Reducing the level of stress in your everyday life is one of the best ways to maintain good overall health. It can help to improve your mood, boost your immune system, promote a longer life and allow you to be more productive. When you let stress get the better of you, you could be putting yourself at risk of developing a range of illnesses including the common cold and even severe heart disease. In fact, stress has such a high impact on your general well-being and this is largely because of the impact it has on the brain. Thankfully, our GP home doctor service in Marbella can help by recommending a series of stress management techniques to help lower your stress levels and improve your mental and physical well-being.
When you're feeling stressed, your brain experienced physical and chemical changes which have an impact on its ability to function as normal. When you're severely or chronically stressed the levels of certain neurotransmitters in the brain begin to rise which can trigger your flight or flight response. As a result, this puts your brain and body under a lot of pressure over a lengthy period of time. It can also cause your heart rate to increase, your blood pressure to rise and your immune system to become weaker. If left unmanaged stress could lead to a range of serious physical conditions including asthma, heart disease, stomach ulcers and stroke. That's why it's so important to discuss your stress levels with the team who work as part of our GP home doctor service. We'll help you work out which stress management techniques will work best for you and how you can improve your stress levels.
Below is a lost of stress management techniques that our GP home doctor service will discuss with you, to help lower your stress to a healthy and more manageable level.
Although exercise won't cure your stress it will reduce its intensity.
Teach yourself to believe that any problem has a solution. Thinking passively will make your stress worse so take control and believe your problem can be solved by taking action.
Having a good support network of colleagues, friends and family is key to easing your stress and struggles.
Often, we don't spend enough time doing the things we love. Take more time to unwind with activities you enjoy to take your mind off your stress.
Setting yourself goals and challenges can build your confidence and emotional resilience which makes it easier to combat stress.
Using unhealthy habits to tackle stress is known as avoidance behaviour. In the long run, these habits won't solve your problems and could, in fact, make the problem worse.
There's evidence to suggest that helping other people work through their problems builds emotional resilience and helps you to tackle your own stress better. shows that people who help others, through activities such as volunteering or community work, become more resilient.
If you would like to know more about these and other stress management techniques recommended by our GP home doctor service in Marbella, get in touch today.