Debbie Mandel, a stress management expert, gives insightful advice on identifying the daily stressors that affect our lives where ever we live. Whether you live in New York City, or the countryside, stress can just as easily come from within, or be triggered by environmental causes, economic reasons, or simply lost expectations that were never met. We all face stress 24/7 where ever you live.
Debbie: New York City is not stressful; I don't know why people keep saying that. You could be out in the country and be very stressed. Stress is internally driven, it's about your perception, but aspects of New York City and the nation can be stressful. We live in a recession, there is terrorism, global terrorism, and that invades your psyche and infiltrates who you are. We are a little bit afraid from time to time. There is also environmental stress, there are pollutants in the air. Hey a mosquito bite is a stressor, old makeup is a stressor, but there are also stressors that come from within. Grief, expectations that were never met, maybe they were a bit unrealistic. Perfectionism, loss; we all have loss. Those are the stressors that you face; the physical, the emotional, the intellectual, the environmental. 24/7 where ever you live.
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