Stress Awareness

Stress ImageEveryone experiences stress from time to time. April is National Stress Awareness Month, which is a great time to think about how to create less stress in our own lives. Find the positive ways you can respond to issues in your life and keep your stress levels in check.

Stress can lead to a number of health problems, ranging from anxiety to severe depression to life-threatening heart attacks. Taking control of your personal health can make a great difference in the amount of stress you feel.

Harvard Medical School suggests the following tips for reducing stress and reclaiming control of your life:Tips for dealing with stress

  • Do something different; even a small change can make a big difference when it comes to stress.
  • Focus on the present by considering what is right with your life instead of dwelling on what’s wrong.
  • Look around you – see who needs a hand up, and then offer yours. Putting your focus on others can alleviate your own issues.
  • No matter what challenge you may be facing, do your best to think about it positively and then let that new, positive mindset become your focal point.

The importance of dealing correctly with stress is why health care professionals all over the country come together in April to raise awareness about this issue.

Zeiders salutes the professionals helping military members and their families deal more effectively with stress through operational stress control training.