What lifestyle habits potentially lead to increased stress?

A variety of habits and behaviors can lead to increased stress. Anything from losing keys or running errands to events as big as serious illness or changing jobs can cause stress.

Even happy events, like having a baby or getting married, can cause stress.

Stress occurs when events or situations become overwhelming.

Many times, women can feel overwhelmed by trying to balance work and family demands.

Stressors You Can Change

Certain choices we make can increase the stress in our lives. Some specific stress-causing habits common to women include:

  • Taking on too much responsibility
  • Setting unrealistic goals
  • Not getting enough sleep
  • Lack of organization

If you feel overwhelmed and stressed, talk with your physician about lifestyle changes you can make to decrease your stress.

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