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Dec

1. Remember….you are not alone. Ask others to help out. 2. Don’t put off until last moment. That only creates more stress and adds more to the holiday frenzy. Plan ahead. 3. Shop online. Saves time and energy. 4. Remember, it’s the thought that counts. Don’t place extreme demands for the perfect gift. 5. Keep…

10

Nov

Individuals who set lofty goals and expectations for themselves often find themselves stressed and worn out from demands they place on themselves. Often times it was a simple approach in addressing this stress.  Set realistic hours and limits. However, it is not always that simple. A changing economy and expectations at work, high demands may…

26

Jul

Researchers have discovered a neural circuit in our brain that activates the stress response. This information can lead to new information in addressing disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Depression. There is a small structure in our brain locus coeruleus that when under stress, neurons in that region secrete a hormone. Researchers discovered…

27

May

When comparing the stress levels of working mom’s with preschool age kids, their stress levels were four times higher than those of dad’s. The differences were thought to be related to roles men and woman may have in life. Woman, it is hypothesized, may be thinking of the tasks that lie ahead of them (parenting) which…

24

Oct

Nearly every client that walks through the doors of our counseling center identifies stress as a significant challenge in his or her life. People report feeling they are not in control of their time and that they spend a substantial amount of time doing things they do not want to do. The simple solution is…

07

May

Answer by Mark Myers: There are several different components at work when it comes to anxiety. These would include thoughts, behaviors, physiology, and/or environment. Most of the time we can utilize tools to address all the above. Recognize patterns to your anxiety (environment). Certain surroundings may create more anxiety. Preparing for these situations (not worrying…

15

Jan

35 Proven Stress Reducers 1. Get up 15 minutes earlier in the morning. The inevitable morning mishaps will be less stressful. 2. Don’t rely on your memory. Write down appointment times, when to pick up dry cleaning, etc. 3. Practice preventive maintenance. Your car, appliances, home or relationships will be less likely to break down/fall…

05

Jan

Ten Tips to Managing Workplace Stress Many get stressed out by work from time to time, but recognizing the severity of it and classifying it as a problem can be the right path towards managing workplace stress. 1. Recognize your stress Signs and Symptoms : anxiety, irritability, depression, apathy, loss of interest in work, problems…

05

Jan

Top Ten Stress Relievers 1. Exercise 2. Take a walk 3. Take a fun class 4. Take a few minutes and do a visualization of restful or peaceful     place/thought 5. Take a yoga class 6. Practice deep breathing techniques 7. Participate in a fun activity with partner or friend 8. Cognitive reframing…..  look at…