Anything posing a challenge to our well-being can be called stress. It affects our physical and mental well-being affecting our near and dear ones and productivity at work. Individuals need to understand and figure out their ways of coping to deal with a stress provoking situation.
Ask almost anyone around you today if they are stressed, and they will probably reply, “Yes!” Some are stressed about a deadline at college or work, about their managers and co-workers, about parents, children, spouses or partners; others are confused about their career paths and have financial burdens. Their relationships would be strained, and they are unlikely to be performing at their most resourceful state. All these are some of the factors which cause stress at different points in people’s lives.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has called stress the “health epidemic of the 21st century”. A lot of stress related concerns manifest themselves into major mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
Coping mechanisms for stress vary from person to person and it is very important for one’s general health, that managing stress becomes an important skill that one learns and practices.
Depending on your life situation, stress can harm you in many ways and affect your overall health. But you can learn to manage stress and avoid it from becoming an impediment to your way of life. Like they say, your mind is where most battles are won. Stress management has now become one of the most sought after counselling requirements across the globe.
Every individual is unique. Your care provider will work with you to establish a plan. Many individuals report that their time in these sessions helped them in dealing with life’s challenges in a much better manner.