Some people find hot tubs relaxing, but germaphobes find sitting in a tub of hot water filled with other people’s bacteria extremely unpleasant. Some people hate doing housework, and some find it calming, other people hate sports, while some run to the batting cages after a stressful week. All this is to say that stress is everywhere and each person has to identify the stressors in their lives along with the activities that relieve them. If you are under a lot of stress and unsure of what stress management techniques to try or how they can help, schedule a consultation with Total Wellness Solutions and let us help you take the first step to live a lifestyle free from chronically debilitating stress.
What Is Stress
Stress is the way your body reacts to pressure and is typically triggered by new events or situations that feel overwhelming or uncontrollable. Everyone is triggered by different conditions, and stress looks different for every person. For example, someone with social anxiety might get stressed at the thought of having to speak to a large crowd, while someone else might find the same task exhilarating. Stress can be triggered by your job, your bills, your kids, and just about anything that takes up space in your head and interferes with concentration. A little bit of stress can be useful and motivating, but too much stress can be draining and soul-crushing.
Mental Consequences of Stress
No one’s life is completely stress-free, and having a little bit of stress can be very productive, motivational, and an incentive to excel in various areas of life. A little bit of stress pushes us to be prepared, to complete tasks on time, and to outperform our peers. Too much stress, however, can drain us, overwhelm us, and crush our will to go on. An easy way to spot when stress crosses the line from useful to damaging is by noticing how it affects our sleep. When your sleep pattern changes, and you find yourself constantly thinking about the stressors in your life, you know it’s time to learn some better stress management techniques. Prolonged stress can increase your risk of mental health problems like anxiety and depression, and may even cause you to abuse drugs or alcohol in an attempt to cope. Some mental responses to stress can also include difficulty concentrating, constant worrying, difficulty with memory recall, or even feelings of unhappiness and guilt. If you are under a lot of stress and are experiencing any of the previously mentioned symptoms, it is important to find ways to balance symptoms immediately, and scheduling a consultation with Total Wellness Solutions is a great first step.
Physical Consequences of Stress
There was a point in time when some of the best experts in the world didn’t know that chronic stress could cause physical consequences. Nowadays, however, most people are aware of the physical complications that can result from being under too much stress for too long. For example, prolonged stress can cause high blood pressure, headaches, fatigue, rapid heartbeat, and a list of other dangerous physical conditions. If you are under stress from your job, your kids, or your daily obligations that are not possible to walk away from, it is even more important that you dedicate time or techniques to effectively manage the stressors in your life. If work is stressful, then perhaps you can create strict boundaries on how to maintain an effective work/life balance. Or you could engage in an activity that calms you like, yoga, meditation, knitting, or kickboxing. Everyone is calmed by different things, so it can be extremely beneficial to find a healthy outlet. Drugs and alcohol can be tempting, but they often have disastrous consequences, so when you find an activity that reduces your stress levels you can add it to your weekly schedule and give yourself something to look forward to.
Stress Management Techniques with Total Wellness Solutions
When you work with the Total Wellness Solutions team, we will do everything to help you alleviate stress. Chiropractic adjustments can help relieve stress by adjusting the spine, which can also help release some of the tension being held by the muscles. The adjustments can also increase circulation and help the body better respond to stress. At Total Wellness Solutions, we have various techniques like spinal adjustments, massage therapy, BioMat, and laser therapy that are all designed to help the body function better and relieve stress in the process. For a complete breakdown of how we can help you better manage stress, give us a call and schedule your initial consultation.
The best way to promote a healthy lifestyle is by familiarizing yourself with stress management techniques and utilizing them to offset the triggers in your life. If you are unable to properly manage excessive amounts of stress it can create a dangerous environment for your health. Every person is relaxed by different activities, so the best thing to do is find a relaxing stress management technique and include it in your weekly schedule. You can also schedule your appointments with Total Wellness Solutions and incorporate regular spinal adjustments into your health care routine. If you have any questions please give us a call at (770) 936-9707 or make an appointment online. We are located at 5252 Roswell Rd NE Suite 103, Atlanta, GA 30342.