Stress & Anxiety
Learn how to better manage stress and anxiety
“You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.”
- Dan Millman
| a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.
HOw would you describe Stress?
Stress is normal… there is no getting around it.
Stress is what happens when I’m under a great deal of pressure?
Stress is something that I cannot avoid.
Stress is something that I can learn how to manage.
Stress is treatable with medication.
Stress is preventable with the right mindset.
Stress is unbearable, overwhelming and too much to handle.
Stress is manageable and I’m going to learn how to do it.
HOW DOES STRESS AFFECT YOU?
I experience physical pain while dealing with stress. I get headaches, migraines, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, etc…
I experience emotional pain. I may withdraw, become depressed, worry, become angry or even have panic attacks.
I struggle with compulsive behaviors while dealing with stress. I tend to go toward drinking, sex, eating or substance abuse help me cope.
I have trouble sleeping or I find myself sleeping too much while dealing with stress. Either way, I find it difficult to keep up with my responsibilities during stressful times.
HOW DO YOU MANAGE STRESS?
I tend to take the negative route, for example:
I tend to take the positive route, for example:
| a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
how would you describe anxiety?
Anxiety is what I experience when I’m under a lot of stress.
Anxiety is extreme… sometimes I even avoid doing things when I’m feeling anxious.
Anxiety stops me from speaking up when I get around certain people.
Anxiety causes me to worry a lot about loosing things.
Anxiety is uncontrollable… and I can’t stop the urges I get when I’m anxious.
Anxiety takes over my life.
Anxiety makes me nervous about going to work, school or other places.
Anxiety is treatable with the right medications.
Anxiety is manageable and I’m going to learn how to do it.