Juggling and staying balanced
Finding and keeping your life in balance can be challenging.
Every day many of us are juggling commitments at home, at work, in our social lives as well as trying to stay fit and healthy. Very often little aches and pains get ignored or we tell ourselves we will deal with them next week. But, more often than not that does not happen.
In addition, for so many of us, we wait until the problem gets far worse, acute even, before we finally make the time and space in our schedule to sort the issue out. This could be anything from a tooth that gets worse and worse to an appointment asking about tubal ligation, but what if the symptoms you are experiencing are concerned with your mental, rather than your physical health.
How long can you realistically put off a visit to the doctor when you are feeling the effects of stress and anxiety? In this blog, we take a look at what to look out for and how you can begin to feel better.
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This can range quite mild to fairly acute, from feelings of panic and worry to full blown panic attacks and psychosis. The important thing is to recognize the symptoms as soon as possible and start the process of addressing the issues.
If you have a constant feeling of dread in the pit of your stomach, you may be suffering from anxiety. You may also find your thoughts racing, often thinking about worst-case scenarios and unable to form clear trains of thought. You might look to others more and more for reassurance. As well, find yourself tearful and emotional in situations that normally would not warrant such a reaction.
If that sounds like you, then the very first thing you should do is make an appointment with your doctor before the symptoms get worse. They may prescribe you some medication or make you an appointment to see a therapist or counselor.
When it comes to stress the causes are usually simpler to pinpoint. Concerns about money, health and the pressure of a hard job can all take their toll. Stress can cause you to want to shut yourself away or deal with the problem through excessive use of alcohol and so on.
At times, you may feel very real physical symptoms such as a shortness of breath and so on.
If there are ways, you can help to alleviate the pressure points, Like talking to a boss for example. Then try and make that happen sooner rather than late but certainly talk to a loved one and a doctor as soon as you can.
Your mental health is every bit as important as your physical well being. So make sure to pay careful attention and give yourself the support that you deserve. Talk to a trusted friend or family member as soon as you can and be sure to prioritize your needs. You may lead a busy life but that tricky balancing act will not happen unless you are in great shape, physically and mentally.
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