What is Stress?
"Stress" is a small word describing a large collection of issues and conditions.
Medically (and very roughly) speaking, stress can be thought of as a physical reaction to intense emotion or physical input. There are many kinds of physical manifestations, depending on the type and severity of the stimulus in question.
Unmanaged stress is known to cause all kinds of nasty physical problems, not to mention the emotional trauma of it all.
 Dealing with Stress: The Ultimate Hack?
On a more day-to-day level, stress is coming at us from all directions (both exterior and interior), in all locations (work, home, road), and of all kinds of intensity. Billion-dollar industries have sprung up dedicated to reducing or minimizing stress or its symptoms.
Of course, we are often more in control of these situations than we realize. Part of the raison d'etre of Getting Things Done is reducing stress. It's even in the subtitle: "The Art of Stress-Free Productivity."
Whether it's free or costs big bucks, whether it's in the quiet of your bedroom or in a noisy club, whether it can be done in your back yard or requires traveling to other continents -- we all have our ways of reducing stress.
Or rather, it behooves us to have those ways. The consequences are truly awful.
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How do you reduce your stress? Let's hear your own personal hacks.... But please remember that what works for you might not work for someone else. Be particularly aware of changes to your diet or physical activity: moderation is everything!
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