Problems associated with Coping

Experiencing problems and being worried is a normal part of life. The level of stress people feel as a result of their problems and worry is different for everyone and the way people cope may also vary. It is possible to have a number of ways to manage different problems. Remember, each person handles stress differently. Some people actually seek out situations which may appear stressful to others.

A major life decision, such as changing careers or buying a house, might be overwhelming for some people, while others may welcome the change. Some find sitting in traffic too much to tolerate, while others take it in stride. The key is determining your personal tolerance levels for stressful situations.

Stress can cause physical, emotional and behavioral disorders which can affect your health, vitality, peace-of-mind, as well as personal and professional relationships. Too much stress can cause relatively minor illnesses like insomnia, backaches, or headaches, and can contribute to potentially life-threatening diseases like high blood pressure and heart disease.

Problems may be scary and it is not uncommon to feel stressed and become angry. There is not one right way to cope with problems and worries and finding a way that suits you is important. Bottling things up inside may make the situation harder. In coping, it may be helpful to do something that allows you to release the stress, anxiety or anger you may be feeling. This may make it easier to manage your problem. It may be hard to let someone know what is going on, however reaching out to someone may help you feel better. Therapy can provide the space to allow you to better understand the issues that you are finding it difficult to cope with and to find yourself in the midst of perhaps a stressful and worrying situation. It can be a relief to share your thoughts with someone else and it may be possible then to find solutions that feel best for you.