Begin by asking yourself: What are my top five stress buttons? Are you struggling with relationships, work, illness, finances, or poor nutrition? Once you identify your main points of stress, you can modify or even eliminate some of what’s pushing your stress buttons. Pay attention to when you feel that knot in your stomach, a lump in your throat, nervousness, or sweaty palms. What makes you feel uneasy or agitated? Identify your triggers and attempt to cut them out of your life if you can.
Stress unchecked can become a vicious cycle and can be challenging to resolve as chronic stress turns into a lifestyle rather than just a set of physical symptoms.