Stress and Anxiety Reduction Techniques Series - Intro
“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”- Buddha
You probably think you are doing everything right. You eat a well-balanced diet. You get eight hours of good sleep every night. You exercise three or more times a week. Yet, you still experience stress or have anxiety in your life.
Even though you notice the physical symptoms of stress, your heart beating faster or the churning, uncomfortable feeling in your stomach, there is more to stress than the physical symptoms. It impacts the spirit, mind, and physical body in many ways.
Did you know...
48% of Americans deal with more stress today than they did only 5 years ago?
Stress is the basic cause of 60% of all illnesses and diseases?
77% regularly experience the physical sides of stress?
76% of people say money and work is a leading cause of their stress?
48% reported lying awake at night due to stress? (Source: http://www.stress.org/)