We all experience some level of stress at different times in our lives in response to challenging and stressful situations and events that are encountered. In small doses stress can help keep us energized, motivated and equipped to deal with what confronts us. Once the stressful situation passes, the stress gradually subsides. However, if stress is prolonged it may impact on your daily function and/or your relationships with others. Learning to manage stress and early signs of anxiety will assist you to manage challenges without feeling overloaded and overwhelmed
Anxiety is one of the most common forms of mental illness. Anxiety can affect your health. If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, research suggests that you may run a higher risk of experiencing physical health problems, too. So, when you manage your anxiety, you’re also taking care of your physical health.
Having an anxiety disorder can make a major impact in the workplace. People with anxiety disorders commonly cited these as difficult situations: dealing with problems; setting and meeting deadlines; maintaining personal relationships; managing staff; participating in meetings and making presentations.
Most people who seek treatment experience significant improvement and enjoy an improved quality of life.
Whether you have everyday stress, everyday anxiety or an anxiety disorder you can learn important strategies to help you manage and move forward.