Stress relief articles
Since stress is a part of all of our daily lives to one degree or another, it’s important to have a toolbox filled with various things that you can use to relieve, prevent and manage your stress. Remember, stress is actually trying to help you survive; if you use it as intended, you’ll find that life’s little curve-balls are much easier to navigate.
Below are a series of articles including specific topics, types of stress, various stress management approaches and stress relief exercises. You’ll also find relevant information regarding the impact of stress on your overall well-being; this includes at the neurological, physical and psychological levels (these all overlap, by the way).
Stress and family
Remember when you used to feel charged up as you drove home, excited to see your family? Remember how wonderful it was to see your new husband or wife? Your new baby? "What happened to those days?" you ask as you grip the steering wheel tighter and tighter. What changed?? How do I get those days back? Your family life is directly impacted by stress, so it's important to protect them from the unhealthy effects. Learn how to start in this article.
Stress and health
Chronic stress is far more dangerous than people may think. The biochemical cocktail that is created by the body, while effective in short bursts, is extremely dangerous to almost every tissue and system in the body; in other words, what is supposed to help protect us can wind up killing us, if we aren't careful. Please read this article to learn a bit more.
Causes of Stress
When we think of stress, most of us only consider what it feels like, and what external situation created it; what we often miss is that there are other internal traits that contribute to it as well.