Stress can have a serious effect on your libido and can possibly lead to relationship stress. In fact stress may be causing your lowered libido, but a lack of libido and intimacy may be causing you more stress! Aagghh!
A National Stress Survey, by ABC’s Stress Busters, in 2008 found that almost 1 in 4 respondents reported high levels of psychological distress and these people have a 3 in 4 chance of meeting the criteria for anxiety and depression. Almost 75% of Australian’s considered themselves to be relatively stressed.
It may seem that there’s nothing you can do about your stress level. The bills aren’t going to stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day for everything you have to do, work and family responsibilities will always be demanding. But, you have a lot more control than you might think. In fact, the simple realisation that you can take control of your life is the foundation of stress management.
Start by thinking about ways to take control of you stress. Take charge of your thoughts, your emotions, your schedule, your environment and the way you deal with any problems that come your way. If you know that a balanced life is the ultimate goal, you’ll build the resilience to hold up under daily pressures and meet challenges head on.
A good piece of advice is not to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of your life that you forget to take care of you – your own needs.
A quote by Abraham Lincoln
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be”
Check out some tips to help deal with stress.