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In terms of human biology, stress serves a useful purpose. But modern life can bring more than enough stress to transform day-to-day living into a struggle. Whether the cause is related to the pressures of your professional role or in personal relationships, too much stress can be harmful. That’s why Stress Awareness Day is an important occasion to recognize the stress in our lives and how it affects us.

The International Stress Management Association (ISMA) established Stress Awareness Day in 1998 to help provide information on stress, and strategies on how to address it for both employers and people. ISMA helps employers and employees help each other by providing comprehensive guides to establishing stress management programs within their organizations, and individuals by caring for their health and well-being each day.

On Stress Awareness Day, let’s make time to identify what’s stressing us out in our own lives and implement solutions. These can include exercising more, meditating, a change in diet or making more time to be with loved ones.

Is your stress work-related? Losing a job can be a source of tremendous stress. If you’ve been laid off, or seek a new role or new skills to advance your career, then Workforce Solutions Capital Area can help. Visit our Job Seekers page to explore available resources.

What is your favorite stress management technique? Let us know in a comment below!

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