Mental Health Issues/Everyday Life

Mental Health Issues/Everyday Life

 

Mental Health Issues/Everyday Life. Stress is an everyday occurrence in today’s world. Health experts know that stress can have significant effects on both your physical and mental health. Learning to deal with common stress is an important way to maintain health and improve your sense of well being.Yes stress is normal to some degree. We need it to keep us alert to danger,.

Healthy stress is when we feel excited. We will notice our pulse will quicken and  hormones surge. Here there is not a threat.. This type of stress is felt when we are on a roller coaster, a first date or we get a promotion at work.  There are several triggers that can cause this  good stress. It helps to keep us feeling alive and excited.This good stress is referred to as “eustress

 

What Is Stress?

Stress is the bodies response to extreme conditions, releasing “fight or flight” hormones and other chemicals that tense muscles for action and prepare emotions for fast response. Stress has evolutionary roots, in that humans developed these responses in order to run from danger, fight marauding enemies or move quickly away from natural hazards. However, the response remains even though we live in societies where these events no longer occur. The body “overreacts” to everyday events with heightened tension on a frequent basis. And this frequency is what causes stress to build up to unhealthy levels.

to much stress can lead to a strain on the body and the mind. We stay in this state of fight or flight for to long. We project fear in our minds, Wherever our mind goes so does our body. So if we are constantly worries and living in fear our body stays in a constant state of tension.

 

Recognizing Stress Overload

When stress becomes an everyday occurrence, individuals may experience a variety of physical and emotions issues. Muscle aches, neck pain and headaches become a frequent problem. The individual may develop sleep problems, unable to fall asleep or stay asleep during the night. Individuals may feel tired all the time. Digestive problems may develop. Self-esteem issues may surface, or individuals may isolate themselves from others. These are signs that require action to relieve the chronic feeling of stress.

Mental Health Issues/Everyday Life

What You Can Do About Stress

Stress management can help you be more productive and allow you to find work time and playtime more enjoyable. Here are some recommended ways to manage stress:

 

  • Schedule a vigorous physical workout at least 3 times each week. The workout can involve time at the gym, running in your neighborhood or engaging in a sport. Working out is known to be highly beneficial. It releases dopamine and we feel great.
  • Listen to your favorite music for a period of time each day. Music can have a calming effect and divert your attention from more stressful matters. Music therapy is known to have tremendous effects on those dealing with stress.
  • Do deep breathing exercise whenever you begin to feel overwhelmed by event or the actions of others. This activity brings more oxygen to the brain and body, allowing immediate relaxation. Meditation and breath work is vital to controlling you stress.
  • Learn to meditate. You can find classes at your local yoga center or community center. If you meditate regularly, you will find the sense of relaxation it brings can last throughout your workday.
  • Reach out to others. Hang out with friends. If necessary, talk to a counselor. Don’t allow the stress to stay bottled up.
  • Get a massage or Reiki. At High Expectations we have our own massage therapist trained in helping you to relax.
  • Balance your work and home life. Don’t spend your entire time at the office. Make it a point to get a calander and put activities on it so you can enjoy being with the ones you love.
  • Eat good foods and limit you alcohol consumption. Let your body be well nourished. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Drink lots of water.
  • Stay connected to a support group. It’s proven that when you talk to another person face to face it can release a hormone that reduces stress. Find people who are good listeners in your life.
  • Make sure your getting enough sleep. At least 7-8 hours. Your body needs time to heal and rest.
  • Seek therapy. Allow a professional licensed therapist work with you. You will learn effective ways to eliminate and reduce stress. Why sit alone and struggle when you can have someone who is trained help you through these tough times.

Mental Health Issues/Everyday Life

Stress always occurs, you do not have to let it be your master. Learn to recognize and deal with stress, and you will live a happier and more fulfilling life. Give us a call today at 407-967-1327. We are here to support you. Learn to live in the present moment and not in the past or the future.Why in the world would you want to live in stress all the time. Learn to change the narratives in your mind. Create new neuropath ways in you brain. These start to tell a new story. One of hope and the belief that all is well.