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Stress can, on one hand, drive personal growth, propelling us towards our goals. On the other hand, it can have a negative effect on our health, especially when it becomes overwhelming. Understanding this is the first step towards effective stress management. 

In a positive form, stress enhances motivation, aids in skill development, and builds resilience. 

Feeling the drive to achieve a target boosts performance in your professional life or the excitement and achievement before a big event, such as weddings or other gatherings in your personal life. I understand this, and I am sure you can relate to this being in your A-game. 
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However, when stress becomes chronic and unmanageable, it turns into having an adverse effect. 
It can lead to health issues, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, unhealthy eating or substance use and decreased productivity. 
Balancing the scales to manage stress effectively, it is essential to: 
Identify and understand stress triggers. Work on building your coping methods, such as exercise or listening to a playlist. Remember, what works for one person may not work for another. 
Make changes to lifestyle habits if you need to. 
Take time to relax using techniques such as practising mindfulness. Remember, self-care is not selfish. 
Set solid boundaries and prioritise tasks moving forward, one task at a time. Learn to say 'no' when overwhelmed, set limits on your work hours, and make time for activities that bring you joy. 
Talk to family and friends or seek professional support. 
By understanding and balancing stress's positive and negative aspects, we can prioritise our well-being and achieve the life we want. 
If you are feeling the adverse effects of stress, reach out for support; you are not alone. Find the support that is right for you.  
What stress are you dealing with right now that is having an impact on your life? 
You can leave your details on our contact page to book a consultation. 
Remember you are not alone.  
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