National Stress Awareness Day
National Stress Awareness Day:
Observed annually on the first Wednesday in November, the National Stress Awareness Day is dedicated to identify stress-causing factors and to reduce them! This day was founded by Carole Spiers, Chairperson of the International Stress Management Association (ISMA) to help individuals and corporates to address stress!
|2020||4rth November||Wednesday||United States|
|2021||3rd November||Wednesday||United States|
|2022||2nd November||Wednesday||United States|
Why National Stress Awareness Day?
Stress is an integral part of everyone’s life whether you are a kid or an adult. Stress is a natural response to demands for life and on the body. Stress is also a response when we face fear or crisis. Stress is not all bad. The stress that enables you to get your work done, exercise regularly, being disciplined and responsible are good for you! However, when stress starts overwhelming you, it can affect your mental well being. Stress can easily exhaust you emotionally and Physically. It goes on to affect your work quality, maintaining relationships, and every other aspect of your life.
Many people under negative stress will not be able to react normally to everyday situations either harming themselves or their loved ones.
People are faced with stress when changes occur in their routine or are faced with other stress-inducing activities. Excessive stress is also an associated factor for heart diseases, depression, and low immunity – thus many diseases.
Families and workplaces tend to ignore stress in individuals leading to devastation addictions and suicidal thoughts. So this day helps you to identify stress levels, stress-causing factors and ways to handle them! Everyone feels stress, so there is nothing to be discouraged about!
Thus this day is observed to raise awareness of excessive stress and its impact on overall well being while reducing the stigma around stress.
The National Stress Awareness Day was founded by Carole Spiers, Chairperson of the International Stress Management Association (ISMA) to help individuals and corporates to handle stress with various tested strategies to prevent stress and help them to seek help when feeling stressed.
How can we Celebrate National Stress Awareness Day?
- Educate yourself about stress
Getting more information on stress and the various factors that enable people to be stressed can help you make educated choices when you come across stressful situations. It will help you to recognize your stress triggers and how you can healthily face them. This education also helps you to understand people under stress and also educate friends and family about stress and its management for a happy life.
- Pamper yourself!
When under stress, a treat or saloon treatment is the best way to reduce your tense muscles and mind! You don’t always have to spend money on expensive treats and salon treatments. Make your nutritious treats and enjoy yourself in a bubbling hot water bath or manicure! A relaxing oil massage will be a great stress reliever too!
- Exercise regularly!
A casual job in the park or early in the morning are great stress busters! If you can’t get out, exercising at home is a great way too! Physical activity releases “feel good” hormones called endorphins that help you feel relaxed and great about yourself! Practicing deep and slow breathing is a good way to control stress too!
Take a few minutes every day to think about your schedule and let it sink in with your thoughts to get you through the day!
- Rest Well
Our body and mind need a good night’s sleep after every day’s work. Your sleep time is when the cells and muscles are repaired and regenerated to help you de-stress and feel full of life.
Use these hashtags #NationalStressAwarenessDay and #StressAwarenessDay to discuss on the social media.
Interesting facts about National Stress Awareness Day:
Enjoy a few facts about Stress as you observe the Day!
- It is a myth that stress can grey your hair. But stress certainly related to causing hair fall
- The most stressful jobs in 2009 were being a Commercial Pilot, Surgeon, advertising account executive, Photojournalist, and Real Estate Agent. The least stressful was being a Software Engineer, dietician, system analyst and astronomer
- The Baoding ball also known as Chinese stress balls were created during the Ming dynasty’s reign between 1368 and 1644.
- Stress can worsen your acne
- Stress has been known as the silent killer leading to various heart problems!
- Cortisol is a stress hormone that causes accumulation of abdominal fat as well as enlarges your fat cells
- Chronic stress in children can impair the production of their growth hormone
History of National Stress Awareness Day:
This day was founded by Carole Spiers, Chairperson of the International Stress Management Association (ISMA) to help individuals and corporates to address stress!
The information on choosing the first Wednesday in November and the year of initiating this day is not known.