‘WHY YOU SHOULD BLESS YOUR STRESS’
Author – unknown
Although relaxation ought to be, um, relaxing, stress management has somehow become another pressing item on our to-do list. We’re made to feel like failures if we can’t balance ourselves. But stress is good. The discomfort of stress is a sign that you are tackling life’s problems head-on. Stress improves productivity and performance –at work, at the gym –and your body will be stronger if you alternate periods of calm & excitement.
Once stress reaches a certain level, however, productivity goes down. Too much stress leads to sleep problems and irritability and can lead to a weakened immune system.
Your goal is not to completely avoid stress & lounge in your pj’s all day. Not only is the couch potato life boring, it’s a classic sign of depression.
Know this: Sometimes stress will get the better of you. A crucial aspect of stress management is self-acceptance –knowing that you are, for example, a stress eater. There may be days when you are so frustrated that you eat everything in the fridge. It happens. Do what you can to prevent these reactions. Meditation is great, or keeping a food or personal diary –connect with yourself and then move on.
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