Are you naturally a high-strung person? Do difficult situations easily enflame your emotions until you physically feel ill? Are you constantly finding yourself losing your cool and burning out? If so, this report is for you.
My name is Dr. Robert Jones and over the next few minutes, I am going to explain to you why stress is dangerous to your health and why you must get it under control NOW.
Everyone deals with stress, but the way that you handle it and the frequency of your encounters with it can make all the difference in the world. You don’t need to end up in a hospital room somewhere fighting for your life when there are practical steps that you can take to keep your stress level under control.
Reactions to Stress
Depending on the situation, people react to stress in a variety of ways. People can become angry; they can be filled with fear; they can burst out in tears; and/or they can feel a great sense of anxiety due to pressure.
At times, one does not get over a stressful matter very easily. They may remain in upheaval throughout the day and may be irritable if anyone comes in contact with them. This can sometimes put strain on relationships as fights are more likely to break out simply because an individual was in a poor mental state due to stress.
Others have different ways to express their anxiety, such as pacing the floor or biting their nails. Many people also frequently turn to food as a coping mechanism, often overeating to the point where they can become obese as a result of their reaction to stress.
What Causes Stress?
The causes of stress are just as diverse as an individual’s reactions to stress. What may upset one person may not cause the least bit of offense to others. For instance, some may love challenges and others may feel intimidated by them. Some know how to calmly deal with others that become nasty and argumentative, and others may be swept away in the person’s anger and become a part of the tirade themselves.
Listed below are a number of common issues and situations that many people react adversely to:
- Traffic: If you often become frustrated and angry while in traffic, then certainly you can relate to why this is one of the most stressful environments on the face of the earth.
- Business deadlines: Rushing at the last minute can always cause one’s stress level to rise. While some like to rise to the challenge, others become quite emotional and full of panic.
- Financial problems: People are often stressed over their bank account, credit card payments and past due bills.
- Spousal arguments: Sadly, many partnerships get into very heated discussion about a variety of domestic issues, which can include the aforementioned financial issues, raising children, etc.
If one already has a negative outlook on life, his/her reactions during life challenges can be even worse. It is important to understand that, while these circumstances can certainly tempt a person to let their emotions go wild, it is the ultimate responsibility of each individual to control their behaviors, feelings, and reactions. If they do not, they may bring serious physical problems upon themselves.
Stress is a Killer
There is a long list of physical ailments that can appear as the result of stress. I believe stress to be the #1 killer of people living in the US.
The following are a number of examples of some of the diseases and afflictions that are often stress related:
- Digestive Issues
- Back pain
- Autoimmune disease
- Frequent colds
- Heart disease
- Accelerated aging
Surely you do not want to find yourself sitting in the emergency room because of one of these ailments. It is time to get help now and stop the destruction of your health before it is too late. Stop burning yourself out and seek help to find a way to properly deal with and manage your stress. While life may not change, our attitude can.
Steps in the Right Direction
As I have stated in this report, it is important for you to understand your feelings & emotions and to become aware of your common reactions to stress.
Finding a place where you can get away to relax, even for just a few minutes each day, can be very helpful in calming your traumatized nerves. Spending time deep breathing, in meditation, or in prayer can help release the worry of any problem or issue that you are experiencing.
Once you feel like yourself again, call, write or visit trusted family members or friends who will kindly lend their ear whenever you need someone to talk.
It is also important to maintain a healthy diet and to exercise regularly to help build up the body’s defenses against the negative effects of stress. Eating junk food regularly will only wear you down and make you feel even worse.
While all of the above tips are helpful, often times they are not enough. It is important to seek medical help in regards to stress if you have any of the medical issues listed above &/or your stress has been long lasting. You do not want the pressures around you to take a toll on your body and mind until you are physically sick. Preventative medicine is the best medicine there is!
You Must Act Now
I would guess that many people in the hospital today that have been admitted due to heart disease, strokes or cancer would tell you that stress was a leading factor in the development of their disease. A lot of sicknesses could be avoided if we would simply stop burning the candle at both ends and burning ourselves out.
The choice is yours…Do you want to be grouchy or graceful? Healthy or hospitalized?
If you have chronic stress &/or have any of the above listed medical issues, I encourage you to schedule an appointment with me. Let’s sit down and talk about your stress level and about the negative mental and physical side effects that you are experiencing because of stress.
In fact, I care so much about your well-being that I would like to offer you a Free Consultation so that we can start addressing your stress and stress management right away!
To take advantage of this Free Consultation, please complete the form below. My office will then be in touch with you promptly to set up an appointment at your convenience.
I look forward to talking with you soon!