Research shows that chronic stress is a national epidemic for all ages and genders, particularly those who are 25 to 35 years old. This is the stress that makes it hard to sleep well, makes it nearly impossible to lose weight, and finds us fighting one cold after another. With someone to guide you through the process of identifying your stressors and learning proven skills to manage your responses, you will soon be on your way to emotional peace.
Chronic stress can both cause medical conditions and trigger and increase flare-ups from existing conditions. This kind of stress depresses the immune system, alters our moods, and damages our professional and personal relationships.
That's okay. I get it. You may be thinking, "I'm doing okay on my own". That may be true. But we could all use a little help now and then. I have other clients who used to think the same way. After we began working together they said things just began to fall into place. They were amazed at the progress we were able to make together. (Ecclesiastes 4:12)
You may be thinking, "This is going to be way too expensive and I can't justify the expense". I understand. Like you, I have to be careful about how I spend my money as well. I typically use a little exercise to figure out if something is important enough for me to invest time and money in. I try to see the amount of return it will provide. If I need to spend $1,000 to save or make $2,000, that's a pretty good return. If I invest $2,000 and I will feel better and enjoy better health, I believe it's worth it.
Or, "I don't think this will make a difference". Often, when we get a little too far along on an unfamiliar path, we may feel like no matter what we do, we won't be able to find our way out the woods. Been there. Done that. I mean, in the actual woods. Years ago I was trying to find my way out of the woods and got lost. The path wasn't very well marked and wasn't a great path to begin with. I walked around for what seemed like hours until I heard someone walking about twenty yards to my right. I called out to him and he waited for me to get over to him. I told him about my situation. He asked where I was trying to go and would do his best to get me where I needed to go. It turns out he knew the woods well and offered to lead me back to the road where my truck was parked. I had almost given up. But, boy did he make a difference. Finding the right coach is a lot like that.
What about talking to your doctor first? Absolutely! As a matter of fact, one of the first I do is recommend my clients to see their physician and have a complete physical exam with blood work at the beginning of our process. This way we're not fighting something physiological. We also want to make sure it's acceptable to your mental health clinician if you're seeing someone.
You may feel you're not ready right now. I know. Committing to coaching is a commitment! People often feel like they have to "get their ducks in a row" before they can tackle what's really important. In its purest form, this is fear. But we all deal with fear at times. I guess the question really is how important feeling better and gaining emotional peace is to you? The first step is the hardest in every journey.
Many people lie awake at night wishing they could geta handle on their stress. TheStress Care Doc canprovide training, coaching,and accountability to helpyou regain control andexperience emotional peaceno matter what life throws at you.