In the UK today, a quarter of a million people will miss work because of stress. It’s largely unavoidable and can be caused if you experience a situation that makes you feel threatened or unsafe or if you feel a lack of control over a situation.
The good news is that you can manage your stress levels. It’s really important because the long term impact of stress on our physical health can include contributing to heart disease and high blood pressure, hypertension, impacting our immune system and digestion complaints. It has an emotional impact too; you can feel overwhelmed, unable to cope and it can affect your relationships.