April: Stress Management
Stress is a part of life, but the healthier you are, the better able you are to manage stress when it happens. Chronic stress can impact your immune system, which lowers your resistance to getting sick. Approaching stress management from a wellness lifestyle approach can give you "money in the bank" when it comes to preventing stress, and can give you the energy you need to handle stress when it happens.
The Heart and Mind Connection
Everyone has heard the saying, calm down or you’ll give yourself a heart attack. This may be shrugged off as a folk saying but there is a lot of truth to this statement. Prolonged, elevated stress has a negative impact on your cardiac health. By managing your stress you can help prevent damage to your heart.
The best way to avoid stress is to plan. Although it may seem like a lot of effort up front, taking the time to plan in both your work and home life will have a significant payoff of reducing stress.
Most of us live a fast paced lifestyle where we feel “the more we do the better we are” as individuals. This also means that we feel too busy to take a vacation. Taking time off to relax is important as it allows our minds to recharge. A vacation can mean coming back to working smarter not harder.
Relaxation to Soothe the Mind and Body
Even the best planning and preparation can not make you immune to stress. There are both positive and negative things in life that you have little control over. What you can control is how you react to those stressors.
Every workplace is filled with potential stressors. There are many easy ways to prevent stress from draining your energy way.