Stress is a normal psychological and physical reaction to the demands of life. Though a small amount of stress enables us to perform well and reach our target when the same exceeds, it takes a toll on our physical and mental plane. Needless to say, at times it becomes highly difficult to cope with the stress when it reaches the point of saturation due to the hectic lifestyle in this modern era. With the advancement of time, overstress can lead to psychological disorders like nervous system breakdown, depression, and many others if left untreated on time. In addition to health problems, it can also ruin our personal life whether a relationship with the family or kinsmen. So it is a time to wake up and follow the path of stress management. It eases our ability to cope with the multiple challenges in our daily life and aid in maintaining physical-mental equilibrium.
Stress won't disappear from your life completely, but we can help you with the best strategies and tools to manage it.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) on Stress Managment
“Stress, in addition to being itself, was also the cause of itself, and the result of itself.” – Hans Selye
1. What is Stress?
Stress can be defined as any type of change that causes physical, emotional, or psychological strain. Stress is your body's response to anything that requires attention or action. Everyone experiences stress to some degree. The way you respond to stress, however, makes a big difference to your overall well-being.
2. Is Stress bad for you?
Stress is key for survival, but too much stress can be detrimental. Emotional stress that stays around for weeks or months can weaken the immune system and cause high blood pressure, fatigue, depression, anxiety and even heart disease. In particular, too much epinephrine can be harmful to your heart.
3. How can stress affect your health?
If you're constantly under stress, you can have physical symptoms, such as headaches, an upset stomach, high blood pressure, chest pain, and problems with sex and sleep. Stress can also lead to emotional problems, depression, panic attacks, or other forms of anxiety and worry. Stress can play a part in problems, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, and depression. Stress has been referred to as the “silent killer.”
4. How can Compassionate Psychiatric Services help me manage my stress?
At Compassionate Psychiatric Services we employ a multi-disciplinary team of experts to help you understand the roots of your stress. Licensed therapists can work with you to explore techniques to help you manage your stress in a healthy, balanced manner that works for you. Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Physicians assistants are certified and highly qualified to help you find the right treatment options for you.
5. What are some stress management techniques I can try?
There are different approaches to managing stress. A combination of them is often the most effective and sustainable. Action Orientated Approaches: used to take action to change a stressful situation.
Emotion-oriented approaches: used to change the way we perceive a stressful situation. And Acceptance-oriented approaches: used for dealing with stressful situations you can’t control.
In addition, daily self-care techniques, such as getting enough sleep, spending quality time with loved ones, hydrating, having a healthy diet, exercise, limiting screen time, and engaging in hobbies can help to manage and alleviate stress.