Managing Stress

Everyone experiences stress from time to time in their life. People often experience stress in various aspects of their life, such as work, relationships, and finances. While these stressors are common, they can also have adverse effects on your well-being when they become overwhelming and chronic.

Stress can be seen as a double-edged sword. We need a little bit of stress because the urgency motivates us to take some action such as meeting a deadline. This “good” stress, often referred to as eustress, keeps us alert and engaged. But, when stress becomes excessive or unmanaged, it can turn into the “bad” stress, known as distress. It’s this bad side of stress that is unhelpful if not addressed.

Symptoms Of Anxiety

Some of the feelings experienced by people with anxiety are:


  • Excessive worried thoughts: constant worries about various aspects of your life, often related to anticipated future threats
  • Feeling restless: a sense of restlessness, an inability to relax, and feeling like you have a lot of energy to release
  • Feeling keyed up or on edge: feeling as if you are constantly on high alert, even in non-threatening situations
  • Easily fatigued: a sense of tiredness all the time due to ongoing state of anxiety
  • Difficulty with concentration: racing thoughts and worry interfere with your ability to focus
  • Muscle tension: physical tension such as muscle tightness or pain
  • Sleep problems: disruption in sleep patterns that make it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep, or have uninterrupted sleep
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Counselling And Therapeutic Approach

You can learn strategies to manage and overcome stress with treatment methods like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based approaches. CBT can help you recognise and change negative thoughts patterns and behaviours. By doing so, you can have a more balanced mindset about stress. Mindfulness-based approaches often include techniques such as mindfulness meditation and increase awareness in the present moment. Mindfulness can be a helpful tool to reduce stress and promote an awareness of stress-related emotions.

At Mind Lift Psychology, your psychologist will help you find the best treatment and management plan for your stress. They will also help you build resilience and achieve a healthier balance in your life.

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