Stress awareness begins with recognition and becoming aware. A stress inventory provides insight into the amount of stress in our lives. As we become aware of stress, we begin to deal with it. The "ostrich" technique of stress reduction never works.
Humans Resist Change
Humans resist change. Whether change occurs in the body, mind, social, spirit or environment, most humans will resist it. To learn to relax means learning the need to break old habits of stress reaction and substitute more productive reactions such as clear thinking, calm headed and relaxed understanding. To change requires perseverance, positivity, proper goals and beneficial rewards. Whether changing eating habits, exercise routines, stress reactions or social skills, change requires work. The rewards of a healthy body and mind are worth it for both ourselves and our family.