Stress can be a big, big trigger for my asthma, and it can lead me to take less care of myself. That in turn leads to my asthma mis-behaving.
A friend of mine recently suggested some strategies for my DD to help manage her stress from school. DD is juggling high school classes, college classes and the big college hunt, plus everything that asthma, eczema and food allergies can throw at her.
One of the strategies was a mindfulness app called that was created by Australian psychologists and educators. Before I suggested it to DD, I felt I needed to try it first. There's a web app you can try so you don't have to download it to your phone to see how it works.
I was a bit skeptical, but it dropped my resting heart rate like a STONE. And for me, sitting still and not thinking is NOT something that comes naturally to me.
I know that some of our members have really overcome stress … what works for you? Does managing stress help your day-to-day asthma?