How do I know that I'm stressed?We see so many clients a week which are experiencing high levels of stress within their daily lives. With so many different causes, it can often feel like we are bombarded on a daily basis. Not all stress is negative, though often we have reached our tipping point and feel like life is struggle. Here are some questions we are often asked about stress.
How do I know if I’m stressed?
There are a number of different symptoms to experiencing stress, though these are the more common ones are:
How is stress different from anxiety?
This is a great question and there is a difference between stress and anxiety. Stress is caused by existing stressors or triggers within our daily lives. They can make us feel pressured and pushed which may result in a number of negative effects.
One of these negative effects is anxiety. Anxiety is stress that continues even after the stressor has gone. It is a feeling of apprehension or fear that creates a level of distress in the body. Is it also accompanied by further symptoms such as chest pain, dizziness and breathing difficulty.
So what do I do if I’m stressed?
This may be different for each individual, though there are a number of ways that we can start reducing our stress levels. We need to start taking care of our body and make sure that we’re eating healthy and also getting plenty of sleep. This helps build up our body’s ability to cope with stress.
Exercise is also a great way to alleviate or reduce the stress within the body. Start with something simple, like a gentle 20 min walk, especially if you don’t regularly exercise and see how you feel at the end of it.
Make time for you. Yes this means you have to stop and make time to unwind and relax…this doesn’t have to be for hours, though create some time just for you.
If you would like to know more, than either visit us at www.bodymindsoulclinic.com.au.
Or you can call us on 5519 3338 or click here to request an appointment to start addressing your stress today.