Mental Health Issues In Everyday Life

Mental Health Issues In Everyday Life

 

Mental health issues in 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.

 

What Is Stress?

Stress is the body responses 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.

 

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 In 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Massage and Reiki- At High Expectations we offer massage, Reiki and personal yoga sessions.
  • Change your diet. Eat healthier foods.
  • Stay away from toxic people who are negative and bring you down.
  • Start a hobby. Something your passionate about.

 

Although 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. At High Expectations we have a talented team of therapist. Give us a call today at 407-967-1327. Get a free 15 min phone consultation.