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Manage Your Stress

In Culture, Family, Human Resources on October 25, 2012 by Sufen Wang Tagged: , , , , , ,

Keep Calm and Carry On:

Let’s talk about stress. But first, take a deep breath and relax. Your health will thank you for that.

Stress can cause more than just frazzled hair and bitten fingernails. When you’re experiencing symptoms like insomnia, upset stomach, neck pain, and irritability, your body is basically saying, “Hey you! Slow down for a minute. You’ve been doing too much for too long.” If you ignore these warning signs, you increase your chances of heart disease, depression, diabetes, and other serious health issues.

You might respond, “Well taking a break is easier said than done. I’ve got a mid-term to study for and then I have to take my fiancé to the doctor and then I have to do this, that, and that other thing.”However, there some ways you can make things easier on yourself without dropping everything and going to relax on a beach in Fiji – although if you can afford that vacation, go right ahead. For example:

Always plan ahead. Writing to-do lists will help you manage your time and set priorities.

-Make sure you put meditation on your to-do list. Set aside a few minutes everyday to focus on achieving an inner peace.

-Relax your muscles with a hot shower or light stretching. Or make your fiancé give you a massage.

-And you should already know this one: exercise regularly and eat healthy.

If you’re set in your ways, it might take awhile (and cause some stress) to stick to these stress-relieving strategies. In the long run though, you’re going to feel a lot better and get sick less often. And now is the perfect time to get started because it’s autumn, which means it’s flu season.

To Your Health, Sufen Wang, Wang Solutions

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