Magazine article Working Mother

Beyond Deep Breathing

Magazine article Working Mother

Beyond Deep Breathing

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Beyond Deep Breathing Despite all the emphasis on managing stress these days, it seems that people are more stressed out than ever. In fact, a third of all U.S. adults are living with extreme stress, and almost half of them say this has increased over the last five years, according to a new survey from the American Psychological Association. "Many underestimate the power of stress until it affects basic functions like sleep, eating and sex or leads to conditions like coronary disease and depression," says Claire Michaels Wheeler, MD, PhD, the author of 7O Simple Solutions to Stress. Some of her stress-busting ideas: Break tasks into bite-size bits. Thinking about an entire project can be overwhelming, so divide projects into small chunks that you can take on one at a time. …

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