Finding Balance: Getting Started

Week 1: How stress affects you and why it matters


It’s hard to be your best self if you’re feeling tired, anxious, tense, or distracted. But those are some of the physical and mental symptoms of stress — and they all take a toll on your total health.

With that in mind, you’re invited to download your stress management workbook and write down the main sources of stress in your life. It’s a simple way to learn more about yourself — and a small step you can take toward feeling healthier and happier.

Download the workbook now
Stress and depression: know the difference

Stress and depression sometimes share common symptoms, but depression is a more serious problem. If you think you might be dealing with depression, talk to your doctor.

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Take the depression self-assessment


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Week 5: Examining your expenses

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Week 7: Move more to stress less

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Week 8: Looking ahead to a less stressed life

Over the past 8 weeks, you’ve seen how being aware of your response to stress can help you manage it.