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Unhook Yourself from Stress:
Skills & Tips

Stress is your body's way of responding to demands or threats in your environment (whether real or imagined). In limited doses, stress is not a bad thing... It can actually help you to perform better in pressure situations, and motivate you to rise to the occasion. Your body's stress response can help you to stay alert, energized, and ready to respond. It can even save your life by augmenting your physical strength, your concentration and reaction time, and your ability to tolerate pain.

But when stress doesn't let up, when you find yourself besieged by chronic demands, and when your stress levels are magnified by incessant worry, unskillful coping, and lack of support... It can feel very overwheming. Ultimately, the harmful effects of stress can have a deep impact on multiple aspects of life.


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Stress Symptoms, Signs, and Causes

Improving Your Ability to Handle Stress isn't always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. But when you're constantlyrunning in emergency mode, your mind and body...

While there is no substitute for ongoing support from a significant other, a helping professional, or mindfulness and meditation practice, there are various skills that require a lower investment of time and commitment. Below are some resources that shed more light on how you can mindfully "unhook" from stress in the moment. These skills won't make all of your stress go away, but they can "take the edge off" and let you proceed with life. Try one out next time you notice your stress level rising...

 

General Stress Management

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