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Could 10 minutes a day save your life? You can’t avoid stress, but if you’re smart, you can use techniques like ‘the relaxation response’ to offset the chronic health consequences. Read on to learn how to get started…
Need to cut your stress load but not sure where to start? Well, if you live or work in noisy surroundings your environment may affect your physiological stress response in ways you’re not even aware of. Reduce some of the noise pollution from your life and see if you don’t feel a little more of the serenity you’re after!
Stressed out and wondering why you’re so forgetful these days? Try stopping to smell the roses for a change and see if your memory doesn’t improve a bit… Learn more about how chronic stress impairs your ability to form and retrieve memories and learn how chronic stress destroys brain cells and leads to accelerated age-related memory loss; and most importantly, learn what you need to do to protect yourself from this type of cognitive decline.
Learn to listen to your body so you can quickly diagnose a stress reaction, and once you’ve recognized the physiological signs of stress, try one of these 2 quick and easy techniques to get rid of it.
Want to reduce the negative impact of stress on your health and happiness? Well here’s an easy 3 part recipe to a little more serenity: step 1 - identify what’s really stressing you out (use a stress diary here), step 2 – build your resilience to the stress you can’t avoid and step 3 – learn how to modify your reaction to stressors.
Has cynicism and fatigue replaced the enthusiasm and drive you once had at work? If so, you may be dealing with burnout, a worrisome psychological state that can rob you of your happiness and even your health. Learn more about burnout and take a quick 20 question quiz to find out if you’re experiencing the symptoms of this stress related condition.
Work tedium, a negative attitude, a lack of challenge or variety…just a few examples of workday factors that can lead to dangerous burnout. Sometimes you can change jobs and sometimes you can’t. Here are 8 ways to learn to love the job you’ve got when leaving just isn’t an option.
Caregiving, if you’re not careful, often leads to burnout. The hours and the frustrations take a significant toll and unless you’re vigilant, you’ll put your health and happiness at risk. But it doesn’t have to go that way – learn 8 ways to be an effective and compassionate caregiver while still protecting what’s important to you and your family.
The physical, mental and time demands of caretaking coupled with the emotional aspects of the job make burnout an unfortunate end point for too many who take on the important task of caring for a loved one. But it doesn’t have to end that way - Read on to learn 5 risk factors that up your odds of burnouts and see if you can’t make some changes today to protect yourself against the stress of tomorrow.
Feeling stressed out? Well, if that’s how you feel on a regular basis you might want to think about making some lifestyle changes, before that stress load starts to compromise your health.