My Texan friends recent return to blogging………..welcome her back!
By Phoebe Chi, MD, MPH
Now that I’ve discussed how harmful chronic stress is to your health…what can you do about it? The very necessary next step (after recognizing what is causing your stress) is to make the decision to take control of it. To decide to take control means that you are determined to start making positive, proactive changes in your life to effectively manage your stress—as opposed to allowing yourself to feel like a victim to it and merely trying to cope with it. This difference in mindset can make a significant difference—the difference between feeling like you’re keeping pace while staying ahead in a race as opposed to lagging behind trying to catch up.
So really, what does this all mean? This post will introduce the most practical way to start taking control of your stress: by practicing the “4 A’s.”
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