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Stress Management – It’s All About The Balance (Part 1)

| Becca Clayton

Is stress perhaps getting the better of you? – it’s all about the balance says Becca, stress management professional and founder of Tonic Health & Wellbeing Experts.

Stress in many ways, is our friend. It’s part of our programming, that fight-or-flight response that helps us dash for cover in danger or knuckle down to get jobs done. It’s all thanks to that surge of hormones when the brain registers it’s time for action. But there are also times when stress is bad. It’s really a problem when it becomes a constant and / or chronic, when those adrenaline and cortisol surges are happening so frequently, and calm is not being adequately restored between ‘triggers’, that you eventually end up being in a constant fight-or-flight state.

Stress – “The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them.” HSE

As a result, it can seem like your stressed out threshold gets lower and lower and little demands become increasingly challenging.

It can manifest physically too, suppressing the immune system and wreaking havoc with your sleep and digestive system. Research suggests it can even affect memory and make us more sensitive to physical pain. This is where stress management comes into play!

Stress affects everyone differently and what’s stressful for one person may not be for another.”

Here are some symptoms to look out for:

  • Mood and chracter changes
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Excessive worrying
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Exhaustion
  • Palpitations
  • Weight loos or gain
  • Muscle tension and Headaches

 

If the above is resonating with you (or your colleagues / friends / family members) look out for our effective stress-busting tips in our next Newsletter to try out . . . . but please remember chronic stress can lead to serious mental and physical health problems if ignored. If you (or you know someone that) needs professional help please come and talk to us. We are stress management experts. We are here to listen, help, support, coach and signpost as you need, in confidence.

Please look out for Part 2 next week with our Top 10 Effective Stress-Busting Tips.

Becca…
Can we assist you or your company with Stress Management?
Call now on 01782 365108 or email info@choosetonic.co.uk to find out more.


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