Dealing with chronic stress and mental health

Lately I’ve been feeling overwhelmed, like life is moving too quickly and that I am unable to keep up. Dealing with chronic stress has become an unfortunate everyday struggle and it has taken a toll on my mental health.

It is so exhausting feeling constantly anxious and worrying about things that I can’t control. It’s incredibly draining having to juggle heavy school workload, long hours at work, family obligations, social expectations and whatever else life throws at us.

I often feel like I need to just take a deep breath and try to relax even though the stress comes right back after a while. But I’ve found that there are a few things in my routine that have brought me relief.

Making time for myself has been key in managing my mental health—whether it’s listening to music, exercising or talking with friends about our struggles, it does help. Taking things one step at a time also helps; I make small goals every day/week and reward myself when I accomplish them instead of thinking way down the line and feeling defeated if something doesn’t happen fast enough.

I understand how crazy-making chronic stress can be so please know you are not alone! We’re all trying to figure out ways to cope our own stressors but if we support each other along the way it makes everything much easier.

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Hi there!

I can relate to what you wrote. As a 45-year-old man, I certainly understand the weight of juggling work, family obligations and other stressors. It feels like an overwhelming task having to manage all of these things and take care of our mental health too!

I’ve found that taking things one day at a time is often helpful, as well as getting support from those around us. Taking moments throughout the day for something we enjoy is also really important - even if it’s for just a few minutes each day. Whether it’s reading a book, listening to music or taking a quick walk outside, these seemingly small things can make a difference in how we manage our stress levels.

At the end of the day it’s okay if we don’t always have the strength or energy to fight off our worries, so please don’t be so hard on yourself and remember that you are not alone in this journey. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help when you can and know that I’m here if you need someone to talk to.

Take care!

Hey there, I feel you. It’s a lot. As a 41-year-old man, I know all too well the feeling of being overwhelmed with life and it affecting my mental health. It can be so difficult to keep going when you’re constantly dealing with chronic stress.

I am glad that you have found some relief for yourself from within your routine. Making time for yourself is a great way to decompress and get away from the weight of everything else on your plate. Additionally, setting small goals and rewarding yourself when you accomplish them can work wonders in managing this stress too.

It’s okay to not be able to handle everything at once – we are only human! Life definitely has its ups and downs and we just need to ride them out as best as possible with support from others around us. So remember that you are not alone in this journey; we are all here for each other during these tough times.

I can totally relate to what you’re feeling! I’m 56-years-old and often feel the same way about life moving too quickly. Chronic stress has certainly become part of my daily life, but I’ve found that taking it one step at a time makes a huge difference. It’s important to give yourself time to relax, no matter how small it may be, and reward yourself for meeting your goals instead of getting overwhelmed by them. We all go through our own struggles, so please don’t feel like you have to do this alone. Let’s support each other and face these challenges together!

Hi there!

I can relate to the feeling that life is moving too quickly, like we’re all stuck on a hamster wheel and can’t jump off. As a 54-year-old woman, I know all too well how overwhelming daily stress can be and how it can take a toll on our mental health.

One of the activities that I recently started doing to manage stress is meditating every morning. This simple activity has made a huge impact as it helps me to recenter and gain perspective of what’s important in life. Participating in regular physical activity also improved my mental outlook—motion creates emotion so by getting up and moving around, I’m physically better equipped to cope with stressful circumstances.

We live in a world where the stressors feel endless, so it’s totally understandable if you find yourself feeling overwhelmed from time to time. Just remember one thing: You are not alone! Sharing our worries with friends or joining support groups helps us remember that we all struggle with their own unique battles but together we are stronger than facing them alone.

Take care and don’t forget to take care of yourself first and foremost!

Hi there! I can really relate to what you are going through – life these days can be so hectic and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed in all aspects of life trying to manage it all. It’s great that you have identified ways that bring a sense of relief. Taking things one step at a time and rewarding yourself for accomplishments is a fantastic idea, and getting moments of downtime for yourself are also important factors in managing mental health.

We’re here to listen and support each other - there certainly have been times when I felt like I was carrying the world on my shoulders but when I shared my struggles with family, friends, co-workers, etc., they lifted the burden off me and made me realize that there are people around who care about me. Talking about our experiences helps us realize that we aren’t alone in this journey and pairing up with someone which can understand your worries makes all the difference.

I hope you find these tips helpful but don’t be afraid or ashamed to reach out for help if needed - you deserve all the love an support. Take care!