The Main Cause of Stress Blog

What is the main cause of stress? Each day I review and read articles new stories and books about mental health issues that are relevant to a whole range of interests.

Stress is really the cause of all of our problems isn’t it? Whether we create it ourselves or we are in life circumstances that seem to promote it? Understanding how to avoid it reduce it or cope with it consumes most of my energy. I consistently see that in the children I work their stress levels drop when they have days off from school. Stress is less for me when I don’t have to work too! If I could stay home in my house with my dogs all day long I would have very little stress! Unfortunately most of us can’t live like that. It also wouldn’t be very healthy to live like a recluse! I spend so much time learning about this in order to help myself and my clients; I thought I would share my ideas here in blog form.

Main Cause of Stress 1 : Food, Nutrition and Health.

Food can be a main cause of stress. Stress about what we are eating, how we will find time to eat, how to get rid of the calories we have eaten or even where we will eat! Many of us spend much of our time stressing about food. Most of the women I work with have issues with their body. Their thoughts about who they are often defined by their weight on a scale. Self esteem issues and dangerous cycles can emerge. The choices we make about what we put in our mouths impact us in every aspect of our lives. What we ingest can fuel the cycle of depression or anxiety or help us to create the chemicals to buffer us from the effects of stress. Here I will blog on ideas related to these concepts.

Main Cause of Stress 2: Our lifestyle

Our lifestyle can cause a significant amount of stress. Whether it’s what we choose to do for a living or what we choose to watch on TV. This section will discuss issues related to lifestyle choices that impact our level of stress. If you never eat a meal together as a family, watch TV for five hours a day or text while you drive how does that impact your stress level? If you prioritize working overtime so you can make extra money to go on vacation, but can’t ever relax the other 50 weeks a year is that a good choice? Check here for many interesting blog posts on this topic.

Main cause of stress 3: Our Thoughts

Here you will find reviews of research and books on mindfulness. Each day we discover more evidence about how creating space between our actions and thoughts can help to enrich our life, improve our health, and decrease our stress and anxiety. Historically, therapy has focused on altering the relationship between our behavior, thoughts, and moods. Mindfulness actually takes this a step further and adds a valuable and interesting dimension to our efforts to improve ourselves and be happier.

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