We all know in the back of our minds that we need to keep stress at bay, but what was your most stressful moment? When did you know
you needed help with stress management? Reading other people's stress stories can remind you that you're not alone, and sharing your story may positively impact someone else. So share your stories--funny, shocking, moving--and, if applicable, what steps you took to relieve stress. (If you're still working on managing the stress, be sure to check out this stress management game plan
for stress help you can use right now.) Share Your Experiences!
- After having a slip in water that caused lower back pain, I went to the doctor and after MRIs and nerve tests were performed I was told I had trigger points (like knots) in the muscles of my back. With physical therapy and much de-stressing my back is sooo much better and I have returned to being my normal self. It took about a year! We need to be very careful that we don't overbook ourselves and learn to take things in stride.
- —Guest brigwayne
"It's NOT A Tumor!"
- When I was in college, I was working really hard: two jobs, two internships, and a full load of classes. One day, I got a huge wake-up call in the form of a tumor! Though the tumor was benign, and caused by something other than stress, I was sure the stress didn't help. More than that, I realized that I was running myself into the ground, and taking a more relaxed schedule (one that could actually accomodate me taking care of myself!) was somewhat do-able. Though I'm still a go-getter, I've been more balanced since then.
- —Guest Sam
- When I was so stressed over dealing with my kids that I was acting too much like one--yelling, crying, etc.--I knew I needed a better plan for managing stress. Just getting enough sleep makes a huge difference!
- —Guest Beth