Stress and How to Manage It
I am sure that it has not escaped anyone’s notice, but we all seem to be a bit more stressed than before. Whether it is political uncertainty or job issues or of course the bane of most stress in adults money and relationships, we as a people seem to be suffering far more lately.
Well the most important thing in treating and managing stress is to recognise that it is a problem in the first place. Often I have clients who come to see me who are suffering with stress issues without even realising it. According to the BBC Health website things to look for as symptoms of stress are:
- problems sleeping or excessive tiredness
- lack of appetite or eating too much
- feeling sad, irritable and tearful
- drinking too much alcohol
- losing temper easily
- headaches and general pains
If you are experiencing any of the above you may well be suffering with stress problems. Now, of course, therapy is a very effective way in dealing with stress, but it is not the only way. Exercise and diet have an influence on how we cope with stress, but perhaps the most important thing is that we talk to friends and family about how we are feeling. Do not worry about being a burden, these are the people who care about you the most, so they will be an excellent place for a non judgemental hearing. If you still need assistance, then therapy may well be the way for you to go.