Stress is a natural response to any kind of demand or threat. It’s a feeling of tension and pressure, and it can come from a variety of sources, such as work, relationships, finances, health, and other life events. Stress can be experienced as both physical and emotional symptoms, including increased heart rate, sweating, muscle tension, and anxiety.
In small doses, stress can be a helpful and motivating force that helps us rise to the challenge and accomplish tasks. However, when stress becomes chronic or overwhelming, it can have a negative impact on our mental and physical health. Chronic stress has been linked to a variety of health problems, such as anxiety, depression, digestive issues, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
It’s important to recognize the signs of stress and take steps to manage it before it becomes chronic.
If you’re experiencing chronic stress or feel like you’re unable to manage your stress on your own, it may be helpful to speak with a mental health professional. A therapist can help you develop personalized strategies for managing stress and improving your overall well-being.
At CM Psychotherapy, we give you the right coping tools and ways to overcome stress. Contact us for a free phone consultation.