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Yes, there is a gap between the stress that men and women carry. Yes, we are all stressed-out with the responsibilities of life, including work and family. Here is the big however, in a 2016 study in The Journal of Brain and Behavior, women reported higher stress levels consistently. Women do more unpaid domestic work that men, three times as much. In the DSM 5, anxiety disorders are higher in women. House work is often overlooked as work, because it is unpaid. Yet this work can be harder that a regular job. Here is a new term that is being coined, it is called Emotional Labor. This is the duties that are expected of you, but go unnoticed. This can lead to insomnia and family conflict.
Here are a few ways of getting this lion tamed. Be sure and embrace self care. Start with the basics, eat good food, exercise and get enough sleep. Get to know your triggers and be specific about what stresses you out. Seek validation, give yourself reminders, or find someone that will, that your not crazy and the amount on your plate is really a lot. This is the touchy subject, talk to your spouse about shared duties. Especially if your working outside of the home.
Remember that Love is a verb and it implies action.
LENS can help to calm down the over stressed and wired brain.
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Hello, my name is Dana Lee Collins M.A.,L.P.C. I am a psychotherapist that has been trained in the art of neurofeedback. This science helps to heal the brain of trauma. I am dedicated to helping people heal.