It’s rare that in response to my questions about stress that patients answer that stress is not an issue for them. It’s more more common that they nod emphatically when I ask if stress is affecting their lives and possibly their health.
One of the challenging things about stress is that it can be so pervasive. Stress can infiltrate our work lives, our personal lives and our relationships. Stress is not really the villian, however. Just as time can sometimes fly by and sometimes drag, it’s our perception of time and of stress that changes how it affects us. So, one key to reducing the negative impact of stress is to work on our perception of it and learn how to manage it.
I will be lecturing about how to manage stress at Connect Health on February 9th from 7-8:30 p.m. If you want to learn how stress can affect your health and what you can do to help make it less damaging and, well…less stressful, then join us. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-733-4400 to sign up. I imagine that this is going to fill quickly as it’s my most popular lecture–goes to show how stressed people are! Or contact me if you have any questions or if you have other lecture topics you’d like me to cover in future talks.