Stress, it is an everyday presence in our lives. There really is not a way to completely avoid stress. The bills will always be coming, the job and family responsibilities will always be demanding your attention, and you’ll often feel like there is not enough time in the day to get everything done in time. Stress will perk up its ugly little head when we feel overwhelmed, not in control of a situation, or when we are anticipating something. It is ever present in our lives. So how do we cope with stress so that it does not take over our lives and lead to unhappiness, illness, and pour health? Below are some tips that have helped me cope with everyday stress. Give them a try.
Courtney Truax, LMT is a graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon. She is licensed through the Oregon Board of Massage Therapy and a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. She has her own studio massage practice in the heart of downtown Lake Oswego, Oregon.