How Daily Hassles Can Affect Your Health
Multiple stress researchers have discovered that it is the small problems in our daily life that have a large effect on our psychological and physical well-being. Although major life changes such as death, divorce or job loss can certainly have a large impact, researchers have discovered that it is the sum total of life’s “daily hassles” that takes a larger toll.
Stress is defined by any demand placed on us that exceeds our ability to cope, or to solve the problem. Stress can have a huge negative effect on our emotional and physical health. Too much stress can eventually make us sick!
So, how about taking a look at your daily life? See what “daily hassles” you can eliminate. Think about time management. Maybe by simply re-arranging errands, or doing them on a different day, will mean much less hassle. Be aware of what stresses you out- maybe even keep a journal about what “daily hassles” really bother you. Awareness is the first step to problem solution.
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