In this day and age high stress levels are inevitable, in fact some stress can actually be healthy. So how do you know that your stress has gotten the best of you? Are you taking on more than you can handle? It’s important to find out the sources of your stress and how to be the master of your personal wellbeing.
Chronic Stress can lead to Heart Disease, Clinical Depression, Panic Disorder, Hair Loss, Hormonal Imbalances, and Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome amongst other unhealthy physical and mental consequences. Although the effects of stress can be pretty dismal, there is HOPE! By assessing your stress level and starting to make positive steps in the direction of reducing and managing your stress you can begin to improve the quality of your life significantly. You can start by asking yourself if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
If you said yes two or more of these symptoms, stress may be wreaking havoc on your mental and physical health. By taking control of your wellbeing today, you are contributing to a much healthier, happier tomorrow. You can start your journey to wellness by trying some of the following stress reduction techniques.
To learn more about how stress may be effecting you and determine whether or not your stress has evolved into a more serious mental health condition, please take our FREE symptom checker.
Written by Michelle Meyers, MS, NCC.