Stress Management

Thursday, February 18, 2016

All of us get stressed from time to time. The good news is that you can learn ways to manage stress. Dr. Edward Hill discusses some of the ways we can get stress under control in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Stress is a physical, mental and emotional response to a challenging event. Stress, whether positive or negative, is a normal part of everyones life. Negative stress, however, diminishes your quality of life.

Stress management comprises a wide range of approaches to help you better deal with stress and adversity. Stress management might include problem-solving, prioritization and time management. Another approach includes enhancing skills to withstand adverse situations by improving emotional flexibility, finding greater meaning in life, increasing the sense of control and cultivating optimism. A third approach is to practice relaxing techniques, such as deep breathing, yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, exercise and prayer. Improving personal relationships is an important component of stress management.

Stress management can help you lead a more balanced, healthier life. When channeled positively, stress can lead to growth, action and change.

There are many activities and therapies that can help a person manage stress. These include, but are not limited to, acupuncture, counseling, guided imagery, massage therapy, meditation, mindfulness therapy, deep breathing and yoga.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.