep breathing exercises will not solve your house problems. But enjoyable healthy activities and a proper diet may help you deal with the stress better, have a better outlook on life, and actually help you come up with creative ideas to solve your problem. Listen to everything that comes into your mind to see if it offers you ideas and ways to improve your stress levels.

Years ago when I was a single mother going to school, I was so stressed that I couldn't even breathe deeply. As I was learning yoga and deep breathing practices, I would cough everytime I tried to take a deep breath. I was mega stressed. I realized that when I was the most stressed, I actually would hold my breath unconsciously. That certainly didn't help matters. With practice, I learned how to relax enough to at least breathe properly.

Check out my Wellness Way coaching program to help you get your stress under control. But beware, we will be talking a lot about what you eat and how proper nutrition can help with stress. Your body will thank you for it.

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Ways people de-stress

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Gardening can be good for your health

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Reading for relaxation and de-stressing

Reading for relaxation and health

Meditation to Reduce Stress

Meditation to relieve stress

Relaxing and being creative with friends

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Prayer

Prayer for health & Wellness


The Wellness Way

Holistic Health & Wellness Guidance

Richmond, VA

Karen Best Wright, B.S., M.A., CHES
Certified Health Educator, Personal Wellness Coach, and Energy Healing Practitioner


Karen@TheWellnessWay.org

434-242-1695

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