From the Field: Managing Stress
Photo credit: Kevin Hudson
Take a deep breath. It’s December 1.
The year is almost over, which feels impossible.
Your “To Do” list may cover several pages. Your calendar may be full.
But none of the events, gifts, baked goods, or special moments will matter if you are too stressed to enjoy them, or if you get sick.
So pause for a moment and enjoy this beautiful photo of the Mississippi Sounds from the shores of Graveline (pronounced gravel-EEN) Bayou taken by my colleague Kevin Hudson during the Coastal Cleanup in November.
Check out our list of techniques for managing stress.
Read this short piece about stress and relaxation.
And no matter how tempting it may be to hide in the closet devouring every treat on the cookie tray you planned to deliver to someone else, avoid emotional eating.
Make the last month of 2017 your best!
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Tyler Wilson, right, shadowed Dr. Steven Brandon during the 2016 Rural Medical and Science Scholars program. Participants in the program also receive college credit for two pre-med courses, visit various medical facilities, participate in lab-based hands-on learning activities and take part in a communications and study skills workshop. (Photo by Kevin Hudson)