Stress is exacerbated by the feeling of “having to do all things, all the time.” The first step is seeking help and admitting that things have become unmanageable by yourself. In a therapeutic setting, you would be given the opportunities to share about your stressors, process who or what is contributing to this problem, and learn coping skills to improve your well being.

Some examples of how stress may be affecting you:

Difficulty sleeping

Poor appetite or overeating

Gastrointestinal distress

Weakened immune system

Sexual Dysfunction

Use of drugs or alcohol to numb these feels

Feeling burnout or exhausted by your responsibilities

Helpful tips:

Remember to take care of yourself each day. Even if it is 5 minutes a day, make time in the schedule to do something for you.

Maintain a balanced diet, aim to include fresh fruits or vegetables in at least 2 meals a day.

Journal, draw, or color for some creative and fun relaxation.

Talk to someone you trust