Our lives are constantly changing. Because of this, our bodies experience stress in an attempt to adjust. This stress can have positive as well as negative feelings associated with it.
As a positive influence, stress can motivate action; it can result in a greater awareness or an entirely new perspective.
On the flip side, stress can generate feelings of distrust, rejection, anger and depression. These feelings can impair your health by causing headaches, stomach problems, rashes, insomnia, ulcers, high blood pressure, heart disease, or strokes.
Many situations bring on a certain amount of stress; the death of a friend or family member, the arrival of a new baby, change of jobs, or a new relationship. How we react to it will determine if stress will help or hinder us.
If you are feeling the symptoms of stress, you have exceeded your optimal stress level; you need to reduce the amount of stress you are experiencing and improve your ability to handle it. One way to do this is to join our support group to learn and practice better stress management skills. We will plan to get together once each week for six weeks. Let’s talk it out!