What Can I Do About My Stress?
There are times when stress can motivate you to get things done. However, there are other times when stress can really get to you—and it can really get to your health!
That's why our team at AFC Urgent Care Levittown is here to offer words of advice on how you can tackle your stress before it turns into an issue for your health.
What Is Causing My Stress?
There are a number of reasons why you might find yourself stressed. Work and relationships tend to be the two things that cause our stress the most.
But really, anything can be a source of stress, and that's why it's important to know common triggers and be prepared to manage your stress.
Common Causes of Stress
- Chronic illness
- Death of a loved one
- Financial difficulties
- Getting married
- Loss of job
What Can Stress Do to My Health?
Stress doesn't just cause you to be in a bad mood—although it certainly can make you moody. It can also increase your blood pressure and your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and even cancer.
We're always going to face stress, but it's important to find ways to appropriately manage stress to keep it from becoming overwhelming.
Ways to Manage Stress
- Get regular exercise.
- Have a support system.
- Get plenty of quality sleep.
- Find a hobby.
- Spend time with friends.