Coping with the Stress in Your Life

Most people are used to dealing with a certain amount of stress each day and they find that they can handle this well. But when the stress level rises and becomes too much to handle then you are putting your health at risk.
Too much stress is not good for you either mentally or physically. Signs of stress include loss of appetite, sleepless nights, weight loss and loss of energy. In turn this makes you feel more irritable and unhappy causing outbursts at work and home. If the cause of the stress is not dealt with then the situation steadily becomes worse.
If stress at work is making you feel sick or unable to do your job properly then it is time to take some type of action. If the problem is too much of a work load then talk to your supervisor or manager about it. They just may not realize that they have put too much on your plate. DonÕt worry about feeling incapable of doing your job. Explain to them that you just cannot get through everything each day. Once they are made aware of the situation they can have another worker help you out or re-assign job duties. Sometimes all it takes is to speak up and make the problem known.
Whatever the cause of your stress is it must be dealt with. If it is a relationship issue then face it, otherwise your health will just deteriorate and possibly turn into major health issues.
You may be finding that juggling a job, a house and your children is becoming difficult. Then ask for help or see what things can be left until the weekend. If you are feeling overwhelmed by everything that you have to do each night let something slide. Will it matter if you donÕt clean up for one night? You might be better off taking the time to talk to your spouse or take a nice warm bath.
Delegating tasks both at home and work is vital to save your sanity. Stress is one of the main causes of heart attacks and you donÕt want to become a statistic. Instead get your kids to help out more at home and make a to-do list for each family member. Assign a young child to help clean their bedroom and put their clothes into the laundry basket.
Once you have announced that you need help you may be surprised who comes to your rescue. If you donÕt say anything no-one will know and your life will continue to be stressful.

Glen Murdoch

Glen Murdoch is the founder and CEO of The Life Coaching College. He has a long history of working with Athletes and Teams as a Performance Coach and Analyst and has developed Australia's number 1 Life Coaching College.