How to manage Stress

Often times in our daily lives, we come across situations that leave us stressed out and frustrated. We live with daily anxieties about how the next day will pan out.

Let us, however, consider how stress can affect daily lives and some tips on how we can manage it. Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.

Stress is our body’s response to pressure. Many different situations or life events can cause stress. It is often triggered when we experience something new or unexpected that threatens our sense of self or when we feel we have little control over a situation. What are the signs of stress? We may feel: anxious, fearful, angry, aggressive, sad, irritable, frustrated, and or depressed. Sometimes stress can also manifest in physical signs like headaches, nausea, indigestion, constipation, bloating and diarrheoa, sweating, heart palpitations, body aches and pains.

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Routine child vaccination imperative

The recent Vaccination Day in Motokwe, orchestrated through collaborative efforts between UNICEF, USAID, BRCS, and the Ministry of Health, underscores a commendable stride towards fortifying child health services.The painful reality as reflected by the Ministry of Health's data regarding the decline in routine immunisation coverage since the onset of the pandemic, is a cause for concern.It underscores the urgent need to address the...

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