Stress is a normal response to an overwhelming or unexpected experience. Most people experience stress on a regular basis when they are faced with tough decisions, busy schedules, or tension in their relationships. Mild to moderate stress can help motivate you to work towards important goals or address situations that are uncomfortable. Stress management becomes a problem when your reaction to your stressors becomes too intense for you to manage on your own.
If you're struggling with stress management, you may notice that you're finding it hard to concentrate on things that matter or notice that you feel overwhelmed by things that used to come easy to you.
Constant stress can begin to cause difficulties such as exhaustion, poor sleep, changes in eating or exercise habits, irritability, emotional reactivity, and even physical health concerns like headaches, muscle tension, or digestive concerns. Over time persistent stress may lead to burnout, a state of exhaustion and detachment caused by prolonged physical and emotional stress.
How Therapy for Stress Management Can Help You!
It's important to identify the underlying causes of stress so that you can prioritize your goals and create needed changes in your life. Stress management therapy can help you find adaptive ways to manage stress before it causes more serious problems in your work performance or relationships.
Stress can impact all areas of your life, from your relationships to your daily routine. Consider reaching out for support if you notice that the following signs and symptoms of stress are interferring with your life.
- Diffuculty Focusing
- Sleep Difficulties
- Eating Too Much or Too Little
- Muscle Tension or Aches
- Increased Tearfulness
You don’t have to do this alone. Therapy can provide you with the support you need to move forward.
Stress Management Therapy can help things feel more manageable so that you can get back to focusing on what matters most to you! Let’s work together to bring balance back to your life.