What Studies Say About the Effects of Stress
Stress is not good for you when it gets to the point of being overwhelming. You should have a balance of good stress (eustress) and bad stress, but more often than not, we all struggle with too much of the bad. There has been extensive research about the effects of stress to the body. It can cause harm over the short-term, as well as over the long-term. By reducing stress, you can improve the way you feel as well as how your body functions.
Far More People Struggle with the Effects of Stress and Anxiety Than You May Realize
Research has shown that nearly one in five people struggles with the effects of stress and anxiety. It can cause a wide array of problems, including:
- Tension in your muscles
- Random problems with irritability
- Panic attacks that come on erratically
- Thoughts or actions that control your day
- And more!
If you struggle with anxiety or too much stress, there are things you can do to prevent them from taking over your life. By getting help for too much stress, you can alleviate body aches and pain. You can get rid of irritability when it stems from stress. Panic attacks are often eliminated, or at the very least, easier to control. Plus, you regain control over your thoughts and actions. You can turn to a life coach, an emotional coach, a spiritual coach, or even a therapist. What matters most is that you have help through the process.
Work Stress is On the Rise
According to a study released in April of 2017, stress that stems from the workplace is on the rise each year. There are varying types of stress that can come from a working environment. Some of them include:
- Stress from one employee to another
- Disorganization stress from within the environment itself
- Stress between employees and management
- Problematic workplace culture that does not mesh with the actual employees of the company
- Problems within the company that are not being addressed
- Confusing roles for employees
- Mergers with other companies
- And more!
Workplace stress is difficult to deal with. 40% of people who were questioned during this study admitted that their vacations were planned around whether or not they would have Wi-Fi. An astounding 83% even checked their email on a daily basis while on their vacation. The inability to unplug is disrupting people’s ability to destress, which can lead to health issues if not corrected.
The Effects of Stress to the Body Are Mounting
Nearly everyone is aware that the effects of stress, especially when there is no relief from those stressors, gain momentum over time. The longer those effects last, and the older and more health problems the person under stress has, the worse the effects of stress become. They affect not only the overall health of the individual, but they also affect how a person behaves, thinks, and interacts. The only way to alleviate those issues is to take steps to reduce stress. For many, this means turning to professional help.
If you want to take steps to reduce the stress in your life, I can help. I am an emotional life coach who can help you understand what is stressing you out and help you make a plan to reduce the stress in your life. There is no reason to remain stressed out. You do have the ability to make positive changes in your life. Sometimes, all you need is an outsider’s perspective to see what options you truly have. Reach out and book an appointment with me today, and start taking back control over your stress.