While some workplace stress is normal, excessive stress can interfere with your productivity and impact your physical and emotional health. Psylegal Melbourne psychologists are offering help for workplace stress management.
Some stressors are good for you because they motivate you to take action. However when stress undermines both your mental and physical health, it can cause significant distress and interfere with you living your everyday life.
Signs that your stress may be unhealthy include:
- Feelings of anxiety
- Physical reactions such as chest pains or an upset stomach
- Difficulty concentrating and sleeping
- Your blood pressure has increased or you experience other major health problems
- An increase or decrease in your appetite
- Finding yourself frequently irritable or quick to anger
Everybody has a different ability for stress management. Factors that influence your ability to cope with stress include how you view a situation (as a challenge or a threat), your resilience and capacity to implement coping mechanisms, the frequency and severity of current and past stressors and the level of support you have around you.
People choose to deal with their stress in a variety of different ways. Some block it out, some find an outlet in physical exercise and others by talking it through with a trusted friend.
When your stress causes you to feel anxious and incapable of dealing with a situation, counselling can help you develop extensive strategies for coping with stress in your life. Psychologists at Psylegal offer a variety of cognitive and mindfulness based techniques to reduce the risk of psychological injury and maintain emotional wellbeing.