The world stress is used frequently today, and perhaps even too frequently and whenever we experience a very busy period in our life. But being very busy and being stressed is not the same thing!
When we are busy, for example before an important and urgent deadline, we may experience some stress symptoms such as many thoughts, problems with sleep, headaches or perhaps an upset stomach. Those are normal reactions for many people, whenever we are busier than normal and perhaps feeling pressured.
And when the deadline is over and the project is handed in, most of us return to normal and we feel like ourselves again. This is being busy.
Having stress is pretty much the same scenario, however after the deadline is over and the work situation is back to normal, we still experience stress symptoms. They didn’t disappear with the urgent work assignment and perhaps now they are even becoming worse. This is stress, and this is when we need to stop and change things!
So, if you still feel poorly after a hectic period in your life, if your head is still spinning with thoughts about work, deadlines or other stuff – and you can’t seem to stop those thoughts – even at times when you should be most relaxed – this is when it’s time to reach out and talk with a professional stress coach.
And please keep in mind that untreated stress can lead to both depression, anxiety and other issues, so please do not take it lightly if your stress symptoms do not disappear after a very busy time in your life.