Is it just us, or has stress been normalized in American culture? We're stressed because we didn't get to the bank in time; we're stressed because we hit every red-light; we're stressed because we lost our job during COVID, and we're stressed because we feel like lottery balls bouncing around a glass case of emotion.
While all these stressors may seem like independent areas of frustration, they can accumulate and cause chronic stress.
Chronic stress can cause ailments from acne to wrinkles to weakened immune systems and decreased sex drives. To combat stress, we need to act—but we know overgeneralized and overwhelming statements such as, "Just get more sleep!", or, "Eat healthy!" are not helpful.
So, below you will find ten achievable, affordable ways to reduce stress in your life: