What is Stress?
Stress is how our body reacts to any kind of demand, threat or change being experienced. It is usually associated with a feeling of being overwhelmed and can negatively impact a host of different areas in your life including work, family, relationships, health, and body functioning . When your stress is well managed it’s likely that you don’t think about challenges too much when they occur, as you are prepared to tackle them emotionally, physically, and psychologically. The first step in managing your stress is recognizing any warning signs and identifying stressors in your life. In addition to managing stress, this month we will focus on the importance of mental health. Our mental health encompasses our psychological, emotional, and social well-being. This means it impacts how we feel, think, and behave each day. Our mental health is our decision-making process, how we cope with stress and how we relate to others in our lives.