Stress creeps on you. It’s the little aggravations that tear at you day after day. Traffic. Bills. Phone calls. Texts. Your child’s school. Family disagreements. Balancing work and family life. Even summer vacation can be stressful.
Stress isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It’s the inability to build healthy support systems to cope over time that can impact your physical and emotional health.
The trick is to set up tools and create habits in place to counteract daily stress. Schedule time for self-care daily, weekly and monthly. Make sure to include exercise, meditation and time in nature.
Even when things are going well and you don’t feel stressed, if you’re having trouble sleeping and feel irritable, it’s worth taking a second look. Are you ignoring or addressing these daily annoyances? When is the last time you unplugged and devoted time to taking care of yourself?
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