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dealing with stressEveryone experiences stress. Whether you are busy at work, have a big test coming up, or want a date to go well, you know what it feels like to be stressed. While we know stress is not good for our health, most people can handle stress in a healthy and productive manner. When that stress level reaches a point where it begins to disrupt daily life, we begin to question its source and may need to work with a professional to alleviate that stress to improve our mental health.

Here are three common myths about stress to consider if you are feeling under pressure:

Myth #1: Stress Is Similar for Everyone

Stress is not the same for everyone. One person may be able to handle a much higher level of stress than another person. Or a person may not feel stressed over certain things that cause another person significant distress. Everyone is unique and experiences stress and mental health challenges in different ways.

Myth #2: You Can’t Do Anything About It

Stressful things can indeed be all around us. However, there are many things you can do to combat it. Learning what stresses you out may help. You can then learn the skills needed to face that stress or avoid it in a healthy manner. There are several techniques and skills you can learn to help you combat the effects of everyday stress. A mental health professional can help you decide which skills and techniques work best for you.

Myth #3: Only Major Stress Needs Attention

Minor stress can be a warning sign. If you wait until stress builds up, you will have a more significant challenge ahead of you to work through. Take the small stressors in your life and start to analyze and work through them.

Stress affects everyone differently. What is a significant stressor for one person may not even phase someone else. Understanding and acknowledging your stress is key to making sure that it does not build up and create conflicts in your life. You do not need to live with overwhelming stress; you can learn how to work through it. Here at The Guest House, we understand that everyone is facing unique challenges. We are ready to help you gain the skills you need to work through your unique journey. Call us today to learn more about our different therapy options at (855) 483-7800.