Certain types of stress can be more damaging to our overall wellness than others, though all forms of stress (even eustress, the beneficial type of stress) can take a toll if you face enough of it. The types of stress you should do your best to eliminate from your life completely--the most damaging forms of stress, are those that feel unpredictable or uncontrollable; they're the hardest to manage, and to bounce back from. If you face this type of stress in your life and can't eliminate or even minimize it, it's all the more important for you to have stress relief strategies that can help you minimize the effects and reverse your body's stress response quickly.
Fortunately, many strategies for wellness have been found to be effective at reducing overall stress. The following wellness resources can give you more information on how to create greater wellness with simple changes in your habits:
- Stress and Wellness
- Healthy Lifestyle Habits
Why the need for healthy lifestyle changes, and what changes can work the best? Here's more on the topic!
- Positive Thinking for Stress Relief
Studies show that maintaining a positive outlook can indeed increase your immunity to stress. Learn more about how to develop that ability.
- Social Support: How and Why
Learn how social support can strongly impact your stress levels for the better, and find strategies to create more social support in your life.
- What Healthy Lifestyle Resources Have You Benefitted From The Most?
See what other readers recommend for wellness, and share your own thoughts as wellness resources to help others.
Learn more about how stress can impact your health, and what you can do about it.
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