Stress is the new smoking. Nobody wants to be stressed. It’s considered almost taboo, a bad habit that we need to break—because we now know how insidious stress can be. We realize that it’s harmful to our productivity, our health, our relationships, and our peace of mind. Stress can make us feel overwhelmed, anxious, and exhausted. It can also make us physically ill, causing a spike in cortisol that leads to health problems ranging from heart disease to depression.
On Stress Awareness month and beyond, we should challenge ourselves to think about stress differently. We can’t totally banish stress. Unlike quitting smoking or shedding those pesky extra 10 pounds in the name of better health, stress will always be a part of our lives—as long as we have busy careers and busy households.
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