Stress Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month
Posted on 04/01/2022
Stress Awareness MonthApril is Stress Awareness Month
Most experts agree stress is unique to every individual, but physical, mental, and emotional strain or tension are the general identifiers.  According to Stress.org, ways to relieve stress include:
• Take care of yourself – eat healthy, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, give yourself a break if you feel stressed. 
• Share your problems and how you are feeling and coping with a family member, friend, doctor, pastor or counselor. 
• Avoid drugs and alcohol. These can create additional problems and increase the stress you are already feeling. 
• Recognize when you need more help – know when to talk to a psychologist, social worker or counselor if things continue. 

Potentially the most valuable takeaway here is knowing how to talk to others about your stress. This goes both ways, as you need to know how to discuss your problems with others as well as talk to anyone that comes to you with their issues.