Constantly feeling on edge, worked up or tired? You could be suffering from undiagnosed stress.
Many of us think of stress as something that’s strictly related to tight deadlines at work, but really it is a sensation that can touch every area of our lives. Some feel stress due to money, others congestion or social situations. No matter when and where you experience stress, seeking help that allows you to manage it the right way is essential to your quality of life.
Stress is an increasingly common condition which many people will experience over the course of their lifetime. To know when you have chronic stress and to seek out the right kind of help, keep reading for insights and guidance.
Does stress ever go away on its own?
Those looking for help with excessive stress need to be aware that if left untreated, stress levels will almost certainly rise. This is because rather than dealing with the underlying issues, you’re trying to cope with the symptoms, or you’re practising avoidance. Neither of these will bring your stress levels down in a sustainable way that will work over the longer term.
How do you cope with constant stress?
Many people turn to their hobbies to diffuse stress, with exercises such as cycling or running being particularly popular. While these are constructive approaches, others seek the comfort of junk food, alcohol or other potentially harmful things in an attempt to manage their stress levels. What works is connecting with a professional who will allow you to build the foundations for a lower stress life.
Does counselling make stress go away?
Counselling for stress will not be an instant fix, but it will take a dual approach that many people find highly effective. By giving you a new toolbox of techniques to manage your stress in the short term, and an in-depth approach to reduce background stress in the long term, counselling really can make a difference to your life.
If you identify with the feelings below, you may well find stress support highly useful to you:
- No matter how tired you are you find you just can’t relax
- There’s always something on your mind, no matter how hard you work
- You’re easily angered or highly irritable, particularly in stressful situations
- You experience a lack of interest in hobbies and activities you used to really enjoy
How can we help you with stress?
When you decide to get help and seek out online stress counselling you’re taking a really important first step. It will allow you to connect with a trained and experienced professional in a safe space so that you can start to unload the things which you may feel have been weighing you down. There are no judgements, only insights and thoughts on how you could do things differently in the future. When we adopt that approach we find that the people we work with make steady, consistent progress which equips them with the tools they need to live happier lives.
To hear more about how we can help you learn to manage stress effectively please contact our team today. And remember: stress doesn’t always have to have such a major role in your life.
What are psychological and
emotional signs of stress?
- Anger, irritability, or restlessness
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Feeling unmotivated
- Feeling unfocused
- Trouble sleeping or too much sleep
- Racing thoughts
- Constant worry
- Memory problems
- Making poor choices
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