Cope with Stress: Recognize That You are the Gatekeeper of Your Stress

stress is an everyday part of all our lives with a profound impact on our health and wellbeing. Stress can be understood as our combined physical, cognitive and emotional responses to an event that is perceived as threatening or challenging. Our physical responses include either heightened sensations such as sweaty palms and a racing heart, or a feeling of immobilization. Our Stressed thoughts are negative and overgeneralized such as “I’ll never succeed” and are accompanied by emotions such as fear and anxiety. We all have strategies that we put in place in order to manage our stress. But what...

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