What Is the Best Way to Handle Stress?

Stress can happen on any day at any moment. You get in a fight with a loved one. You have additional work placed on you at your job. An unexpected medical issues arises.

It can happen at any time. Fortunately, there are ways you can better handle stress so that it doesn’t have a negative impact on your health.

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville is here to offer some stress management techniques so that you can get control of your stress before it gets control of you!

Is There Anything I Can Do to Prevent Stress?

You can’t stop stressful situations from happening.

But you can control how you approach stressful situations. The best way to do so is to learn ways to better handle stress so that it doesn’t end up negatively impacting your quality of life.

Ways to Manage Stress

  • Exercise
  • Get a support system
  • Laugh
  • Meditate
  • Take breaks from stressors

How Do I Know If I Have Chronic or Acute Stress?

There are two main types of stress, acute and chronic. While acute stress is brought about by certain demands and pressures like your job or a traumatic event, it is usually a shock/stress that eventually goes away.

With chronic stress, your body (and especially, your nervous system) never gets a break from the physical impacts of stress, which can start taking a toll on your overall health.

Stress Symptoms

  • Acne
  • Appetite changes
  • Chronic pain
  • Decreased energy
  • Digestive issues
  • Frequent sickness
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia

Wondering whether your stress is something more serious? AFC Urgent Care Sevierville is open seven days a week to better serve the medical needs of our community.