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10 STRESS FACTORS OF CITY LIVING & WHAT YOU CAN DO THERE ARE MANY REASONS CITY DWELLERS ARE PRONE TO MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS...

1. CITY DWELLERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE NEGATIVE EMOTIONS DURING EVERY DAY LIFE.

2. THE PRICE AND COST OF LIVING IN CITIES CAN CAUSE STRESS FROM MONEY PROBLEMS.

3. PARENTING CAN BE MORE DIFFICULT AND STRESSFUL WHEN YOU LIVE IN THE INNER CITY.

4. STRESS OF HIGH POWERED JOBS AND MORE PRESSURE TO SUCCEED IN THE WORKPLACE.

5. SOCIAL STRESS AND APPEARANCES PUTS MORE PRESSURE ON PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN CITIES.

6. VIOLENCE AND CRIME ARE MUCH MORE COMMON IN THE CITY, WHICH CAN BE STRESSFUL.

7. PHYSICAL HEALTH CAN BE NEGATIVELY IMPACTED DUE TO CROWDS, NOISE AND FAST PACE OF LIFE.


8. IN THE CITY THERE IS MORE PRESSURE FROM MANAGING TRAFFIC AND AIR POLLUTION.

9. MORE TENDENCY TO ADDICTION ISSUES IN CITIES COMPARED TO THOSE IN RURAL AREAS.

10. LACK OF GREEN OPEN SPACES IN SOME URBAN AREAS CAN HAVE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL IMPACT.

10 SYMPTOMS OF   CITY LIVING STRESS THERE ARE A RANGE OF SYMPTOMS THAT ARE CAUSED BY THE PRESSURES OF CITY LIFE ...

PROVEN

1. Easily agitated, frustrated and irritable, with mood swings and angry outbursts. EFFECTIVE & FAST

2. Feeling overwhelmed, losing control or feeling the need for more control.

5. Physically, low energy, headaches, tight chest, dry mouth and teeth grinding.

4. Avoiding social situations and isolating oneself from friends during free time.

3. Finding it difficult to relax and unwind, and to quiet the mind from stress.


PROVEN

6. Insomnia and not being able to switch off racing thoughts or sleep EFFECTIVE & FAST at night.

7. Susceptible to getting colds and infections from compromised immune system.

10. Being pessimistic and seeing things on the negative side compared to the positive.

9. Reduced ability to focus or concentrate, and becoming more forgetful and disorganised.

8. Developing anxiety symptoms and disorders or chemical sensitivity and allergies.

12 TECHNIQUES AND STRATEGIES THAT HELP COMBAT THE STRESS THERE ARE LOTS OF STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO ALLEVIATE THE SYMPTOMS OF CITY LIFE STRESS...

1. A CV I TOYI DD W S TEILMLU E LRASNATRSE LMI K OE R EN ILCI K OETLI N Y ET, OC A HFAFVEEI N E A NN ED G AATLICVO E HEOMLO, T WI H O INCSH EDLUERVI A NTGEESVTERREYSD SALYE V L IEFLES. .Â

2. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PRODUCES CHEMICALS IN THE BODY THAT ENERGISE YET RELAX YOU.

3. BREATHING EXERCISES OR DOING MEDITATION CALM THE SYSTEM WHEN YOU FEEL OVERWHELMED.


4. GET MORE SLEEP, STICK TO A BED TIME ROUTINE. TRY RELAXING WITH LESS SCREEN TIME BEFORE BED.

5. TALK TO A LICENSED THERAPIST, WHICH HELPS BUILD COPING SKILLS AND CHANGE THE WAY YOU LIVE.

6. KEEP A PERSONAL DIARY OF WHEN YOU FEEL MORE STRESSED AND AVOID THESE SITUATIONS.

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8. MANAGE TIME AND PRIORITISE TASKS SO YOU DON’T FEEL SWAMPED WITH THINGS TO DO.

9. EAT HEALTHY, ORGANIC FRUIT AND VEGETABLES AND MAKE SURE YOU DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

10. SPEND TIME IN GREEN, NATURE FILLED SPACES, ALSO GETTING A PET CAN HAVE A CALMING EFFECT.

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12. TAKE UP A CREATIVE AND ABSORBING INTEREST AS AN OUTLET, A PASSION AND A HIGHER PURPOSE.  

Dr Lynne Korte | Chartered Psychologist For more information, or to book a CBT session with chartered psychologist Dr Lynne Korte, visit www.lynnekorte.co.uk or call 07544 693 478

Living In The City Top Stresses And Solutions  

This infographic from Dr Lynne Korte can you let you know the different pressures of living in the city, the symptoms of stress and some rel...

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This infographic from Dr Lynne Korte can you let you know the different pressures of living in the city, the symptoms of stress and some rel...

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