Too often women feel like they have to be everything to everyone and constantly feel tired, drained, flat or overwhelmed.
At one point in my life, I found myself living in a constant state of stress, a busy working mother, trying to do the job of 3 people, manage my families needs, budget the family income, provide quality time for my kids and create a business on the side. I was a heart attack waiting to happen! Fortunately, I discovered some secrets to escape the continual pressure, day in day out to maintain my sanity……and my health.
I learnt about the different types of stress, what causes stress, what are signs and symptoms of stress and what we can do to manage it. As a stress management coach, I have been given a window into the stressed lives of many people. Having lived and worked in remote communities, I am acutely aware of the vicarious trauma and the stress of living in the place you work. It is difficult to find sanctuary or an OFF button for the world of stress you may be surrounded by.
90% of adult Australians feel stress in at least one important area of their lives.40% feel very stressed about 1 part of their life.
Stress can have a serious impact on the world around us. Stress can lead to fatigue, illness, and burnout.
But constant stress can cause little things to spiral into dangerous habits like:
- Lack of sleep
- Anxiety depression
- Angry outbursts, stress storms and mood swings
- Overeating or undereating
- Excess alcohol or tobacco use