We all need to manage stress in our lives. Stress can negatively affect our health and cause depression. Stress is caused by having too many obligations or too few. To be fulfilled we all need to feel useful. Accepting a certain number of obligations, but stopping before you start feeling overwhelmed, can help manage stress. Only you can determine your limits, of course!
Another way to manage stress is to engage in a routine exercise program. Many experts recommend at least 20 minutes of exercise three times a week.
There are definite signs your body will give you that indicate high stress levels. Some indicators include abnormal body functions like heavy periods, hives, fatigue and even dental issues like bleeding gums. Crazy, vivid dreams can also be a sign of stress.
Don’t ignore stress and take steps to address the stress in your life.
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