Stress Management

5 Ways to Manage Your Stress as A Woman

Everyday life is filled with ups and downs, making stress is inevitable. Stress can sometimes be something positive and motivate a new goal. There are times that stress becomes a hindrance to your health.

 

How does stress impact your body?

 

Stress impacts a woman's body increasing hormones such as cortisol. Cortisol increases overeating and body fat storing. If you are trying to conceive, stress can impact your chances of getting pregnant.

 

Major health concerns such as high blood pressure and heart disease can result from untreated stress.

 

Coping with stress is part of daily life, but there are times when it can feel overwhelming. To have effective stress management, having go-to coping methods are crucial.

 

Below are 5 ways to create a stress management plan that works.

 

1. Identify your major stressors.

 

When you know what the real stressors are in your life, you can make possible changes.

 

For example, reworking your schedule to free up personal time is a way to change your routine. This can make a huge impact on stress management.

 

2. Seek Help.

 

Once you have identified common life stressors, seek out help. This may be in the form of help from friends or counselor

 

3. Focus on the present.

 

Becoming mindful can help you deal with future anxiety. As long as you are focusing on positive choices in the present, the future will take care of itself.

 

4. Exercise and eat lots of veggies and fruits.

 

While exercising you will release tension in your body and also feel good hormones. Pairing exercise with water, veggies and fruits help detoxify your body from the effects of stress on your body.

 

5. Schedule and talk with a counselor.

 

If you find that you are struggling with stress, talking with a counselor can be helpful.

 

Schedule your appointment to speak with a certified stress management counselor today. Dana Miller Counseling offers 10 years of counselling for women's experience. Contact to take back your life today.

 

Dana Millar Counselling

1940 Lonsdale Ave, Suite 210