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Elizabeth Scott, M.S.

Take Advantage of Stress Awareness Month!

By April 1, 2014

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April is officially Stress Awareness Month, which makes it an excellent time to really focus on becoming aware of the stress in your life, its effects on your body, and ways to minimize it. You may already be aware of some of these things, or all of them to an extent, but this is the month to delve a little deeper. And I'm here to help!

Throughout this month, I'll be covering the basics as well as more complex aspects of stress and stress management, will provide you with tools to explore your situation, and will provide you with opportunities to connect with others in order to share questions, advice and support. Yes, that's pretty much what I do year-round, but during this month in particular, I'll bring you the most important information on stress in a step-by-step way so it's simpler than ever before to get an overview of what's important, or for those who have been readers for a while, delve deeper.

This article on Celebrating Stress Awareness Month provides a nice overview on the basics of effective stress management, and gives a good overview of where we can go with the month. Another important thing you can do for yourself to make the most of Stress Awareness Month is to subscribe to the About.com Stress Management Newsletter and take advantage of other ongoing resources for stress management. This will allow you to get a steady feed of do-able strategies and useful information on stress.

In the meantime, we can focus today on the basics: what constitutes 'stress', and what brings stress. The following resources can help you to understand the basics of stress:

What stresses you? (Be one of the first to share it in the User Answers article!) And what do you hope to achieve during Stress Awareness Month? A less stressed lifestyle? A few more stress relievers in your bag of tricks? The ability to let things roll off of your back? Share it in the comments section of this blog, or on Facebook.

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April 5, 2013 at 5:31 am
(1) Green Coffee Beans says:

Hello! This post could not be written any better!
Reading this post reminds me of my old room mate!
He always kept talking about this. I will forward this write-up to him.
Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

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