What is stress?
Stress is not always bad. At a low level, stress prepares our bodies for daily challenges by boosting energy, improving mental performance, and focusing attention. It is when pressure is extreme or lasts for too long, that it becomes problematic and dangerous.
Unhealthy levels of stress contribute to heart disease, anxiety, depression, relationships problem (home, work), drug or alcohol use, weakened immune systems, sleep deprivation and much more. The stress hides behind more issues, where it increases painful emotions and triggers unwanted behaviours. Stress management helps you control and improve your stress level; by implementing right away the tools to give you back your freedom from your mind. Recognizing the symptoms of stress, help to regulate the anxiety.
What are the symptoms of anxiety?
-Muscle pain and tension
-Headaches and migraines
-Weakened immune system
-Loss of motivation
-Increased irritability and anger
-Depression or sadness
-Inability to focus
-Decrease sex drive
-Unhealthy eating pattern (overeating or under eating)
-Drug or alcohol use
-Constant thoughts about the stressor
To improve the symptoms of stress, learn how to recognize the signs.
Stress management tips to improve your stress level
-Keep in mind that anxiety is not a bad thing.
-Talk about your problems.
-Prioritize your responsibilities.
-Focus on the basics.
-Do not put all your eggs in the same basket.
-Set a time for yourself.
-Keep things in perspective.