Quiz: Are You Suffering From Silent Stress?

Figure out if stress is lowering the quality of your life.

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Silent stress is when you don't acknowledge the stress you feel but instead bottle those feelings up. While it can be easy to sweep stressors under the rug and slack on self-care, when you let stress build up it can begin to negatively impact your relationships with others, your self-esteem, and your health. Take this quiz from life coach Mike Bayer to figure out if you are suffering from silent stress.

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Quiz: How Clean Is Your House?

Studies show a clean house is good for your physical and mental health.

One study found women who described their living spaces as "cluttered" or full of "unfinished projects" were more likely to be depressed and fatigued than women who described their homes as "restful" and "restorative." The researchers also found that women with cluttered homes showed higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Cleaning can also benefit our mental health! According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, physical activity — like the action of cleaning and the end result of a cleaner home — helps relieve stress, anxiety and depression.

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