Studies are revealing that living with long-term stress leads to heart problems, type-2 diabetes, impaired immunity (more infections, colds, etc), worsening depression, lethargy, and gatrointesinal problems. These people tend to smoke more, exercise less, and eat more poorly. Of course, these habits are also hard on your health, and increase your stress.
Stress comes from internal and external sources. Determining which one is the true source is not as easy as it sounds, as we often respond to external stress by increasing our internal stress!
There are a number of things you can do to reduce your stress. Try several of these options:
We can professionally help you to make the changes needed to greatly reduce your stress and thus live a healthier and more satisfying life utilising a variety of methods including Emotional Freedom Technique ("Tapping") and the Raindrop Technique.
Ian Gartshore is also a Registered Clinical Counsellor with Shore Counselling Services, with over 20 years of clinical, effective and professional service.
Why suffer, injure your health and shorten your life? Now is the time to make the change. Do contact us.
One of the most common, solvable, and most common sources of stress is from our primary relationships -those with our partner/spouse and family.
Trying to "sweep issues under the carpet" is as bad as frequently fighting: they lead to long-term problems. These spill in to many other areas, such as children acting out, health issues (see the section above), sleep problems, irritability, anger, depression, anxiety, difficulty with ability to focus, forgetfulness, dementia and more. Relationships are more important than anything else (apart from food, water, shelter and exercise).
The sooner you get help the better. Avoid damaging the relationship further, and perhaps having to pay significantly as a result of separating or divorcing. Instead, become more productive, a better parent and friend to many, and enjoy a higher quality of life. Then you can enjoy wellness in all of its facets!
Ian Gartshore is a fully trained Marriage and Family Therapist, and a supervisor of new therapists. See more information at Shore Counselling Services.