Kim Castro
October 5, 2022

Dealing with Stress and Anxiety by Seeking Support

Stress is a Natural Part of Life  

Life is truly a rollercoaster and there will be thousands of ups and downs and changes throughout it.    

Stress is part of being human, and it can help motivate you to get things done. Even high stress from serious illness, job loss, a death in the family, or a painful life event can be a natural part of life.  

One of the most powerful ways that can get you through change-related stress and anxiety is by seeking support.  

Remember, in times of change and uncertainty, you may feel a bit out of control. You may also feel like you are not as productive as you should be or not living up to your expectations for yourself.

But remember that you are allowed to do less than what is humanly possible, especially when you are going through changes.

Symptoms of Stress:

  • Dizziness
  • Muscle tension
  • Digestive issues
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Anger or irritability
  • Headaches

Taking a step back and giving yourself space is healthy, productive, and essential.    

Here are a Few Ways to deal with stress and anxiety:

1. Take a Break  

If you're feeling drained, don’t reach for a cup of coffee or soda for energy. Take a walk, go outside, and get some fresh air. While you are there, clear your mind and breathe deeply.  

2. Get Regular Exercise

An integral part of nurturing your health, physical activity can boost your feel-good endorphins, counteract the damage stress is doing to your body, and get your mind off what stresses you.  

3. Get Support Your Support System

Friends, family, and coworkers may be your best asset in the fight against overwhelming stress. You may also get support by talking to a professional therapist.  

At Wellnite, we offer therapy with access to our licensed therapists and daily access to member support.

How to Strengthen Your Support System

1. Grow Your Support Network

Cast a wide net.  When it comes to your social support, one size doesn't fit all. You may not have someone you can confide in about everything  — and that’s okay.  

2. Be Proactive

To get the most out of your social relationships, you have to make an effort. Make time for friends and family. Reach out to lend a hand or just say hello.  

3. Take Advantage of Technology

It’s nice to sit down with a friend face-to-face, but it isn't always possible. Luckily, technology makes it easier than ever before to stay connected with loved ones far away  

4. Improve Your Social Skills  

If you’re shy, it can be less intimidating to get to know others over shared activities — such as a bike ride or a knitting class — rather than just hanging out and talking.  

We hope this was helpful to you. If you're looking for more resources around mental health and wellness, follow our blog or subscribe to our newsletter.  

If you are struggling with anxiety or your mental health in general, please feel free to reach out to our licensed mental health coaches.

Once you find what treatment works best for you, life should be a lot more enjoyable and a lot less daunting.

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