Stress is rampant in life and can negatively impact the mind and the body. Heart disease, depression and even cancer have been linked to uncontrolled stress. Although work or holiday tension may be difficult to avoid entirely, it is possible to manage and alleviate stress. Maintaining friendships and social health, changing one’s mindset or even tweaking diet and consumption can help restore calm and happiness to everyday existence.
- Over a longer period, stress is a risk factor for developing depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders.
- Be sure to cultivate relationships with friends and loved ones. We are wired for connection to one another and being truly … connected to … people we like
- Learning and practicing mindfulness is a great tool to cope with chronic stress and learn skills to deal with acute stress in your life.
“Heart disease and stress go together like peas and carrots.”