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What Are Your Stress Triggers?

Today we live in a very hectic society that thrives on instant gratification, and practically everyone is starting to feel the burn - enough that it can no longer be swept under the rug. 
Stress levels are on full blast, as everything must be done fast and achieved faster.
It’s akin to living in a pressure cooker!  Either you learn to let off steam, or you’ll explode… metaphorically.  And literally speaking, stress has been linked to at least 6 of the major causes of death.

Types of Stress

To some degree and in small amounts, certain types of stress and tension are good for us.  They stimulate the hormone cortisol, which then influences the fight-or-flight response; without these responses, we wouldn't be alert to danger. 
Healthy stress is called 'Eustress' ... which means relatively minor stress on an occasional basis.  This type of stress kicks in when you’re about to give a speech or any...
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