You’re on a running streak for bad luck. All week, it’s been one thing after another: this morning, you stepped on a thumbtack as soon as you got out of bed. Then, you burnt your tongue on your coffee, got held up by road work, showed up late to work, and were just told to take over a stressful assignment.
Stressed is an understatement. You can feel yourself losing it mentally, emotionally, even physically. And you don’t know what to do. What are your options? How can you get a handle on the stress that’s stopping you from living a happy life?
If you are in the Milford, CT area, you can learn to better manage and cope with stress by working with a stress therapist at Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven. These therapists are experts on stress. They know how to help you manage the negative side effects that you might be experiencing from current stress and they can equip you with the tools to cope well with future stressors. If this sounds like something you could benefit from, reach out to Thriveworks Milford at (203) 951-3871 to schedule your first stress therapy appointment. We’re here and we can’t wait to help you.
What Is Stress? Why Is It Necessary?
None of us enjoy being stressed, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t necessary. Stress is our response to perceived threats. In this day and age, threats include traffic, arguments with our loved ones, a heavy workload, even busy places. These vary from person to person, but many do experience stress as a result of the above at least once in their lifetime. How we react, though, makes all the difference.
For example, imagine that you are sitting in traffic. Your heart races and your breath quickens as you think about how late you’re going to be for work. You pound your fist down on the steering wheel and scream, “Get down the road, idiots!” Now, let’s rewind to the beginning. Instead of ruminating over how late you’re going to be because of the traffic, you remind yourself that there’s nothing you can do about the traffic. You take a few deep breaths and plan how you will make up the lost time when you get to work.
In the first example, you exhibit poor stress management. Your angry outburst does not help your situation. In the second example, however, you exhibited great stress management skills. You were able to control any upsetting emotions and also spend your time wisely. Your mental, emotional, and physical health will directly benefit.
Do I Need Stress Management?
If you struggle to control yourself in stressful situations, and you are experiencing harmful effects as a result, such as…
- Sleep disturbances
- Physical illness
- Anxiety or depression
…then you can likely benefit from working with a stress therapist to better manage stress. Don’t worry, most people struggle to manage and cope with stress! And we can all benefit from adopting skills that help us improve our ability to do so. So, if you are in Milford, CT or the surrounding area, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling to set up your first stress therapy appointment. We’re ready to help you live better. Are you?
Schedule Stress Therapy at Thriveworks in Milford, CT
Are the normal day to day stresses proving to be too much? Or, have you gone through a particularly stressful life event that you don’t know how to cope with? In either case, you could benefit from working with a professional who has specific skills and expertise in helping people manage stress. And we have those very professionals here at Thriveworks Counseling in Milford.
If you are in Oakland county and you could use some stress management help, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven right now by calling (203) 951-3871. We can get you a next-day appointment. This is part of our mission to best help all of our clients live better right now. We also have sessions in the evenings and the weekends. Additionally, we work with major insurance companies.
If you’re ready to learn stress management techniques and coping mechanisms, set up your first session today. Thriveworks Counseling in New Haven is ready to get to work.