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Are You Familiar with the Hidden Impact of Stress?
Everyone experiences some level of stress every now and again. It can come from your job. It can come from your personal life. It can come from your finances.
As you know, too much stress is a bad thing. Not only can it alter your mood, but it can take a nasty toll on your physical well-being. Furthermore, the hidden impact of stress is very real.
Here are a few ways stress can drag you down, often without you noticing it:
· Memory loss. Are you missing important appointments? Are you forgetting key points from conversations you just had? Stress can impact your memory, thus making it more difficult to live your day-to-day life.
· Mood swings. You can blame mood swings on a lot of things, but stress should be at the top of the list. Even if you’re a relatively calm and friendly person, too much stress can cause you to lash out. Rapid mood swings can impact you and the people in your life, so you shouldn’t wait to take action.
· Focusing too much time and energy on the small stuff. The more stressed you become the more likely you are to worry about every little thing that goes wrong. From a spilled glass of milk to a traffic jam, every small problem is magnified. Conversely, you add more stress to your plate, this making it next to impossible to break the cycle.
Stress can negatively impact your life in a number of ways. If this is happening to you, it’s time to take action.
Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.
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