It’s National Stress Awareness Month, How Will You Cope?

It’s National Stress Awareness Month ๐Ÿ˜ฏ How Will You Copeโ“ According 2๏ธโƒฃ my OLD FAITHFUL โ›ฒ๏ธ site National Today

Stress can be debilitating ๐Ÿ˜ฌ & it can cause and/or aggravate health problems ๐Ÿฉบ And since stress is a normal part of human existence ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ โ€” nobody is immune ๐Ÿšซ to it

Iโ€™s important to arm ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ ourselves with knowledge ๐Ÿง  so that we recognize when stress rears its ugly head ๐Ÿ‘ฟ (Amazingly, we donโ€™t always notice itโ€™s happening to us ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ)

Stress Awareness Month happens each April ๐Ÿ“… Itโ€™s important to learn ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ some strategies for coping ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ with this particular silent scourge โ˜ข๏ธ Youโ€™ve come to the right place for that โœ… Letโ€™s get startedโ—๏ธ

Why Stress Awareness Month is Important

  1. It reminds us ๐Ÿชข to pay attention to our health ๐Ÿ”ฌ – According to the official website, “Stress Awareness Month is a national, cooperative effort ๐Ÿค to inform people about the dangers of stress ๐Ÿ†˜ successful coping strategies ๐Ÿฅธ & harmful misconceptions ๐Ÿคฅ about stress that are prevalent in our society ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝ”
  2. It’s going strong ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ Stress Awareness Month has been an ongoing campaign of awareness ๐Ÿ“ข & education since 1๏ธโƒฃ9๏ธโƒฃ9๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃ
  3. Because we’re all feeling it ๐Ÿ‘ฅ A recent survey ๐Ÿ“ found that about two-thirds of U.S. workers ๐Ÿช› report engaging in behavior such as drinking ๐Ÿน or crying regularly ๐Ÿ˜ญ in order to deal with stress ๐Ÿ˜ค

4 Stressful Facts You Need To Know

  1. Stress can help โ€” sometimes ๐Ÿค”
    โญ๏ธ According to the National Institute of Mental Health, “stress can motivate people to prepare or perform & might even be life-saving in some situations.”
  2. It’s sickening โ€” literally ๐Ÿคข
    โญ๏ธ People under stress โ€“ especially those prone to chronic stress โ€” are more susceptible to a variety of ailments, from headaches & insomnia to high blood pressure & heart disease.
  3. Stressed? Here’s why ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ
    โญ๏ธ A survey by the American Psychological Association found that the five factors most often cited as a source of stress were money, work, family, economic outlook & relationships.
  4. America’s highest & lowest stress states ๐Ÿ“Š
    โญ๏ธ A report on WalletHub found that the most stressed-out states in America are Louisiana, New Mexico & West Virginia. The least? Minnesota, North Dakota & Utah.

How To Observe Stress Awareness Month

  1. Practice meditation ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ One of the most effective ways to deal with stress is to learn how to silence ๐Ÿคซ the mind. Meditation is one of the most popular methods of achieving this quiet ๐Ÿ’ฏ
  2. Exercise ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ Another way to battle the debilitating effects ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ of stress is to exercise ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฝ Whether you’re a jogger ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ bicyclist ๐Ÿšต๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ our just like to take long walks๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธbe sure to get some fresh air ๐Ÿ’จ & exercise ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ into your daily routine ๐Ÿ†’
  3. Visit your doctor ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€โš•๏ธ They’re really in the best position to get you started on the path to a stress-free lifestyle ๐Ÿ›€ Make an appointment today โ˜Ž๏ธ

Happy National Stress Awareness Day!

April is designated ๐Ÿ“Œ as National Stress Awareness Month ๐Ÿ™Ž๐Ÿฝ so April 16 is a special day set aside for Americans to be aware ๐Ÿ”Ž of just how stressed they are! ๐Ÿงจ

โฌ‡๏ธ Sneak Peek ๐Ÿ˜‰ of my Social Media Holiday Video ๐ŸŽฅ about Stress Awareness Day โฌ‡๏ธ

According to chiff.com

Sit back & chill out ๐ŸŒฟ on Saturday, April 1๏ธโƒฃ6๏ธโƒฃ, 2022 for National Stress Awareness Day ๐Ÿ˜ฐ

In 2๏ธโƒฃ0๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃ2๏ธโƒฃ, National Stress Awareness Day falls on Saturday ๐Ÿ“… so we suggest ๐Ÿ’ก spending the whole weekend relaxing ๐Ÿ›Œ & destressing ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿฝ from a stressful 2020 & 2021! ๐Ÿ˜ท

De-stress — How to celebrate Stress Awareness Day

Whether it’s struggling to finish your taxes ๐Ÿงพ dealing with high-stress at home or on the job ๐Ÿคฌ or just juggling ๐Ÿคน๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ multiple tasks every day — taking a breath once in a while is the best thing you can do for your overall health ๐Ÿซ€ say experts ๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿฝโ€โš•๏ธ

How does stress play a harmful part in our daily lives? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ It’s often felt in a tightening of the muscles ๐Ÿฆต๐Ÿฝ increased blood pressure ๐Ÿฉธ headaches ๐Ÿ’Š dizziness ๐Ÿฅด & dry mouth ๐Ÿ‘…

In fact, studies show ๐Ÿ“š that severe stress has a direct correlation with heart disease ๐Ÿ˜ง depression ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ & a general lowering of the immune system ๐Ÿ“‰ which, in turn, opens the body up to many other diseases ๐Ÿค’

The cure? ๐Ÿ†˜ For some, it only takes a timely reminder โฐ to breathe — have a laugh ๐Ÿคช & relax ๐Ÿ”‹ For others it requires a serious ๐Ÿง daily affirmation that stress won’t get the better of them ๐Ÿฆธ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Sure, stress will always be a part of our lives ๐Ÿ˜ฅ so it’s even more important to keep in mind the various ways to cope ๐ŸŒป And what better way to start de-stressing ๐Ÿ™ƒ than on National Stress Awareness Dayโ“

  • Treat yourself ๐ŸŽ While junk food ๐Ÿง isn’t often recommended as the antidote for anxiety, there are a handful ๐Ÿคฒ๐Ÿฝ of immune-boosting desserts ๐Ÿง made with fresh blueberries ๐Ÿซ strawberries ๐Ÿ“ honey ๐Ÿฏ & whole grains ๐Ÿš that make for a wonderful daily indulgence ๐Ÿคค Even chocolate ๐Ÿซ has its health benefits ๐Ÿ’ when consumed in moderation โš–๏ธ
  • Exercise โ›น๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ Be amazed at how physical movement ๐Ÿง—๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ can change your mental perspective ๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Take a walk ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ or a good jog in place ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ or around a nature park โ›บ๏ธ to get those “feel good” chemicals โš—๏ธ (called endorphins) pumping in your brain ๐Ÿง  that lend a feeling of relaxation ๐Ÿง–๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ & well-being ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿฝ
  • Meditate ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Simply taking time to breath ๐Ÿ‘„ & to collect your thoughts ๐Ÿ’ก before a hectic day can often lead to increased energy ๐Ÿ’ฅ & stamina ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ
  • Get enough rest ๐Ÿฅฑ  For a good night’s rest, consciously shut the door ๐Ÿšช on what has been bothering you during the day ๐Ÿค” Sure, it may still be waiting there in the morning ๐ŸŒž but meanwhile… sweet dreams ๐Ÿ˜ด Remember that the body is detoxified & cells ๐Ÿงฌ are regenerated during deep sleep ๐Ÿ›Œ leaving us feeling rejuvenated ๐ŸŽ‰ & ready to take on the world again ๐ŸŒŽ
  • Pet your dog ๐Ÿถ  Or it may be a cat ๐Ÿฑ a parakeet ๐Ÿฆ or any other pet ๐Ÿท Science shows that the unconditional love ๐Ÿ’— that pets freely give helps ๐Ÿ†˜ us to de-stress & has powerful effects on lowering our blood pressure ๐Ÿฉบ
  • Bend, don’t break ๐ŸŒณ  Trees that survive to a ripe old age ๐Ÿชต are the ones that learned to roll ๐ŸŽ‹ with any passing storm โ˜ƒ๏ธ
  • Laugh ๐Ÿคฃ  It’s true what they say about laughter being the best medicine ๐Ÿ’Š So collapse on the couch and take time out to watch your favorite TV sitcom ๐Ÿ“บ or stream a classic Hollywood comedy ๐Ÿฅธ to end the day ๐ŸŒ’

As the old, wise man ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿฝ once said… “Sometimes a quick hit ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿฝ of nothingness ๐ŸŒŒ delivers a balance โš–๏ธ to the everythingness ๐Ÿช„”

Chill โ˜ฏ๏ธ And enjoy the day dedicated solely to de-stressing! ๐Ÿฅณ


Color Your World to Relieve Stress

By Staff Writer – November 16, 2018Moffitt Cancer Center

The world is full of color ๐ŸŒˆ & like everyone else, you have your own likes ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ & dislikes ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿฝ You may have noticed ๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ that certain colors can alter your mood ๐Ÿ˜ก What you may not realize, though, is that color ๐ŸŸ  can affect your subconsciously as well ๐Ÿคฏ

In many cultures, color ๐Ÿฅป is used to promote health & wellness ๐Ÿค• For instance, some practitioners of feng shui โ˜ฏ๏ธ & acupuncture ๐Ÿ’‰ incorporate the use of color in the form of gemstones ๐Ÿ’Ž candles๐Ÿ”ฅ fabrics ๐Ÿงต & prisms ๐Ÿ”ท This practice, which is known as chromotherapy ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ, is a form of alternative medicine ๐Ÿ”ฎ that uses color & light ๐Ÿ”ฆ to restore imbalances โš–๏ธ in an individualโ€™s physical ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ mental ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ emotional ๐Ÿฅบ or spiritual energy ๐Ÿ”‹

How Different Colors Can Impact Your Well-Being

Different colors ๐ŸŸฅ can produce different physical, emotional & psychological effects ๐Ÿ˜ƒ While some colors are calming ๐ŸŒบ others are stimulating โ˜•๏ธ Surrounding yourself with appropriate colors ๐Ÿšฆ can help you harness ๐Ÿ‡ their unique benefits, such as stress reduction ๐Ÿ˜‰ Consider the potential effects of some common colors ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ

  • Red โค๏ธ An exciting and stimulating color, red is often associated with passion and can be used to lift your spirits when you experience an emotional slump.
  • Pink ๐Ÿ’— A soft and tranquil color, pink can inspire a calming sense of peace and balance.
  • Orange ๐Ÿงก Similar to red, orange is an intense and stimulating color that can make you feel invigorated.
  • Yellow ๐Ÿ’› Softer than red and orange, but still sunny and cheerful, yellow can both improve your mood and counteract stress.
  • Green ๐Ÿ’š Quiet and restful, green is a soothing color that can invite harmony and diffuse anxiety.
  • Blue ๐Ÿ’™ A highly peaceful color, blue can be especially helpful for stress management because it can encourage a powerful sense of calm.
  • Purple ๐Ÿ’œ In many cultures, shades of violet represent strength, wisdom and peace. Purple can invoke a tranquil feeling that helps reduce stress.
  • White ๐Ÿค Symbolic of purity and freshness, bright white can inspire mental clarity (on the other hand, dull white can cloud your emotions).
  • Black ๐Ÿ–ค An elegant color that can represent power or submission depending on the circumstances, black should be used carefully because it can encourage either extreme.

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