It can feel like admitting we are stressed is as tough as admitting a vulnerability, or an inability to manage our life. But without realisation, acknowledgement and admission, how can we receive help?
Did you know that 72% of Australians feel that stress impacts their physical health, with 64% feeling like stress impacts their mental health? Research conducted through Headspace and the National Union of Students found that around 83.2% of TAFE and University students reported that their health and wellbeing was affected by stress.
In 2015, more than one in 10 Australians reported that keeping up with social media networks contributed to their overall levels of stress (Stress and Wellbeing in Australia Survey conducted by the Australian Psychological Society in 2015). Since then, we’ve only had an increase in social media use due to new apps and especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hitting our nation hard in 2020, COVID-19 restrictions isolated us from our friends and loved ones for more than a year, greatly impacting our ability to work, study and enjoy the usual activities and hobbies which helped us with our mental health and stress management. Unfortunately, this pandemic is still impacting us and the world today.
Burnout is described as the state of being exhausted emotionally, mentally and physically. It doesn’t only happen at work when you work long hours for a prolonged time or when you juggle too many tasks – it can also happen in other areas of your life, such as in parenting or relationships.
Depression, tiredness and having a ‘glass half empty’ mentality are characteristics of burnout, and often will occur when a person isn’t in control of their tasks and responsibilities at work or at home. Oftentimes, you can feel physically and mentally exhausted, experience a sense of dread or emptiness with regards to your responsibilities, and be unable to control your anger and irritability. It is also the cause of sometimes feeling a lack of sympathy and empathy towards others, and increasingly feeling hopeless about your situation. On top of this, burnout can also cause physical health issues, such as headaches and gastrointestinal issues, and can lead to psychosocial issues such as increased alcohol, drug or food misuse.
It is clear that chronic, long term stress impacts our neurology and physiology in many ways.
My Health Chiro can help you with stress management in Maribyrnong by preventing it from impacting your emotional, mental, physical and relational health. The key to this is to focus on your health. We cannot change or stop the stressors of our world and our life right now, so instead, we should be strengthening and equipping ourselves to better manage how we function in the world we live in.
We often hear these words: physical, psychological/mental, emotional, and chemical.
We have another set to offer: brain, nervous system, muscular, gut and hormonal.
Each of these captures our physical state as humans. If one or a few of these aren’t functioning how it’s meant to, it can impact how we’re managing ourselves. We use a holistic approach that combines 9 niched techniques to treat stress in Maribyrnong. Our four focuses (brain, nervous system, muscular & gut and hormonal) help to build a bespoke health approach to help you manage your stress.
So if you are struggling with stress and are noticing it taking a toll on your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, My Health Chiro would love to help you get your health back on track so you can start living your best life!
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