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The Biohazard Report - April 2024

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“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers.”

~ Fred Rogers

Are You Stressed?

April is recognized as National Stress Awareness Month with the goal of bringing attention to the negative impact of stress.

What is stress? Stress is a normal reaction to everyday pressures, but can become unhealthy when it upsets your day-to-day functioning. Stress involves changes impacting nearly every system of the body and can impact how people feel and behave.

Stress is in the eye of the beholder so what may stress you out may not stress another person. For example, one person packing up an apartment to move can be see that as a "good" stress and feel excited -- while another person may feel completely overwhelmed and see this move as a "bad" stress, causing anxiety, stomach aches and low motivation.

It’s important to recognize what stress and anxiety look like, take steps to build resilience, and know where to go for help.  Managing stress is an crucial component of a healthy lifestyle and reduced mortality rates. Knowing how to manage stress can improve mental and physical well-being as well as minimize exacerbation of health-related issues.

Check out our stress management tips and resources below! If you are feeling stressed out about clutter, hoarding conditions, hazardous biological material, animal waste or other challenging environmental conditions, call us today at 614-743-1795 for a free consultation. We're happy to support your efforts to lower your stress level.

Stress Management Tips

  • Break large tasks into small, achievable parts. Need to clean a whole room? Start with one corner first.
  • Take frequent breaks. You don't have to tackle your stress all at once. Even working for 5 minutes at a time gets you closer to the goal.
  • Slow down. Stress can often make us feel like we need to rush. Take a deep breath and help your body relax.
  • Get adequate rest. Research shows that people who get a healthy night's sleep manage stress more easily.
  • Be active. Move your body daily in whatever capacity you can, whether it be a workout at the gym or a walk around your neighborhood.
  • Reframe your thinking. If you can see the stress as a challenge or a positive change, it will reduce the negative impact on your body.
  • Seek help. You do not have to manage the stress alone! Using social support or outsourcing the stress to professionals can go a long way at keeping you healthy.

Stress Resources

For more information about stress management, visit these resources:

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