Understanding Stress

Stress management comes in many shapes, ways and forms.  Essentially it comes down to what works for you. When things are feeling hectic and overwhelming, what will help bring you some calm?  Below are a few things to keep in mind.

  • Stress is the body’s way of responding to perceived threats. Some stress can be a good thing, helping us to focus on a task or take action and problem solve. Bad stress is when we feel overwhelmed and feel like we can’t deal with the problem. Prolonged negative stress can have an impact on our overall health.  Think of stress as an indicator of how much you care about something rather than something to worry about.

  • Being mindful means that we pay attention to our thoughts, feelings, sensations and surrounding environment in each moment. When we pay attention to the moment, it helps us to not stress what may or may not happen in the future.

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