Stress is part of life. But often, in our fast paced lives, you can find that chronic stress is wreaking havoc with your health. Symptoms include frequent headaches, high blood pressure (hypertension), trouble sleeping, always feeling on edge, and overall feeling overwhelmed and fatigued. You might be eating too much and/or eating the wrong things-which only makes you feel worse.
Excessive, chronic stress can have long term effects on your health and well being. You may find you are impatient, short with your partner, yelling more at your kids, and generally feeling burnt out.
Working with a psychotherapist on stress management and learning how to control your stress levels can have positive effects on your health. Even in situations that you cannot change, you can change your stress response to them. You can learn to manage your emotions more effectively.