Stress often occurs after a situation or event in which we feel overwhelmed. Stress is a normal part of life. Stress is important and a little bit of stress can help to motivate us to complete a task or achieve a goal. However, stress can also be a negative experience if we are faced with a situation or series of events that we perceive as overwhelming or that we do not have the resources to cope with it.
Learning how to manage stress is important. Stress management will often involve identifying warning signs and situations that trigger stress. You may notice physical or emotional changes within yourself when you are feeling stressed. Situations that may trigger stress include financial stressors, workplace issues, relationship concerns, or health issues. Once these have been identified, treatment also includes learning specific stress management technique, such as relaxation, that can help to reduce stress levels.
If you think that stress is impacting on your life, relationships, work or health, seeking treatment can be helpful.