Making our lives ‘stress free’ may be an unrealistic and an unnecessary goal. Stress can be good! If it is short-lived, stress can make us perform better and alert us to danger. However prolonged stress may cause serious health problems such as heart-disease and depression. Prolonged stress may also impact negatively on our relationships both at home and at work.
If we have developed unhealthy ways of coping with ongoing stress such as becoming angry or shutting down this will impact on communication. If you think you may be struggling with prolonged stress or coping with stress in an unhealthy way, seeking professional help to heal and change is a solution. Other options are to seek assistance via your GP or The Mental Health Foundation also offers some great tips and pointers on their site.
If you feel like you have tried it all and stress is becoming unbearable our therapists at Talk In The Bay can offer professional help, find our contact details below and don’t hesitate to call if you have questions.