We all have stress in our lives, but sometimes it gets to the point where it's no longer manageable. You've tried it all—ignoring it didn't help, talking it out with loved ones only made you feel better for a bit, exercising is great, but not enough for this level of stress—somethings got to give! All of the stress is starting to seriously impact you:
— it's been ages since you've had a restful night a sleep
— you find yourself snapping at the people you care about the most
— when you come home, you go straight to the couch and watch some mindless television
— you're eating more or less than you usually do
In therapy with me, we look at the current situation and identify some steps you can take immediately. From there, we explore how you've managed stress in the past, what experiences in your life may be impacting you now, and what you would like your life to look like moving forward.
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It’s January, and you know what that means—it’s time for about 40% of Americans to make a New Year’s Resolution. I get why it’s so appealing: there’s something nice about having a reset button. When that clock hits midnight (or perhaps once your hangover has subsided the evening of January 1st), it suddenly feels as though you’re no longer burned out, and you are ready to take on the world.
For many of us, there’s nothing magical about the added stress and unmanageable levels of anxiety. From overextending yourself and saying “yes” to every social engagement, to being trapped in a room with your overbearing relatives who want to know when you’re going to finally settle down with someone or start having children, to missing a loved one who you can’t be with, to finding time to shop for gifts, to realizing how much all of those gifts are going to hurt your bank account—it can be overwhelming, to say the least.
Do you remember the days before cell phones? Growing up, my parents had guidelines: when I would go to a friend’s house or stay after school for sports or clubs, I had to check-in at certain times or call if I was changing locations by using a pay phone or landline. Using the internet was completely different too—using the internet tied up the phone line, and only one person could use it at a time.
For a while now, you haven’t felt quite like yourself. You’re eating more than usual, you can’t sleep, and there seems to be a permanent edge to the tone of your voice, even when talking to your loved ones. You’ve searched different ways to reduce stress, but article after article suggest the same things: eating well and exercising. Your schedule is already insane—how the heck are you supposed to fit that in? There simply are not enough hours in the day!
There are countless ways to relieve stress. We’re told again and again to eat well, sleep, exercise, and live a balanced life. While all of those things definitely help, there are lots of other ways to reduce stress. Here are 25 different ones that you can try right now:
You’re laying in bed, eyes wide open staring at the ceiling. You glance at the clock on your nightstand—3:04am. A surge of energy rages through your body as you make a quick calculation—if you fell asleep right now, you could still manage four hours.
We’ve all been there—you made plans with a friend to go to the movies, only to receive another offer last minute from the Tinder guy you really hit it off with last week. He just found a pop-up Speakeasy that’s only open this evening. Of all the nights!
Time and time again, Millennial women are told not only can they “have it all,” but that they should “have it all.” The media paints a picture of what we should look like: perfectly curled hair, a fabulous career, a yoga body, an immaculate house, and time to make a nutritious dinner for the kids and partner every night.
Welcome to the Changing Course Therapy (CCT) blog where we’ll explore various topics that concern Millennial women and their health. To start things off, this week I’m going to share why I decided to dedicate my services specifically to Millennial women.