April is Stress Awareness Month. Some stress can be productive, helping you to create or escape danger. But chronic stress is the kind that seems to never go away and has been linked to heart disease, depression, arthritis and gastrointestinal disorders. That’s the one to be aware of.
Not sure if you suffer from chronic stress? Take this stress assessment from the Mayo Clinic. Or check out these top 5 symptoms from LIVESTRONG.com. Neither is an official diagnosis (for that, you’d need to see your doctor), but they may help you understand if more action is needed.
Chronic or not, if you have stress that you want to shake off, then try one of these two tips. You can do the first one anytime, anywhere; the second needs a bit more time … but it’s so worth it.