Do you feel stressed?
Do you feel like your life has become an unending series of tasks and obligations?
Do you feel pressured by the increasing demands of your job? Do you have stress at work?
Do you sometimes feel overworked, overscheduled and overstretched?
You think that better time management skills might offer a solution, yet you feel physically exhausted, and you seem not to find enough time to pick up the pieces.
We’re stressed out and it’s killing us. We’re running on empty …
Stress is a word that makes most people cringe. However, stress isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, stress can help motivate you, keep life interesting and allow you to meet deadlines and personal responsibilities. It’s when stress gets out of control that is the real problem.
Stress is a complex thing. Once, when we were being hunted by wild animals, stress allowed us to fight or flee. Now, we don’t necessarily have to worry about a hungry bear making us their next meal, but stress can still help us overcome obstacles. When we’re put under stress, our body releases stress hormones that do a number of things that affect our bodies, and allow us to overcome problems.
So what exactly do stress hormones do to your body?
- Speed up your heart rate
- Increase blood flow to your brain and muscles by up to 400%
- Stop your food digestion, in order to conserve energy
- Make your muscles tense up
- Speed up your breathing to provide your muscles with more oxygen
We’re flooding our body with stress hormones – such as cortisol and adrenaline - that trigger a cascade of chemical reactions in the brain and body that assault us from within. Over time they prompt symptoms such as impatience, fatigue, sadness, anger, obesity, frustration, defensiveness depression, high blood pressure, fear, irritability, low self esteem, anxiety, hyperactivity, headaches, memory loss, back pain, gastrointestinal disorders, divorce, heart attacks and even death!
As you can see by the list above, stress isn’t something that should be allowed to take over your life. It can cause health problems that can be debilitating, to say the least. At most, it can put your life in jeopardy.
With this in mind, it’s important to learn what causes you stress, and to either eliminate the problem or learn to cope with stress in a calm, more productive manner.
Unless the root problem (whatever is causing you the stress) is dealt with, the symptoms of stress will remain and worsen over time.
Besides the physical and emotional consequences due to stress, stress has a negative impact on your relationships, your productivity at work and your personal life.
Stress affects all of us on some level. It’s impossible to avoid stressful situations for your entire life. Learning to cope and managing stress is a very important part of leading a healthy, well balanced life.
Life coaching will provide you the tools and perspectives to manage negative stress and develop healthy behaviors and routines to manage stress.
A personal life coach will help you to ...
identify the sources of your stress or stressors in your life
gain a better understanding of how you experience stress
make the necessary changes to relief stress
You will learn ...
- effective coping strategies to reduce and manage stress in your life
- how to prioritize your time and establish personal boundaries
- better and more effective ways to manage stress
Benefits of Stress Coaching
- Heightened awareness
- Clarity of thought
- Increased energy
- Reduce anxiety
- Restore focus
- Increased self-Esteem
- More control
- More motivation
- Better life balance
- More peace of mind
- Greater sense of emotional satisfaction and well being
- Feeling less pressure
Discover the power of coaching to reduce and manage stress in your life. Schedule your stress free coaching consultation today and start enjoying your life.