Managing Chronic Stress Is Possible
Do you suffer with chronic stress?
Do you know that you do NOT get sick from chronic stress?
You actually get sick from the diseases and illnesses that are exacerbated by stress.
The reality is, everyone DOES experience stress hundreds of times each day. The body was designed with its own stress solutions system.
The issue is how do you stop normal stress from becoming chronic?
How does the stress response work?
The body was not designed to function for extended periods of time as chronically stressed…
When you encounter an ongoing stressor, like:
- financial stress
- workplace stress
- mental stress
- family stress
- health issue stress
- relationship stress
- physical stress
the stress response gets activated…your body physiologically
responds in an attempt to help you cope, or effectively adapt to the stressor.
Once the perceived or actual acute stressor has been adapted to, the relaxation response gets activated and it is only then that your body gets a chance to rest and rejuvenate while in this state of regained balance.
As an example, when you first step into a hot shower, it is an acute stressor. It takes your body a short amount of time to adapt to the increased temperature, and then you are fine.
Your body initially reacts
, then it adapts
, and then the relaxation response gets triggered and your body comes is able to come back into balance and can rest
The human body is designed to function in just that way with stress…react…adapt…relax.
The key to optimal health is to ensure your body has enough time to rest...to be in balance, physiologically
With acute stress, balance is restored fairly quickly. And, that is how the body is designed to keep you healthy.
For most, the problem is that they were never taught about the
physiology of stress
. The problem is not knowing how stress, over time, will impact you on a physical and emotional level.
So, if you don't understand how stress is impacting you, and there is too much pressure to just "deal" with it, how often do you end up feeling as if all you can do is reacting
and working hard to adapt
But, getting to the necessary relaxing and resting part is but a distant memory? Do you ever feel as if your usual
ways to reduce stress
just aren’t working anymore?
How do you know?
If you find yourself in the following list, you may be struggling with being stressed out:
- Stress insomnia
- Stress and depression
- Stress and anxiety
- Mood swings
- Chronic anger
- Stress headaches and muscle tension
- More conflicts with others
What you CAN do to manage stress
If you are concerned about the
effects of stress on your body, as we work together, you will learn the information you need to manage your stress in ways that won’t feel like work. Or, that make you feel more stressed out.
One of the most recurrent themes from my clients has been,
“I feel like I have my life back.”
Learning how to manage chronic stress is about learning to understand all the ways that it impacts your life.
And, getting your life and health back is the goal.
Stress Management Survey
If you would like to become more aware of the way(s) that chronic stress may be impacting your life, please take this FREE
stress management survey.
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Living with chronic stress can be very very challenging. If you would like to share tips fo how you are coping with chronic stress, please share them here.
Or, ask your question about chronic stress here.
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For more information, please read:
Chronic Stress Guide
-- Chronic stress is stress that stays with a person for too long. It is long term stress.
Physical Signs Of Stress
-- Is it only when physical signs of stress begin to take their toll that managing stress becomes important?
Physiological Effects Of Stress
-- It’s important to understand the physiological effects of stress if you really want to manage your stress.
Stress High Blood Pressure
-- Stress high blood pressure can’t be stressed enough.
Stress Related Hives
-- Information on stress related hives will make your skin crawl.
Take A Stress Test
-- Why take a stress test? You can’t fix something you can’t see.
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