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Stress Management

What is Stress


Stress is actually a normal part of life. It exists on a continuum from Eustress or beneficial stress on one end along to Distress at the other, the type of stress that warns us that we are encountering problematic situations. It’s when this stress starts to multiply and to affect you every day over a longer period of time causing you to feel sick, anxious, unhappy, or fatigued – then your levels of stress have become a serious problem.

 

What Does Long Term Stress Do? It is believed stress changes every component of our body. In excess, stress makes the long term outlook of our life considerable worse. Stress reduces hormone function, damages our organs, and weakens the immune system and may cause memory loss and concentration issues as well.

 

Long term stress is one of the key contributing factors in the development of numerous types of mental health disorders, and puts you at severely increased risk of developing serious conditions like anxiety and depression. In addition, these conditions lead to further stress, resulting in a vicious cycle that can damage your quality of life.

  • Both anxiety and stress are often related to difficulties coping with life.Stress Management Gold Coast

  • Another cause of this condition is misfiring of the Hormone/Neurotransmitters in the brain. It is thought that your body starts to fire the wrong amounts of neurotransmitters (brain chemicals), adrenaline, and cortisol, leading to it becoming harder for your body to regulate itself.

  • Other causes can be Work related pressures, Relationship troubles, Family related pressures, Financial difficulties, Social expectations, poor coping skills, Weak health and fitness levels, Poor nutritional status, Low emotional well-being, Sleep problems.

  • It's crucial to remember that chronic stress is not just mental. A lack of exercise/activity can also be a major contributing factor to the development of stress and anxiety.

Ways to reduce stress include:

  • Reducing the time we spend overthinking events or difficulties.

  • Spending more time relaxing and doing things we love to do.

  • Eating healthy food and regular exercise.

  • Letting go of stories and beliefs that do not serve us by discussing them with family friend’s counselors etc. and creating a healthier body and mind.

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