MINDSET MAKEOVER: STRESS-BUSTING TOOLKIT: WHAT IS STRESS? [part 1]

 

 

 

 

By Lauren Paparone, The “Health” Coach
Personal Empowerment Inc.

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No matter what you do, you can’t get away from stress. We all know that stress can be very detrimental to our health and our productivity in our work. So what are we to do?

Many times I hear people say “I work best under stress” ”I do my best work at the last minute.” In truth, we all force ourselves to work well under some stress. Every one’s tolerance for stress is different. For some people, just a small change in their environment can put them over the edge and others seem to thrive when they’re under pressure. This doesn’t mean that in either case the stress is any healthier for either of these types of people.

Stress is often categorized into good stress and bad stress. Many believe only bad stress can be detrimental to their health.

Examples of bad stress could be: marital problems, death of a loved one, an accident, health problems etc. We all know that under these types of conditions, we feel the effects of the stress.
Examples of good stress could be: getting married, planning for a vacation, buying a new house, getting a new job, moving to a new city, going to a party etc. What makes these types of stressors different is that they are exciting and thought of as being good for the individual.

In fact, both good and bad stress has negative effects on our health. Symptoms could be increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, fear, lack of sleep or too much sleep, loss of weight or weight gain.
So what’s a person to do? There is an arsenal of tools which you can add to your stress busting toolkit. In my future blogs in this series, I will provide 12 survival tips to put in your toolkit!

To your success!

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