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5 Ways to De-Stress in Celebration of Stress Awareness Month

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5 Ways to De-Stress in Celebration of Stress Awareness Month

If you have not already heard (probably because of all of the stressors in your life) April is National Stress Awareness Month.  While some stress is necessary and good for us, too much stress can be a bad thing.

Broadway Medical encourages you to celebrate Stress Awareness Month by decreasing the amount of stress in your life and focusing on positive ways to keep you motivated and happy.

Everyone gets stressed from time to time, whether it’s putting in extra hours at work, juggling kids’ activities, or keeping the house in line. Daily stressors are necessary in order to motivate us to accomplish goals, preform at work, and keep us aware of events going on in our daily lives.

If left unchecked, stress can lead to tremendous problems in nearly every aspect of our lives. Relationships with friends and family can be affected, serious health problems can occur, and the ability to live a complaint free life is lost.

Major health problems may range from severe depressions and mild acne to severe heart attacks.

Five ways to positively respond to stress you may be experiencing in your life and keep stress levels in check.

  1. Make a Change:  A change may be as simple as clearing off your desk and or as extensive as taking a long awaited vacation.
  2. Focus on Today: Adopt a mindset where you live in the present, and don’t spend energy thinking about yesterday or tomorrow.
  3. Laugh it Off:  It really is true, laughter is the best medicine. Take a five-minute break at work and watch a funny YouTube video or read several E-Cards.
  4. Get Out and Move: Take a brisk walk, run, or swim to get blood pumping. Exercise generates endorphins, which are feel-good hormones.
  5. Keep a Happiness Journal: Each night set aside a few minutes to reflect on the day and write down several events that made you smile. This is also a good keepsake and scrapbook of grin-worthy moments.

Check out Broadway Medical Service and Supply today to get up-to-date information on the newest products and resources to ensure you live a stress-free life.