Medical research shows that unaddressed stress can cause or contribute to physical illnesses. Learning ways to cope with stress can be an investment in not only your emotional health, but your physical health as well.
If you find yourself experiencing signs and symptoms of stress, whether they are physical (difficulty eating or sleeping, trouble with blood pressure or digestion) or emotional (anger, frustration, sadness, anxiety), it may be useful to see a counselor to help you explore how to decrease the stress in your life. Now is the time to invest in you.
Stress is simply a part of life. While there are “positive” forms of stress, such as planning an upcoming wedding or purchasing your first home, there are also “negative” stressors like unemployment, under employment, and even death of a loved one. Whether you are facing “positive” stress or “negative” stress, that stress can still impact your mental and physical health. Not addressing these issues and concerns will cause your to have a physical manifestation of your focus.