Is My Stress Level Too High?

Maybe it’s your demanding boss, morning gridlock, or relationship problems with a friend or family member. Whatever the cause, it’s likely you experience some level of stress on a daily basis. But while some day-to-day stress is normal (and can even be a good thing if it motivates you), chronic, overwhelming stress can have a negative impact on your physical, mental,[…]

What Is Stress?

Stress is your body’s reaction to pressure from a certain situation or event. It can be a physical, mental, or emotional reaction. We all deal with stress at some point in our lives. Maybe it’s your job, a family illness, or money troubles. These are common triggers. According to a recent study, about half of all Americans[…]

4 tips to help you tackle confusing, uncertain, and stressful times like these

  Uncertainty is a major cause of stress and can affect your mental and physical health.  To better deal with uncertainty, practice mindfulness and follow a routine. Most importantly, learn to accept uncertainty as there will always be things out of your control.    Research shows that uncertainty can be appealing during certain activities like gambling[…]

Your Guilt-Free Guide to Taking a Mental Health Day

When stress gets the best of you, don’t think twice about taking a personal day. Learn how to take a successful mental health day that leaves your brain actually feeling better. Just because you’re not coughing up phlegm or in bed with a fever doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a day off. No, that doesn’t[…]

Rumination: Why Do People Obsess Over Things?

Have you ever been stressed all day because you can’t stop thinking of something unfair that happened that morning? Or the previous week? This human tendency to obsess, trying to work things out in one’s mind, is common.   If you’re like most people, you’ve had the experience of obsessing over something stressful that happened[…]