• V. Smith

Is Stress Affecting your Wellness?


YES! stress is affecting your wellness, and now is the time to do something about it before it’s too late.


If you are anything like me, you were or are just not aware of how stress affects your wellness and wellbeing. For me, stress was just something that was so normal to me and let me tell you “STRESS” was all I knew. Every little thing would stress me out and cause me to worry so much about things that I couldn’t even control. I have learned that living with so much stress truly affects your mental health, physical health, and just your overall wellness and wellbeing. If you can relate or are just tired of being stressed out, now is the time to take control of any stress that you may be feeling and start finding ways to manage it so that it doesn’t control your life in a negative unhealthy way.



The effects of stress on…


The Body, did you know that the symptoms of stress that affect your body include Fatigue, Headaches, Muscle Tension, Muscle pain, Insomnia, upset stomach, chest pain, and the list goes on and on.


Your Mental State or Mood, the symptoms of stress on your mental state include Anxiety, Sadness, depression, lack of motivation, irritability, negative thoughts, Forgetfulness, and so much more.


For more information and a list of the 50 Common Signs and Symptom of Stress check out The American Institute of Stress. And while you are there take the Free Stress 360 Survey to see how stress is affecting you.

Now that you have a sense of how stress affects your body and mental state, are you ready to start taking the necessary steps to manage your stress?


Here is a list of Stress Management Strategies to help you start managing your stress:

  • Do things that you enjoy and naturally make you happy

  • Relaxation Techniques, i.e.: Meditation, Deep Breathing, Yoga

  • Take a walk

  • Spend quality time with Friends and Family

  • Avoid Stressful Situations

  • Change your mindset

  • Practice Self-Care

  • Journaling

The time is now to start treating ourselves better and remove the stress from our lives.

Are you ready to treat yourself right and start managing your stress? I know I am!



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