National Stress Awareness Day

November 04, 2015

We all have stress in our lives. It might appear that some people have more than others, but we really can’t assume the amount of stress an individual has. Stress can come about from work, school, relationships, illnesses, self-image, and well, mostly anything. Because stress can come from so many things, it’s really impossible to measure the amount of stress another individual has in their life.

How Do We Destress?

So what do we do about all of this stress? Do we do less work, not push ourselves so hard, or maybe just not care as much? Of course, a balanced lifestyle is a good solution to everything; not letting any one aspect of our lives take over. However, maybe the key to destressing ourselves is not what is making us stressed, but how we handle the stress. No matter what, we will always have stress. It’s inevitable. So, perhaps the best way to destress ourselves is learning how to manage our stress.

Four Tips for Managing Stress

1. Be Active. Physical activity can help you feel stronger, calmer, and better able to deal with emotional stresses. So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed with stress, take a quick break and jog, dance, or play a game basketball for 30 minutes. You may be surprised by how much better you’ll feel!

2. Take Regular Breaks. Things often times seem a lot clearer when you step away from the task at hand, then come back to it after a short break. It’s a great way to reorganize yourself when you’re neck deep in work that needs to be completed.

3. Get Organized. This is the key for managing stress! Make a list of jobs and start completing them one at a time. I know that if I didn’t have my work and personal lists to check off every day, my life would be horribly chaotic!

4. Work on your Stress triggers. What exactly triggers you to become stressed? If you can identify these triggers, and then practice managing them, you can essentially reprogram yourself to not get stressed by them!

Remember, we all have stress in life; It’s the way we handle stress that’s important. If you have any tips about relieving stress, comment on our blog or tell us on Facebook or Twitter! If you need an insurance quote or would like to speak with one of our agents about your current insurance policy, please contact us today at 515-232-7060 or visit us online at We look forward to serving you!