Chronic worrying, especially about problems you can’t control, is hard on your emotional well-being as well as your physical health. Too much stress can lead to digestion issues, hair loss, and weight loss or gain. It can even hinder your immune function and put stress on your heart. Strive to balance work and life so you don’t feel that you’ve taken too much on and can’t give priorities your undivided attention. By gaining control of your emotions, you may find that it is easier to stay calm in stressful situations.
When worry is weighing on you, try making a list of all the things that are on your mind. Pinpointing the cause of your worry can be a great first step. And although we all find it difficult, maintaining a work-life balance is also vital to your mental health.
When a stressful situation arises, there are steps you can take to keep yourself calm. Before you become frustrated or angry, try a few of the following:
This November while preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving and the busy holiday season to come, take a moment to be grateful for friends and family and all the good things in your life. Studies show that people who regularly practice giving thanks are happier and healthier, and by concentrating on the positives there will be less time to focus on the worries.
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