SMILE FOR THE DAY!
WHAT IS STRESS?
(Taken from Stress Management - Topic Overview WebMD) "Stress is what you feel when you have to handle more than you are used to. When you are stressed, your body responds as though you are in danger. It makes hormones that speed up your heart, make you breathe faster, and give you a burst of energy. This is called the fight-or-flight stress response.
Some stress is normal and even useful. Stress can help if you need to work hard or react quickly. For example, it can help you win a race or finish an important job on time.
But if stress happens too often or lasts too long, it can have bad effects. It can be linked to headaches, an upset stomach, back pain, and trouble sleeping. It can weaken your immune system, making it harder to fight off disease. If you already have a health problem, stress may make it worse. It can make you moody, tense, or depressed. Your relationships may suffer, and you may not do well at work or school." (taken directly from Stress Management-Topic Overview on WebMD).
What can you do about stress?
The good news is that you can learn ways to manage stress. Click to view further tips under WebMD
SPIRITUALITY AND STRESS RELIEF: MAKE THE CONNECTION - SUGGESTS MAYO CLINIC OF MINNESOTA.
"Taking the path less traveled by exploring your spirituality can lead to a clearer life purpose, better personal relationships and enhanced stress management skills."
What is spirituality and how can it help with stress relief? Click to view tips under Mayo Clinic of Minnesota
The daily 3-Minute Retreat is a short prayer break at your computer that can give you 24 hours of peace. Take a moment to reflect on Isaiah 49:15. “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands". Click here to view the 3-Minute Retreat
FUN GAME TO PLAY TO RELIEVE STRESS, MEET NEW FOLKS AND HAVE FUN!
Vance Wood is an avid "42" player and is always on the lookout for fellow devotees. Call him anytime to ask when a game can be planned. Click to view Ever Heard of "42"/
Updated January 26, 2017