STRESS MANAGEMENT
Stress can be a reaction to a short-lived situation, such as being stuck in traffic. Or it can last a long time if you're dealing with relationship problems, a spouse's death or other serious situations. Stress becomes dangerous when it interferes with your ability to live a normal life over an extended period. You may feel tired, unable to concentrate or irritable. Stress can also damage your physical health.
 
Causes of stress: Many things can trigger the stress reaction, including danger, threat, news, illness, as well as significant changes in one's life such as the death of a loved one. 
 
Techniques of stress management include: 
Self-understanding (e.g. self-identification as a Type A or as a Type B personality)
Self-management (e.g. becoming better-organized)
Conflict resolution
Adopting a more Positive attitude 
Self-talk 
Breathing exercises 
Meditation 
Exercise
Altering your diet
Taking more regular and effective rest
How can I help you?
If you are one of the many people who want to alleviate your stress, you can learn some simple techniques to help you get out of the vicious cycle of leading a stressful life. Your stressful life does not just affect you, but everyone around you. It affects your relationships as well as any children or co-workers. Most of all, it can actually make you physically ill.
 
There are many facets to stress. Stress manifests itself in many differnet ways and can be either self induced or something that occurs in life. We can never eliminate stress from our lives as stressful situations are part of life. However, we can learn to react to stress in a positive manner and take control of the situation rather than allowing the stress to remain in control.