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Returning back to our full time job or adjusting the kids back to school, fall can be a hectic time of year that can increase your stress levels. Returning to work after a vacation, transitioning your children to a new school, even fighting a busier rush hour as schools reopen, can all contribute to increased stress levels," explains Amazon best-selling author Paul Huljich, one of America's leading stress management experts and author of Stress Pandemic, 9 Natural Steps to Break the Cycle of Stress & Thrive (2nd Edition; Mwella Publishing)."People who cope with stress in unhealthy ways end up creating significant personal health problems and more stress for themselves.

My advice is to become aware of the activity that is spiking your stress levels and take steps to actively manage both your and your family's ways to cope with the increased stress in your lives."

Don't fall back into old, familiar patterns of stress this season -- fight back! With prevention comes the key to success against stress! In dealing with children, you should focus most on limiting your child's stress levels by preparing them for what's to come. Talking with your kids and understanding what may be causing their stress is a good first step in helping them cope with stress. By helping kids work through their stress you'll not only teach valuable stress management tips that will help them throughout their lives but also help to decrease the stress levels in your own life.

Another good approach to cope with increased stress this fall is to "un-schedule". For example, there are loads of fun and rewarding extracurricular activities for children, but it is just as important that kids take time to relax and have some unscheduled time at home or outdoors. Try to reserve at least one weekday after school that is a "free day," and stick to that schedule for the school year. Both your child and you will be much more relaxed and prepared when you allow yourselves proper downtime.

Hailed by Psychology Today as "one of this season's most talked about books," deemed "a valuable resource" by Publishers Weekly, and a best-selling book on Amazon.com, Stress Pandemic: 9 Natural Steps to Break the Cycle of Stress and Thrive outlines "9 Natural Steps" to become more aware of the stressors in your life as well as fortifying techniques to minimize their harmful health effects. Readers who follow Huljich's uniquely powerful and integrated approach can live stress-free, in a natural and holistic way.

SOURCE Mwella Publishing

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