When you hear the word “stress”, what comes to mind – pounding heart, rapid breathing, sweaty palms, poor concentration, difficulty controlling your emotions: all signs of a typical stress response.
But did you know that the way you view stress has a significant impact on the way it affects you. If you see stress as all bad, you are far more likely to experience it as such. However, those who view it as a manageable challenge tend to experience far fewer stress related ailments.
Additionally, those who reach out and connect with others during stressful times become much more resilient to stress over time while those who try to cope with stress in isolation often feel worse.
So remember that when life’s challenges become too great and the stress starts to overwhelm you, Preferred EAP is there to help.
Research has shown that simply talking about your concerns with a counselor can help you feel less burdened and more able to cope with future challenges.
Our counselors are ready to assist you with identifying better ways to handle stress and developing a more positive outlook about future challenges that come your way.