When you think of being stressed or overstressed, what do you think of? Do you think of a specific event, person, environment, or variable that has caused this stress? If so, this is a common way that stress and anxiety can enter your day-to-day living. However, what about the abstract thought of stress. The notion is that you know stress is there and that it is playing an integral role in your life. The notion behind having an abstract thought of stress is the idea of just knowing that it is there.
Yes, in most cases stress is brought on by the onset of a specific factor, trigger, or variable but there is a case for when you may have just an abstract thought of stress. Anxiety therapy in Orlando is directed towards addressing this abstract and is why individual therapy in Orlando can provide you with the one-on-one care needed to address why this abstract thought is there. Most of the time, the issue can be not being in the present moment.
You may have a dialogue like “I know I am stressed but am not sure why?” This could be an indication of the abstract thought of stress due to an internal factor saying that stress is a part of you right now. Being in a wise mind and staying present can offer the first step to going deeper into this abstract. Shifting your focus into what you need to put your focus on because you are doing it for yourself.
It is hard to stay grounded in the moment and perhaps the abstract thought of stress is placing you in a situation to ask yourself how you can be more present moving forward. It takes time to work through this thought of stress but time is the one thing you always need to give yourself!
Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.