The symptoms of stress can show up in unexpected ways. You probably can relate to the most common stress symptoms reported by other American adults (discussed earlier), but consider the following questions and whether you’re experiencing any of the following signs of a stress-filled life: Do you find yourself hyperventilating? Deep breathing in the face …
It’s springtime. The weather has turned and the sense of renewal is in the air. Beautiful flowers, tree buds, mowed lawns all signal the rejuvenation of flora and fawna. You may be experiencing the sensation of renewal as well. Longer days mean more outdoor activities, more engagement with others, and more vitamin D! Increased Anxiety …
Do you know the difference between fear and anxiety? If you look in the dictionary or ask most people, these words are often used interchangeably. However, there is an important distinction between them. To understand, let’s consider Janet and Marc. The sun was just beginning to peek through the blinds as Janet opened her eyes …
One of the effects of stress is muscle tension, and some people tend to hold their stress in certain parts of their bodies, such as shoulders, neck, or back.
Is comfort meant to be a universal and immediate panacea for every uneasy thought of interpreted distress?
Anxiety says worrying is necessary in order to keep track of all of the potential dangers and problems and catastrophes just lurking around the corner.
People respond to stress in two basic but different ways: they’re either go-getters and stay-putters.
Have you ever noticed how relaxed you can feel after you’ve done something physically strenuous? It’s possible to relive a little of this feeling by engaging in progressive muscle relaxation.
Healthy people are growing people, and people do not grow healthy in isolation. The following questions can help you recognize if you are creating and maintaining healthy relationships.
To help you determine your current level of stress, answer the following questions based on the past six months. Keep a tally of the number of points for each yes answer.
Sometimes people will take their feelings of dread and impending disaster and concentrate it into a single area of concern. OCD is anxiety distilled, a potent onslaught of negative thoughts coupled with crippling ritual, disrupting a person’s ability to function.
To help you identify your patterns of worry and what activities or thoughts they are most associated with, you need to answer the following questions. Take your time to answer these questions and rally think about your answers.