Stress is extremely common in today’s world. In fact, according to a recent Gallup poll, nearly eight in ten Americans report that they are either frequently or sometimes stressed in their everyday lives, while only four percent of respondents stated that they are never stressed.
With April being Stress Awareness Month, it’s important to bring to light how widespread stress is for people in this world, and also talk about ways that you can help curb the stress in your life. High levels of stress can have lasting effects on our body, including high blood pressure and heart issues, not to mention the mental health problems that could come along with it as well.
Managing stress is a very important task to take on in your life, and the first step in doing so is recognizing and acknowledging what exactly is causing it. From there, you need to identify strategies around that stress-causing issue that will help you manage it better.
Additionally, you need to take care of yourself when stress is continuing to build up, and no, that doesn’t mean you have to take a vacation every other weekend.