Stress is so common in today’s society, it’s almost expected that we are stressed out. Stress can come from many areas of life such as:
- pressures at work and school
- family responsibilities
- death of a loved one
- and many more…
If you feel that you are constantly living in “emergency mode” or are unable to find peace in your life, you may have a problem dealing with the stress in your life.
As with all emotions, stress is a natural emotion that serves a very specific purpose. It’s meant to alert us when something is wrong in our lives. Once the stressor has been dealt with, we are meant to go back to a normal relaxed state.
The problem with modern life is that the stressors don’t go away. If it’s not an upcoming deadline at work or school, it’s being stuck in traffic and missing an appointment. In short, there are so many stressors in our lives these days that we rarely have a chance to go back to our normal, relaxed state. We never have peace.
Effects of Stress
Constantly being stressed can have many consequences in your life. Some common symptoms include:
- Memory & concentration problems
- Poor judgment
- Aches & pains
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Short temper & irritability
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Feeling lonely or isolated
- Change in eating or sleeping patterns
- Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax
- Nervous habits – such as biting your nails
If you feel that stress has become a problem in your life and would like to find peace, I am here to help. When you work with me, we will determine the underlying causes of your stress and find new ways to cope with those stressors.
To schedule your free consultation simply fill out the form to the right or call me directly at 1-425-488-5496.
I look forward to working with you.
All the Best,
Dr. Wayne Carr