I see myself in so many of these instances. One of my biggest stressors is when I finally think I can settle down and work on a very important project that should have been done yesterday, the phone starts ringing and a customer has a more pressing issue that has to be dealt with right now. What do you do? I give up on the project and work on the problem and generally before I get that solved and back to the project; another issue comes up! I stay stressed all the time and it has made me angry, depressed and just generally frustrated. Being self employed there's no escape including vacation or sick days.
I was actually shocked to find out that stress also can damage our DNA. I'm taking lifespan psychology right now and this was discussed in my textbook. I'm one of those that let everything get to me and am proactively working on it. I know constant stress is very unhealthy. Sometimes it feels like I literally have poison running thru my body but when I read that it affects our DNA I was more convinced than ever to make changes. Great article!
I was impressed by the staying in the moment suggestion. A lot of the stress situations given don't apply to me, as I'm retired so don't have work stresses, and am on my own, so I don't have family stresses either. But I have others, which that comment will help.
One of the best articles I have read about stress management. After recently suffering a heart attack this article hits close to home and I plan on following the advice given as Stress Management is one area of my life that always has been low on priority list especially at work.
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