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Using Journaling as a Tool for Coping With Stress & Anxiety
Stress is an unfortunate part of everyone’s life in one way or another. Stressors at work, at home, within the self, or in relationships lead to physical and mental symptoms, such as increased heart rate, trouble sleeping, and irritability. Anxiety is the long-lasting, persistent cousin of stress. Even in the absence of stressors, people experience adverse effects.
Anxiety is not uncommon. In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults — and that only includes the people diagnosed. That number could be even higher.
The effects of stress and anxiety can be troublesome. However, it’s important to remember that