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Stress

Stress

Are You Consumed By

Dread?

What is stress? According to the World Health Organization (2023), stress is defined as a state of worry or mental tension caused by a difficult situation. It also causes us to feel that we are under too much mental and emotional pressure, which is sometimes triggered by life events that feels like it is too much to deal with. Some examples include being laid off, accumulating debt, or relationship conflicts.

When we think of stress, negative emotions often come to mind first. But did you know that some stress is actually good for us? An example of good stress would be the anticipation you feel when you start a new relationship or a new job. Good stress can help to fuel our excitement and make us want to try new things and strive to do more. It can also prepare us to face difficult challenges or respond to dangerous situations.


You Can Control Your

Stress!

Sadly, good stress does not last. Although it may boost our mood to meet the moment, it quickly disappears. If we are under stress for long periods of time, it can become overwhelming and affect us both physically and emotionally, which can often look and feel very similar to depression. Additionally, if we stay under periods of chronic stress, our body’s physiological stress response becomes exhausted beyond what it’s designed to do, and ultimately starts to damage us.

Stress is not a illness or a disorder, but it can develop into one if it becomes chronic and unmanaged. The effects of chronic, or long-term stress can contribute to depression or a mood disorder that makes us feel sad and disinterested in things we usually enjoy. Both chronic stress and depression can affect appetite, sleep habits, and our ability to concentrate and function. If you feel like you may be under chronic stress, click here to schedule a free phone consultation with me so we can discuss your specific struggles and how I can help you manage your stress.

Relieve

Stress

Become More

Relaxed

I’m So Glad You Have
Taken This Step Today

When we experience stress in our lives, it can feel like it’s a constant battle to keep everything together. Stress comes from not taking action over something we know we have control over. You made the first step today to control that stress, and I am honored that I can be the one to help you

How You Can
Manage Stress


Find the Cause

Identify what stresses you out. Maybe work piling up isn’t from the actual demands of your job, but more so from your procrastination. You have to claim responsibility for the role you play in creating your stress or you won’t be able to control it.

Eliminate Stressors

Develop consistent de-stressing habits. Instead of watching TV or responding to texts in bed after work – take a walk, or read a book. Maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough quality sleep, will ease feelings of stress and help you relax.

Relax

Make efforts to set aside time for yourself to relax. Spending some alone time can be beneficial. Doing activities like yoga or meditation, even taking a bubble bath, listening to music, or watching a funny movie can have a great impact in lowering stress.

Find Support

You don’t have to try and eliminate stress all by yourself.  Calling on friends or family to talk or spend time can be comforting or if you just need someone to listen, reach out to me for a non judgmental, positive reinforcement to support you.

Find The Cause

Identify what stresses you out. Maybe work piling up isn’t from the actual demands of your job, but more so from your procrastination. You have to claim responsibility for the role you play in creating your stress or you won’t be able to control it.

Eliminate Stressors

Develop consistent de-stressing habits. Instead of watching TV or responding to texts in bed after work – take a walk, or read a book. Maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and getting enough quality sleep, will ease feelings of stress and help you relax.

Relax

Make efforts to set aside time for yourself to relax. Spending some alone time can be beneficial. Doing activities like yoga or meditation, even taking a bubble bath, listening to music, or watching a funny movie can have a great impact in lowering stress.

Find Support

You don’t have to try and eliminate stress all by yourself. Calling on friends or family to talk or spend time can be comforting or if you just need someone to listen, reach out to me for a non judgmental, positive reinforcement to support you.

Virtual Appointments

Can’t Make
It In To Me?
Virtual
Counseling

Create an account with Therapy Notes in the Client Portal and schedule a virtual appointment with my HIPPA compliant peer-to-peer connection service for maximum privacy and security. 

Create an account with Therapy Notes in the Client Portal and schedule a virtual appointment with my HIPPA compliant peer-to-peer connection service for maximum privacy and security.

You Can Manage

Stress

And Feel A
Calm

When you’re ready to get started, I’m here to help.
I would love to connect, feel free to reach out.