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Stress can do more than leave us frazzled. It’s a real health threat that has been known to lead to everything from heart disease to high blood pressure, according to the American Psychological Association. And it’s getting worse: 44 percent of Americans feel more stressed than they did just five years ago.
Finding ways to cope with stress can help you to manage your stress levels before they reach unhealthy levels. Who better to share how to deal with it than people who have experienced stress themselves? These bloggers aim to inspire and inform readers with tips on how to relieve stress and deal with stressful situations.
Headspace, which runs a very popular mobile application that helps people learn how to meditate, has a blog centered on stress and anxiety. It includes comical posts as well as thoughtful commentary related to general living and productivity. There are posts on meditation, stress, anxiety, and depression, too. From “7 Ways Science Can Help You Manage Stress” to “What the Type A Traveler Gets Wrong,” the blog is always updated with content that’s useful and relevant.
Tweet them @Headspace
How to Deal with Stress
Refinery 29’s dedicated space for stress features tons of insightful posts about living with stress and learning to cope with it. Some posts are essays, others cover breakthroughs on the science behind anxiety, and still others are relatable listicles, like “11 Images That People with Anxiety Will Understand” and “40 Ways to Deal with Anxiety.”
Tweet them @Refinery29
ISTSS’S Trauma Blog
The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) publishes a blog that details the effects of traumatic experiences as well as efforts to share knowledge and formulate better policies to prevent trauma. The blog covers studies on trauma, especially on the impacts of childhood trauma and military service on individuals, with a strong focus on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Tweet them @ISTSSnews
Mayo Clinic’s Stress Management Blog
The Mayo Clinic’s Edward T. Creagan, M.D. shares insights on how to deal with stress and anxiety, along with some inspiring anecdotes about people who have learned to de-stress and live well. He shares his personal insights and stories related to stress management. Recent posts have covered topics such as how to take the high road and cope with disappointment, as well as ways to overcome obsessing and excessive worry.
Tweet him @EdwardCreagan
The Stress Management Society
The Stress Management Society is a nonprofit organization based in the U.K., and they share plenty of useful articles with tips on living with and overcoming stressful situations. The website also features stress tests so you can assess stress levels, as well as basic information about what stress is and how it can affect our lives. A 10-step de-stressing solution includes tips such as eating well and taking breaks from technology.
Tweet them @StressMgtSoc
Strictly Stress Management
Jill Prince is on a mission to help people understand and better deal with stress. While the blog is centered on how mothers can end or relieve stress, the content is still applicable to a wide audience. She explores the causes of stress and tips to overcome it, how stress can impact our health, and how nutrition can help with stress relief.
Tweet her @StrictlyStress
Trauma! A PTSD Blog
Healthy Place has always been a useful resource for mental health information, and their PTSD blog is no exception. Jami DeLoe infuses her own story of recovery into her frequent posts, offering anyone who is dealing with PTSD the type of understanding and compassion that can only be given when someone understands the struggle. She updates regularly with posts on fatigue, self-care, abuse, PTSD symptoms, sobriety, and more related to healthy living.
Tweet her @JamiOlive1
True Stress Management
True Stress Management features a wide range of content that’s useful for people who are dealing with stress and anxiety. Articles range from how to stop being a perfectionist, to how to get enough sleep, to how to leverage friends and family members to fight stress. The posts can also teach you about things you’re doing to make stress worse, as well as herbal remedies.
Tweet them @TheStressGuys
Hear from entrepreneurs and thought leaders who are trying to provide real solutions to the uphill battles we face. They don’t only focus on stress relief, but on factors that affect our stress levels, like family and business. Content includes tips on how to make decisions, weather a crisis, and cope with ups and downs.
Tweet them @unreasonable
Yorkshire Stress Management
Need tips on managing your stress and living a healthy, balanced life? The Yorkshire Stress Management blog, written by Debbie Waller, is a good resource whether you suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or simply deal with the stressors of daily life. There are posts on how stress can affect your health and relationships, how to handle stress at work, and how to better manage stress for a healthier outlook.
Tweet her @DebbieWaller_