April is Stress Awareness Month [infographic]

by Robyn Wright on April 25, 2015

in Health

infographics logoIf you have been reading my blog lately you know that I have been under a lot of stress lately with my son. It is what it is and I am managing to get through it. However, I do always notice when I am experiencing a lot of stress that I start feeling it physically. I tend to catch colds easier, have more headaches, and even my blood pressure will go up. Sometimes there is just an achiness all over too. When I take charge of my stress and do things to combat it I always start to feel better. For me laughter is the best medicine and luckily I’m pretty easily amused. I always feel better after laughing for just a few seconds or for a long time. Breathing is another practice that helps, just focus on your breathing to help in high stress periods, it really will help. Finally, exercising helps. It does not matter if it is yoga, aerobics, walking, swimming, weight training, or whatever – all of the movement really is beneficial.

Since it is Stress Awareness Month this week’s infographic is all about stress. How it impacts you and what things you can try to help you deal with it.

What helps you when you are stressed?

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April is Stress Awareness Month: Infographic

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1 Robin April 26, 2015 at 7:10 am

Well, I _am_ very aware of my own high stress levels…ha ha…but usually exercising daily helps me calm down somewhat. I’ll have to try the rolling pin trick too!

2 Robyn Wright May 8, 2015 at 8:13 pm

The feet thing works! I have this little roller for feet and it really helps!

3 tannawings May 1, 2015 at 1:10 am

I try and do something outside when I am feeling stressed. Something about being outside for me is very calming.

4 Robyn Wright May 8, 2015 at 8:13 pm

Awesome! My therapist would love you!

5 coupontammy May 3, 2015 at 10:45 am

Wow! 75-90% of all doctor visits are stress related! Holy moly! We need to relax and just enjoy each day! :)

6 Robyn Wright May 8, 2015 at 8:14 pm

You are right, we all need to relax!

7 Sandy Klocinski May 22, 2015 at 2:13 pm

I switch off the TV, my cell phone, the computer; information overload
can cause stress. Appreciating silence helps me to feel more relaxed
and peaceful.

8 Robyn Wright May 23, 2015 at 1:51 pm

Great ideas!

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