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Stress Help Guide


In small doses, stress helps you to stay focused, energetic, and alert. But when stress becomes overwhelming, it can damage your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life.

Everyone experiences stress differently but there are some common warning signs and symptoms. Stress can easily creep up on you so that being frazzled and overwhelmed starts to feel normal. You may not realize how much it’s affecting you, even as it takes a heavy toll on your mind, body, and behavior.

You can protect yourself by learning how to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress overload and taking steps to reduce its harmful effects.

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