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Stress-free living by Infinite Ideas, Elisabeth Wilson; Infinite Ideas

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Introduction

We’re all cracking up if you believe the surveys. A recent one discovered that 45% of women said that their stress levels had risen during the previous year, and that survey was carried out before the credit crunch hit proper. The figures are probably even higher now.

We’re designed to cope with stress, of course – but that’s one-off stressful events, not being permanently bathed in a soup of stress hormones. This sort of constant stress is just what is most dangerous for our health and well-being. Which is why stress-related health problems are on the way up, as is divorce. What is strange is that we seem to be ‘hopeless and helpless’ in face of the stress epidemic, unable to get ourselves out of it. It really doesn’t take ...

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