Do you retreat into your shell and shut yourself off leaving you no access to the outside world? Or do you reach out to find social support?
While it may seem appealing to crawl into a corner and shut the world out when stressed, it is actually less beneficial to your physical and mental well-being. Retreating when stressed may increase your chances of weight gain or loss, high blood pressure, depression, and anxiety.
On the flip side, reaching out to friends and family for social support is highly beneficial for both your physical and mental well-being. Pursuing social interaction when stressed decreases illnesses, depression, and anxiety. In addition, the larger and more diverse your circle of friends, the better it is for your overall health.
Counseling is an option that allows you to “socialize” by talking to someone and venting about your stress. Not to mention it is very favorable for your mental health. By seeking counseling for stress, you may learn new techniques to incorporate into your everyday life, and reduce the negative results of stress.
Marriage Counseling. Not many couples participate in counseling because they don’t think it’ll work or they just don’t want to face and fix the problems. Whatever the reason may be that you need or want marriage counseling, here is a great article written earlier this year by Michael Hyatt on what you should do to protect your marriage.
Although the post may get into religion, there are some great tips that you can still follow by – regardless of your religion.
As always, if you would like to seek marriage counseling here at Star Point Counseling Center of Brandon and Tampa, feel free to give us a call at (813) 244-1251 to see what’s right for you and your partner.
What are some tips that you follow by to keep your marriage healthy? Share with us in the comments below!