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This Stress Is Killing Me!

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This Stress Is Killing Me!

An interesting study just released this week

showed that, all other factors being equal,

people who believed that stress was having

an adverse effect on their health had double

the risk of heart attack  compared to

people who did not believe that stress was

having an adverse effect on their health.


The Self-fulfilling Prophecy

So if you think that the stress you’re under

is going to kill you, you’re probably right.

But if you think the stress you’re under

is not going to kill you, you’re probably right.

Better read that again.


Stress Is NOT The Problem

Psychologists have been telling you

for decades that it is not stress that

is the big problem for you…some

stress is actually normal and healthy.

It is your reaction to the stress that

is or can become the problem.

Which is awesome is you think about it,

because although we have little control

sometimes (okay, a lot of the time!)

over the stressors in our lives,

we have incredible amounts of control

over how we choose to respond to the

stressors…positive stress management!


Learn How to Manage Your Stress

The take-away from these newest research

findings continues to validate what we know:

that spending time and resources learning

how to better manage stress can positively

contribute to health outcomes.

If you know you need to learn how to manage

stress more effectively, check out these links

below, or consider working with a therapist

who can personally evaluate how you are

doing now and work with you to develop a

toolbox of coping skills for dealing with stress.

There is no need to fear the stress!


Links for Stress Management:

Stress Information Sheet from The American Psychological Association

 18 Ways to Manage Stress from PsychCentral

4 Ways to Deal with Stress from the American Heart Association

8 Proven Ways to Manage Stress from The Mayo Clinic






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