Dr. Cali Estes - The Addiction Coach ®

Follow Us :

Stress and Anxiety

There are many factors that can cause stress and anxiety. However, not all stress and anxiety are bad. Feeling minor stress can push you to do some important things, or make changes in your life. This type of stress and anxiety are healthy and necessary. Unfortunately, experiencing too much stress can also be alarming and dangerous.


Stress can come from a lot of factors, such as work, family, and personal problems. At times, you may feel that there is nothing you can do about it. However, you have to realize that you have control over your life, your feelings, and your situation. In fact, realizing that you are in control of your life is the main point of stress management. Stress management is about taking charge of your thoughts, emotions, and the way to deal with your life problems. To start managing your stress, you have to first identify the sources of stress in your life. To identify the stress triggers, you must look into your habits, attitudes, and your excuses. You also have to look into the ways you try to manage your stress. Are they healthy? For instance, you smoke, drink, or use pills in order to deal with your stress and anxiety. These are unhealthy ways to cope with stress, and it can even lead to more problems in the long run.


If you want to successfully manage your stress, you have to let go of the unhealthy ways of coping with it, and focus on the healthy methods of stress management. For one, you have to avoid unnecessary stress. Not all stress can be avoided, unfortunately, but there are certain stress factors that are unnecessary. For instance, when it comes to work responsibilities, you have to know your limits and stick to it. Taking on more than you can handle will only lead to unnecessary anxiety and stress. You can also avoid people who stress you out, and take control of your environment.


If the news makes you anxious, then turn the TV off. If you find going to the market unpleasant, then do the shopping online. You can also create a to-do list in order to list down your schedules and tasks, and prioritize them according to their importance. You can also look for a psychiatric doctor who offers mental health services.


These are just some of the simple tips that can help you manage your stress. Healthy stress management is necessary in order to maintain control in your life. If you are successful in managing your stress, you will definitely live a happier and more peaceful life.


No one likes to deal with anxiety. However, it is never an easy thing to reduce the underlying cause of the stress and anxiety. For example, if you are concerned about a recent job loss it would be difficult to reduce the worry one would face in such a situation. After all, the situation is most definitely a serious one since it affects the ability to support oneself.


But, does worry truly help the situation? No, worrying about the situation is not something that will improve any serious problem. It can drain your energy resources and this is certainly not advisable to engage in. This does raise questions regarding how you can work on decreasing the anxiety you are dealing with.



The way a worry period works involves setting aside a specific amount of time per week solely for the purpose of worrying. This specified time period will be exclusively used for worrying. The rest of the week will be devoid of all worry. When done successfully, this can reduce stress and worry to a significant degree. Excess worry does not come with any helpful benefits. By isolating it into a single portion of the week, you no longer have to deal with such anxiety for the bulk of your time.


However, it is very important to have realistic expectations regarding making a worry period work. Do not assume that the first week you employ a worry period you will see noticeable results. It will take a bit of time for the mind to discipline itself in order for something along the line of a worry period to properly develop. Those looking for immediate results will be sorely disappointed. Things just do not work that way when it comes to disciplining the mind. The psyche will try to resist what you are trying because ingrained stress and anxiety will seem overwhelming at first. Again, it will take time and deliberate patience in order for the worry period to deliver results. Those that try to stick with it will discover the desired results are possible.


While there may be a lot of effort involved with making a worry period work, it will be quite rewarding and it does not come with the risks associated with anti-anxiety medication. That alone makes it worth trying.


Share post: