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Some stress is a good thing but excessive stress can be harmful

Stress is unavoidable and a normal part of life. Stress can actually help you to engage and manage your life, perform better and achieve your goals.

Men and Stress

Many men give themselves a hard time in accepting their stress. They struggle to speak about their stress or to seek out help. In general, women talk about their stress more openly and then feel relieved.

Men tend to not talk about their stress, let it pass and move on with life. The reality is however that problems arise when stress is bottled up. Too much stress, rarely spoken about, for a prolonged period of time can be debilitating and difficult to deal with.

Emotional Signs of Stress

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Moodiness
  • Frustration
  • Lack of motivation and confidence
  • Restlessness

Your stress may be caused by work, school, financial difficulties, friendships, social life, family relationships, a death or ill health. Whatever the reason, if your stress continues unabated for too long it will affect you and your quality of life.

Physical Symptoms of Stress

  • Sleep disturbance
  • Feeling sick
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Stomach aches
  • Headaches
  • Tiredness
  • Cramps
  • Twitches
  • Feeling dizzy

Preventing Overwhelming Stress

If you are feeling overwhelmed, there are ways to learn how to deal with the stress in your life.Our MRC Consultants have the experience, background and qualifications to guide you to:

  • Recognise your symptoms and the triggers of stress
  • Reduce the impact of stress
  • Develop strategies for dealing with stress in the future
  • Identify realistic expectations of yourself
  • Safely uncover the underlying issues
  • Work with you to resolve them and the impact they have on your life.

For more information download our Fact Sheet Stress-The Differences Between Men and Women or visit our Relationships page.