April is Stress Awareness Month, which is a hot topic for Christian leaders.
Fact: Clergy submit more health claims than any other career path.
Stress, is a large part of the “why” behind this fact.
is a leader in wellness around the world. Check out this recent blog post they did on Stress. Specifically what YOU can do about it. “Stress is often classified as a negative emotion, but a certain amount of stress can make you more resilient to life’s challenges and obstacles. It’s the chronic stress that becomes debilitating, and that’s too often where Christian leaders fall today.”
“Researchers define stress…
as something that disrupts your feeling of mental balance or wellbeing. Stress activates a series of hormones that ultimately bring your body and mind back into balance. At least, that’s what stress hormones should do. We call that acute stress, some of which can make your stronger. When stress lingers and these hormones go into overdrive — called chronic stress — every partof your body and brain suffer. Chronic stress can increase your risk for heart disease and many other problems.”