Jinny Hopp, former Human Environmental Sciences Specialist, Jasper County, University of Missouri Extension
One of the best ways to protect your health is to reduce the unhealthy stress in your life. Research continues to show us that too much stress robs us of sleep, causes us to gain or lose too much weight, causes headaches, damages relationships, etc… Although you can’t completely eliminate stress from your life, here are some steps you can take to manage your stress in ways that lead to greater health and happiness.
Value your time
Practice saying “no” to added demands on your personal time… When faced with a demanding project, break it into manageable steps and avoid procrastination…
For tips to help balance responsibilities and reduce stress, see the full version of this article at http://missourifamilies.org/features/healtharticles/health96.htm