As an entrepreneur with a side job, 2 kids, a dog, and a household to care for life can be overwhelming and stressful.
I used to have the belief that when I was stressed it was a good sign because it meant that I was busy and I would performed better with the added pressure. I also didn't believe there was a whole lot you could do about it.
After many years of stress and struggle and a whole lot of research, I finally learned the importance of managing stress and I've created healthy habits that help me stay calm.
The truth is while some stress can be beneficial, stress can also be extremely detrimental to your health.
Did you know that studies have linked stress to:
higher risk of heart disease and related death
pre-existing conditions get worse
higher chance of picking up unhealthy habits (such as smoking, drinking, binge eating, ect.)
higher chance of fat around the abdomen
weakened immune system
and some studies even show a link between stress and cancer
Pretty crazy, right?