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Posted on 04-10-2014

    

     Well it’s been far too long that I’ve done a blog post, and I wish that I had a better excuse other than just being lazy, but alas…

     With that being said, April is officially Stress Awareness Month. The negative effects of stress are a very common topic with the patients in my Monroeville Chiropractor office. Us Chiropractors feel that stress can come to us in either a mental, physical, or chemical form.

     Now I could go on and on and on, probably typing page after page, about different stressors, the body’s stress reaction, and tips to combat them, but I wanted to share this one completely easy tip to combat the mental (job) stress that so many of us get.

     As a Penn Hills Chiropractor, I tell me patients this simple tip: We all get a certain amount of stress from work, there’s no doubt about it, but the key is to just leave work stress at work, don’t take it home with us. So simply do this, literally say to yourself when you leave work for the day: “I’m going to leave all of my work stress right here and I’ll pick it up and deal with it when I come back tomorrow”.

     That’s it; it’s as simple as that. Just being able to mentally say to yourself that you’re not taking work worries and stress home with you can be a huge first step to controlling your stress.

     Cheers!

-    Dr. Brent Shealer – Monroeville, Penn Hills, Pittsburgh Chiropractor

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