I recently returned to my office after working from home with a five-week hiatus after some surgery. While I worked from home my stress level was very low. I did the work that I could do from home and put the rest aside for later. Essentially, I threw my stress away by accepting the fact that I could only do what I could do, and the rest would have to wait. This was a good lesson for me in realizing that we can manage our stress.
So, what is stress, and is stress good or bad for us?
Stress is our body’s way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by either good or bad experiences. When we feel stressed by something going on around us, our bodies react by releasing chemicals into the bloodstream. These chemicals give us more energy and strength, which can be…
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