Life stressors

Have you been feeling overwhelmed lately as you try to navigate life?

 

Juggling work, school, and personal life can become stressful, especially when many unexpected tragedies throughout life are added to the plate. Life stressors are challenges faced that negatively alter your mental, physical, and emotional health.  Stressors are inevitable but controlling stressors with coping mechanisms is essential. Becoming overly stressed can be extremely detrimental.

As you transition through life like a new job, loss of employment, becoming a parent, relationship challenges or ending, loss of a loved one, loss of a pet, financial issues, school/work struggles, or being confused as to what your purpose in life is or your desires. 

These common life stressors can cause significant changes to your mood, increased worry, or anxiety.  Although everyone may go through life stressors at some point, it doesn’t have to become mentally debilitating.  Here at Common Ground Psychiatry, we understand life stressors can be challenging to manage, but it doesn’t have to be this way, and we can teach you ways to effectively manage life stressors, so they don’t disturb your life. 

How to Manage Stressors

Managing stressors means being able to highlight your stressors. Understanding your stressors will give you an upper hand as you balance your different responsibilities in life. 

Here are some steps to consider when dealing with life stressors: 

- Counseling – Getting professional help teaches you how to talk about stressful aspects of life and find effective coping mechanisms to improve your quality of life.
- Medication – Life stressors cause anxiety, mood changes, and sleep problems. There are medications that help to ease these symptoms directly brought on by life stressors. 

- Exercise – Being active helps the mind and body to be healthy. When the mind and body are healthy, you are better able to deal with life stressors as they arise. 

- Deep breathing – This activity helps you center your mind and put things into proper perspective, which helps you to deal with life stressors better. 

 

Final Thoughts 

Life stressors don’t have to mean doom; getting professional help from us here at Common Ground Psychiatry will teach you how to confront and effectively deal with them in a healthy manner.