A lot of people undermine stress; unless it makes a monumental change in your life, a stressful event should not have a major impact on you, right?. That’s a misconception that often ends badly for your health!
Hold an object in your hand and raise your arm above your head. Could you keep it in that position for 2 minutes? If the object is as light as a tennis ball, you won’t feel the ache in your arms for a long time, but even then, you eventually would.
If the object is heavier, like a dumbbell, you’ll feel the ache 30 seconds into the exercise. Regardless of the time or weight, your arm will experience stress, and if you don’t rest or treat the problem, it’ll become a bigger issue.
Forms of Stress
Acknowledge that stress comes in all forms: physical, emotional, and physical. As the example explained above showed, stress can cause physical distress.
Emotional stress comes from events that are unpleasant, disturbing, or abusive. Being with a manipulative partner, working under an exploitative boss, or living with an abusive parent are all sources of emotional stress.
Mental stress originates from doing tasks that are complicated, challenging, difficult, or repetitive. It can happen at a job that constantly makes you feel like a failure or pursuing an academic field that’s not aligned with your interests.
Naturally, all forms of stress are stressful. It erodes your health bit by bit until you’re buried under the burden of your stressors. It doesn’t have to be as severe as PTSD from a traumatic experience; it can accumulate over time and have a debilitating impact on your body.
If you want to improve your condition, identify your stressors. Track your problems and see where they lead back to. As mentioned above, they could stem from work, relationships, medical conditions, or trauma.
Change your Attitude
A lot of people who live in abusive households experience perpetually stressful environments. Even though it’s painful, it desensitizes them from the severity of the situation. They become complacent and don’t see anything wrong with their living condition.
The same happens when you’re working in a toxic work culture because you need the money. You tend to ignore everything that triggers your stress because you tell yourself, ‘I have no choice.’ The fact is, you shouldn’t have to choose between your health and livelihood; the former is above everything.
Even if you can’t change your circumstances, change your attitude. That makes you aware of the things that cause stress so you can avoid them as much as possible. A positive attitude makes you more open to helping when it’s offered.
And that brings us to stress management therapy in Naples.
Advanced Hypnotherapy of Naples offers stress management, anxiety treatment, and drug treatment therapy with hypnotherapy. They use cognitive and sub-cognitive techniques that are tailored for each client to ensure holistic recovery.
Call (239) 692-9988 to book an appointment.