April – Stress Awareness Month
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Since 1992, April has been recognized as Stress Awareness Month. Stress means something different for everyone and affects more than just our mental health. Williams Integracare Clinic offers a wonderful read on the negative affects stress has on our bodies.
When facing stressful situations, it is important to recognize moments when you need to give yourself some grace. There are times in our lives when stress is not something that we have the power to change. And what do we do?
- Acknowledging the moments when you don’t have control.
- Processing the situation and the possible reactions. Which reaction offers you the most sense of calm and clear mind to prepare for the next step or part of the process?
- Identify what other aspects of your life you can control that create opportunities for a healthy lifestyle.
- Set realistic expectations for yourself and others.
For tips on coping with stress, visit Williams Integracare – Tips to Help You Cope