Taking the Stress out of Tax Day
Posted on Apr 15, 2014 in Wellness
Today is tax day. From hunting down receipts to filling out complicated forms to wondering if you’ll owe money – tax day can leave you feeling overwhelmed and highly stressed.
Tax stress, like many other deadline-related stresses, can take a toll on your health and can lead to insomnia, anxiety and depression. According to experts in our Sutter Health network, when stress hormones flood the body, your heart rate, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood levels all increase.
If you find yourself stressing over finances, try these 10 helpful tips to reducing stress brought to you by our MyLifeStages team or these several mindfulness practice techniques from Renee Burgard, LCSW, from Palo Alto Medical Foundation to help you cope with pressures that may accompany tax day.