3 Steps to Successful Stress Management

 

Stressed woman

You can cope with stress if you have the right tools. Image by africa

Previously I talked about “The Crippling Effect of Stress on Your Organs”. We discussed the negative physical effects caused by stress ranging from heart problems to multiple sclerosis (MS).

Managing stress is all about taking charge of your life and your attitude towards dealing with problems.

Today we are going to look at the 3 steps that will help you manage and even overcome stress so that you don’t have to worry about the damage that stress can do to your body.

Step 1: Identify Source of Stress

Young woman pondering

The first step is successfully identifying the source of your stress.
photo by stock images

Let’s face it; identifying the source of stress in our lives is easier said than done. We can easily overlook our own negative behaviour such as stress-inducing thoughts and negative attitudes. Continue reading

The Crippling Effect of Stress on Your Organs

Hooded kid with headache

Stress is much more damaging to your body than you think.
photo by Ambro

We have all heard about how stress can harm us physically. But how many of us know exactly which organs suffer damage and to what extent?

Skin

Some of the most serious skin conditions are caused by stress.  photo by stockimages

Some of the most serious skin conditions are caused by stress.
photo by stockimages

Stress has been linked to major skin problems the likes of which are mentioned below:

  • Acne
  • Blisters
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema and other dermatitis types

Brain

Young man with a headache

Headaches and migraines are the most common symptoms of stress.
photo by stockimages

Stress causes headaches and migraines due to a build-up of tension around the head, neck and shoulder.

Chronic stress stimulates the growth of proteins that might cause Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Continue reading