FIVE STRESSORS THAT COULD TURN YOUR LIFE UPSIDE DOWN

STRESS: The way your body and emotions react to a challenge – flight or fight syndrome. We all encounter stress in our lives; the secret is keeping it under control.

MANAGEMENT: How you control situations – The act, manner, or practice of managing or controlling something.

Everyone experiences stress when they confront fear, change, pressure and the unknown.

SYMPTOMS OF STRESS:

Perspiration

Cold Hands

Pounding Heart

Knots in Stomach

Tense Muscles

SOME CAUSES OF STRESS:

1. Personal problems – (overdue bills, relationships, health, money).

2. Lifestyle changes – (relocation, marriage, divorce, new job, new baby) – changes in your lifestyle whether negative or positive causes stress.

3. Job problems – (downsizing, promoted, terminated, new boss).

4. Everyday hassles – (traffic, family, shopping, burning dinner) – It’s the small foxes that ruin the vineyards. Some of the biggest stress producers can be the small things like the ones listed above.

5. Overload – (job, church, children, parents, mates) – All of these compete for your time.

REMEMBER: The key to managing stress is to keep it under control.

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