Are you a stress-head?

If you are beware. You could be damaging your health if you don’t take measures to reduce your stress levels now. Some stress is good for us. It is a natural reaction to events which causes us to go into fight or flight mode. Temporarily we become more alert and aware of what’s going on and it keeps us on our toes. But prolonged stress where you become overwhelmed and anxious can damage your health, your mood and your relationships. Long-term stress can raise blood pressure, suppress the immune system, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, contribute to infertility, and speed up the ageing process. It is known that chronic stress can increase the risk of leaving you more vulnerable to anxiety and depression.

So please, don’t stress any more. Seek help. Take control and regain the balance and quality of life you deserve.

I would like you to look at 3 areas in your life.

Your network- A network of strong personal relationships, friends, family and colleagues can help protect you from adverse symptoms of stress by supporting you. Make sure that you retain your social life. If your network is a bit thin on the ground, go out and find some new friends. Try volunteering, evening classes, pet-walking or invite a colleague for a coffee.

Emotional intelligence- is now thought to be as important as, if not more important than your IQ if you are to be successful and live a happy and rewarding life. So look after your mental health and improve key qualities such as resiliance, flexibility and ability to cope with change.

Relax!-whatever it takes, and everyone is different, make sure that you know how to relax. Time spent relaxing is time well spent and you are not being idle, you are investing in your long term health.

De-stress now before it’s too late.

You may also like;

Daniel Goleman-Emotional Intelligence (Amazon)

Relaxation techniques for stress relief

Improving emotional health

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