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Stress is harmful to our health

Stress is everywhere and affects multiple biological systems. In the long run, it can damage our health.

  • Stress is harmful because even after the initial stress, it may continue to influence how we think, feel, and behave.
  • Worry is also linked to poor sleep,...

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Multiple studies found several psychological interventions for overcoming worry and rumination that can be divided into seven broad types:

  • Action planning, such as an appointed worry time.
  • Stress management, such as focusing on the more control...

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Create a specific plan about when you are going to engage in worrying. This helps you to stick to it when it gets difficult. It also helps to reduce the potential short-term threat to your health, such as increased heart rate and blood pressure.

  • Schedule a limi...

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Remember that you cannot be perfect all the time. Recognise which of your worries you can realistically do something about and which are not in your control.

How to do that:

  • Create a list. Seeing your worries on paper can help in identifying whic...

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Only focusing on work can lead to burnout, mental fatigue and physical problems arising from stress. Research shows that finding the time to switch off from work is vital to your long-term health.

How to do that:

  • Detach yourself from your...

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