Stress in moderation can help you perform under pressure and motivate you to do your best. However, if you’re stuck in emergency mode, your mind and body pay the price. If you frequently find yourself feeling frazzled and overwhelmed, it’s time to take action to bring your nervous system back into balance.
Stress causes the body to think it is under attack and switches to ‘fight or flight’ mode, releasing a complex mix of hormones and chemicals such as adrenaline, cortisol and norepinephrine to prepare the body for physical action.
Stress can cost you your job, relationship, marriage, sanity and wellbeing. People typically look at the cost of stress from a business perspective, whereby it is estimated to cost US business over 300 billion a year in absenteeism and lost productivity.
- Memory problems
- Inability to concentrate
- Poor judgment
- Seeing only the negative
- Anxious or racing thoughts
- Constant worrying
- Depression or general unhappiness
- Anxiety and agitation
- Moodiness, irritability, or anger
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Loneliness and isolation
- Other mental or emotional health problems
- Aches and pains
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Nausea, dizziness
- Chest pain, rapid heart rate
- Loss of sex drive
- Frequent colds or flu
- Eating more or less
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Withdrawing from others
- Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities
- Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
- Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting, pacing)
If you’re tired of feeling over-whelmed I can provide you with support, so you can take back control. I’ll teach you strategies to build emotional and physical resilience. You’ll learn how to calm yourself down and apply resourceful coping methods. Stress-resilient people tend to embrace challenges, have a stronger sense of humor, believe in a higher purpose, and accept change as an inevitable part of life.