Stress is a common physical response to events or situations that upset our equilibrium in some way and continuous exposure to stress can have harmful effects the body and on the mind.
Stress can easily sneak up on you and it is important to learn
how to recognize when your stress levels are out of control.
An effective tool in helping you to do this is to keep a Stress Diary.
Make regular entries in your stress diary and record:
-The date and time of the entry
-The most recent stressful event you experienced and the cause of the stress
-The mood you are feeling
As with many things pertaining to personal growth and healing, awareness is the first step in managing your stress. Your stress diary will provide for a great tool during your healing journey. It enables you to analyze your stress and take action on it.