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United to Lead, to Promote, to Secure, and to Defend

Dr. Beau A. Nelson, Chief Clinical Officer – FHE Health and Sunlight Recovery

Stress and anxiety are normal feelings that we all get from time to time. If the feelings are temporary and do not cause impairment, they go away, and we continue forward, no problem. If the feelings take over, then there is a problem. Stress and anxiety are a psychological and physical response to a threat, danger, or problem. This can be real or imagined, be something in our thoughts alone or something in our environment.

You can reduce internal stress (that you create), but you cannot always control external stress and anxiety (changing schedules, difficult people, management ineptitude, etc.). Learning ways to help manage stress and anxiety and learning helpful coping skills can make a real difference. We cannot have a completely stress or anxiety-free life, so zero is not our goal. What you want to be able to do is to help control chronic stress or anxiety that impedes your normal life. Basically, it needs to be managed and appropriate to the situation.

This may sound like an impossible task, to manage your stress and anxiety, but it is not. You can do some practical steps to help to reduce anxiety and stress, here are a few research proven techniques that you can try to add to your routine.

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