Anxiety may not be deadly but sometimes it sure feels that way. They say that anxiety cannot kill you but if you continually feel anxious and stressed out everyday it can very well lead to stress-related illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure, which can be deadly. However, some jobs require that you deal with stressful situations on a daily basis and if you are in a career that is stressful, it is important to deal with it in a healthy way such as building up a stress tolerance or learning to destress yourself at work.
Building Up Tolerance
Over time, being able to handle stressful situations that you have to deal with every day is essential and learning how to build up a tolerance is vital to your health, both mentally and physically. Handling anxiety and stress at work can be as easy as accepting it and moving on. For example, if you are a doctor at a busy hospital and there is a large trauma with a lot of patients, accepting that you are going to be dealing with a lot of stress is necessary to you and your patients. There is no time to take a break and meditate or do deep breathing exercises when you work in a job like this so learning to roll with it and continue on working is the only way to succeed.
Another example is for those in college situations that are extremely stressful such as those in graduate college like legal or medical school. Having to deal with a heavy class load, many hours of residency or clinicals, studying for tests, lack of sleep, tons of pressure to do well, and trying to deal with the college life in general can weigh you down so you feel like you are drowning. And if you are trying to work and pay for college while doing all this, you can be overdoing it. You may need to see an academic counselor or even a therapist for some advice.
Too Little Time
But who has time to see a therapist or counselor? You barely have enough time to take a shower and get dressed after sleeping for a few hours before you are late for your next class or appointment. Fortunately, you can talk to someone online who can help you when you need them, and you do not even need an appointment. Whether you are in between classes during the day, staying up late to study and need some advice, or if you are trying to get to sleep but having a hard time, you can reach out to one of the many professional mental health experts at betterhelp.com any time of the day or night.
Talk to Someone
With online therapy such as this, you are able to text, email, instant message, call, or use Facetime or Skype to communicate with your counselor 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Even on weekends and holidays, which may be the only days you can find more than five minutes to do anything. Being able to contact your therapist when you need them without waiting several weeks or months for an appointment can give you the peace of mind you need to get on with your life or to fall asleep before the alarm goes off to start your busy day.
Article brought to you by Marie Miguel
Marie has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health- related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target subjects related to anxiety and depression.