It truly is the most wonderful time of the year, with a chill in the air and the holidays right around the corner. For some people, the winter holidays can be stressful. Whether it’s getting all the right gifts, cooking enough for the whole family, making plans or decorating, it can add up! If your to-do list is weighing on you, we’ve got some helpful tips for managing stress and ways to reverse its effects on your body.

 

The International Stress Management Association (ISMA) has declared Wednesday, November 1st as International Stress Awareness Day. The organization celebrates today to encourage a more open dialogue about stress, including how it happens, the harmful effects on mental health, and helpful ways to manage it.

 

Stress can come from a variety of factors in your life and can negatively affect all aspects of your well-being. The Mayo Clinic has compiled a list of the extensive effects stress can have on your body, mood, and behavior. Notable effects include lack of sleep, fatigue and overeating. This can lead to harsh results for your body and lifestyle. It’s important to carefully manage your stress, and the first step is to start trying.

 

During high-stress periods, the most important reminder is to take care of yourself. If you’re eating healthy, getting in exercise and managing your time effectively, you’ll be in a better position to help others. The next step is to prioritize the things on your to-do list. There are only so many things we can do each day, so choose the top three most urgent tasks and make them a priority. It’s important to feel you’re accomplishing things, and setting realistic goals will help achieve that.

 

We don’t want areas of your appearance adding to your stress levels. If you’re struggling with the lasting effects of stress in your life or preemptively worried about preventing effects in the future, one of our treatments may be able to help! We’ve got laser skin resurfacing techniques that can help erase age spots and discoloration. Also, our facial injectable treatments can eliminate lines and wrinkles like crow’s feet, laugh lines, forehead creases or any other problem areas. These treatments can leave you feeling rejuvenated and looking younger than ever. If something else is causing you stress that may involve a more in-depth procedure, please don’t hesitate to call us at 404-257-9888 and schedule your first free consultation!