These days stress seems to be ever-present, but there are ways to combat it. Mentally fit people follow a few habits that help them to stay on top of their stress levels. Focusing on one thing at a time can make big tasks much more manageable and keeps that feeling of overwhelming stress at bay. Exercise is another great way to let off some steam and to keep a clear mind. Mentally fit people also take the time to de-stress with a break and with some “me time.” They also set limits and do not take off more than they can chew. And even they need to know when to ask form help. Sometimes it is just necessary to get some outside help to get through a tough situation.
It’s possible to become addicted to stress. Our bodies are wired to deal with stress and when our bodies are faced with a stressful situation they product what is known as a “stress hormone.” This hormone is a combination of dopamine, adrenaline, and cortisol. Some people get addicted to stress because they like the way that they feel when their bodies combat their stress. A stress addict (yes, there is such a thing) may be an indication of a much deeper issues and seeing a therapist would be ideal to get to the root of the problem.
The problem with seeing a therapist is that it can be hard to fit an appointment into one’s busy schedule and many find it too expansive. Talkspace is the future of therapy and is convenient and affordable. With Talkspace, you can have a therapist at the tips of your fingers on an app on your phone. You can text your therapist and get the therapy you need from a licensed therapist on the go.