Stress happens. Like dirty laundry, it is the natural result of us going about our everyday lives. If we don’t have a system in place to manage it, the accumulation builds up leading to a crisis. Unfortunately, stress overload affects every aspect of our lives, and professional assistance may be required to deal with it.
The physical and emotional symptoms associated with stress include headaches, stomach upset, muscle aches and pains, fatigue, increased blood pressure, sleep disturbances, and unexplained anger. When we recognize stress as it happens, we are able to see what to do with it.
Taking care of it before it gets out of hand, makes life much more pleasant and productive. The following are five simple strategies to recognize stress and deal with it at its source: