Chronic stress, the kind so many of us wrestle with day in and day out, can cause serious health consequences. With that in mind — and with all the extra stress we're all facing these days — we asked experts to craft strategies to help with the five biggest health casualties of stress: your weight, heart, gut, immune system, and mind.
Part of being a “modern woman” is accepting that you can’t have an immaculate home, well-behaved kids, the corner office and defined abs. And yet many of us still struggle with perfectionist thinking and crucify ourselves when we fall short. As a result, we’re distracted from our goals and less able to appreciate our big, messy, wonderful lives for the joys they do bring us. Here are some common “perfect traps” along with expert advice on how to bust free from them.