We all know the basics. Stress is a major contributor to high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack — The Big Three. Sometimes we are not aware of other ways or we don’t think of other ways stress may be affecting our bodies, our environment and our families and friends. Interestingly enough, stress is not new. In earlier times, stress was delegated. Yes, really. Those who were in power and or authority passed on those stressful responsibilities and obligations to their “subordinates”, leaving them free of the worries of the duty or task. That’s not how we deal with stress today. More stress has been created, and the number of people it impacts has grown tremendously. (remember when parents or staff did laundry, prepared meals, drove children to school) Today’s automated society has actually contributed to most of us doing more. There’s an app for it.
Do you think it might be stress?
- Skin breakouts, rashes or hives
- Trouble falling or staying asleep
- Poor concentration
- Emotional outbursts
The possibilities are favorable that these are signs of stress. How are we dealing with or how can we deal with the added stresses of our current lives as take on the roles of caregivers, empty nesting, babyboomers, lifestyle changes and more?
- Time outs/ time management
- Exercise and improved dietary changes
- Relax often
- Associate with positive people
As we start this new month, it’s another New Beginning for you to be the New You for the New Year. Get the support to make your life less stressful. Take the time to do what works for you. You matter.
Let me know how it goes.
Joy and light,