What’s your Stress-O-Meter telling you?

Did you know that stress can be good for you?

The right amount of stress can present a challenge, and help you clear hurdles–physical or otherwise–in your life. That can leave you feeling jazzed and invigorated.

But excess stress can take a harmful toll.

How can you tell how you’re reacting to stress? Check out the handy Stress-O-Meter graphic, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal.

Take a look at your Stress-O-Meter. This image is from the Wall Street Journal.

The good news is that you can take steps to manage excess stress and calm down. Here are some things to try:

  • Exercise.
  • Use deep abdominal breathing.
  • Let it go.
  • Spend a little time in nature.
  • Meditate.
  • Help someone else.
  • Laugh.

Even with these tactics and my best intentions, I still find that too much stress gets the better of me now and then. Which proves that there is… <ahem>… room for growth.

How do you manage stress? Leave a comment with your top tips, please!

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3 Responses to What’s your Stress-O-Meter telling you?

  1. Genie says:

    Deep breathing, sitting on my back porch, Letting it go is my favorite, but the hardest to do.

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