9 Tips for Managing Stress During a Transitional Phase
If, no matter what you try, you still can’t manage to control your feelings of anxiety and stress, talk with a professional. Living with long-term stress can impact your physical and emotional health. Your doctor or therapist should be able to give you additional ideas for managing anxiety due to transitions.
9 Ways to Stop Obsessing or Ruminating
I recently went through a personal crisis and found myself obsessing about it. Every waking minute was consumed with thoughts about the situation. I went over it and over it, all day, everyday until I thought I was losing my mind. While individuals with generalized anxiety disorder are prone to constant worry, everyone can fall prey to ruminating or obsessing when faced with a difficult situation.
How Stress Affects Your Body
You are about to walk on stage to deliver a presentation to a full auditorium of your colleagues and superiors. Sure you are prepared, but the thought of public speaking causes you to feel weak in the knees and your stomach to fill up with butterflies. Stress is never pleasant, but it is a fact of life and has even been known to inspire creativity, problem solving skills, and competitive drive. But what about the effects of chronic stress? Mind and body work together to keep a person healthy, but if either are compromised the interaction of the two can have serious consequences. Here is how chronic stress can affect all areas of your body.
— Last Modified: 03/04/2013, First Published: 05/17/2012